Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-939  
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Complaint
Denial of market access for Afribon products in Kenya manufactured raw materials for beverage manufactured using locally sourced fruits i.e. Mango beverage compound is produced using Ngowe mango, Tamarind beverage compound produced using Ukwaju, baobab beverage compound produced using mabuyu, orange beverage compound using orange pulp. All these are sourced from Kitui, Mombasa and some parts of rift valley markets and EAC.

The challenge they are facing is that the compounds exported are being subjected to 10% duty, 1.5% RDL levy  
Progress update note
1.During the NMC meeting held on 13th - 14th March 2020 Tanzania informed that the Kenyan Focal Point was advised to contact the Tanzania Revenue Authority Liaison Officer in Nairobi to verify the origin of the raw materials. Kenya is yet to report back.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Tanzania: Tanzania Revenue Authority at ICD Kenya (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2019-10-16  
Status
In process  
Product Description
3302.10: Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures, incl. alcoholic solutions, with a basis of one or more of these substances, of a kind used in the food and drink industries; other preparations based on odoriferous substances, of a kind used for the manufacturing  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2020-02-20 15:05  
Modified
2020-03-16 14:47