Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-924  
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Complaint
Discriminatory treatment (Excise duty) of Kenyan manufactured products among others Pharmaceutical products Kenya reported that the Juices are still charged 13% excise duty.  
Progress update note
1. During the JPC held with Kenya,Uganda stated that this provision in the excise Duty Act is global and not specific to juices coming in from Kenya. This provision is under a law which is considered domestic and the country has a sovereign mandate to make provisions related to internal tax.Uganda however promised to undertake stake holder consultation on the excise duty tax and report by June 2019.
2.The Regional Monitoring Committee held on 15th October, 2019 noted that these are two separate NTBs on Juices and Pharmaceuticals and should be treated separately. The NTB on Juice was referred to the Customs Committee for resolution during the SCTIFI meeting on 10th November, 2018.
On Pharmaceuticals: Kenya and Uganda agreed to resolve the NTB bilaterally as it was agreed by Heads of State. The two Partner States agreed to update the EACS on the progress.
3. During the Regional Monitoring Committee held on 15th October, 2019Uganda informed the meeting that work is ongoing to resolve the NTB and would report back by November, 2019
4.During the Sectoral Committee on Trade that took place on 31st October, 2019 Uganda reported that the two Partner States agreed on how to resolve the NTB on Juice bilaterally and have agreed on the framework for resolution and will consult with the responsible agencies to resolve the NTB as agreed by November, 2019.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Uganda: Uganda Revenue Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2019-01-14  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2019-11-01 09:43  
Modified
2019-11-01 09:43