Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-823  
NTB Type
2.6. Additional taxes and other charges  
Complaint
Botswana government is imposing daily double tax on imported alcohol beverages to Botswana. The motivation for imposing the excise and not imposing on local manufacturers is that local manufacturers create jobs and have manufacturing plant in the country. It is the Wine Industry submission that wine as a commodity cannot be manufactured in Botswana due to the weather conditions.
SA Wine Companies, pay excise in South Africa and do not expect to pay another excise in Botswana for the very same products. We appeal for the repeal of the Regulations to allow both local and importers to be treated the same. Locals have more competitive edge compared to importers. Furthermore, the methodology as per Regulations is different from what is practically implemented. Enclosed self explanatory email clarifying the differences. Botswana is in breach of the WTO GATT Agreement, Article 34  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Botswana: BURS, BOTSWANA RECEIVER OF REVENUE (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
South Africa  
Date of incident
2018-06-01  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2018-06-11 16:31  
Modified
2018-11-20 09:41