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- NTB Type
1.7. Discriminatory or flawed government procurement policies
Discriminatory treatment (Excise duty) of Kenyan manufactured products among others Pharmaceutical products, Juice, cigarettes.
- Status note
During the SCTIFI meeting held on 16 November 2018, Uganda reported that she has put in place administrative measures to accord non discriminatory treatment to Kenya products. The NTB is therefore resolved.
- Progress update note
1. During the meeting of SCTIFI that sat in November, 2017, Uganda reported that they are holding meetings with the relevant institutions and will report back to Kenya by December 2017.
2. The EAC Secretariat through their letter C&T 2/2/3 advided that according to Article 8 of the Treaty for Establishemnt of the Wast African Community, EAC Community Laws take precedence over similar national laws on matters pertaining to the implementation of the Treaty. In this regard amendment of the Excise Duty Act makes it discriminatory to similar goods from other Partner States and therefore contravenes Article 15.This means that the Protocol will take precedence uopn transfer of such goods from other PArtner States.
- Policy or regulatory NTB
Uganda: Ministry of Finance (Government institution)
- Reporting Country or Region
- Country specific trade issue
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