Complaint number
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Uganda denial of Market access on Fay Aluminium Foil and Fay Cling they have instead charged full CET to Kimfay Kenya manufactured products.
KRA conducted a verification visit to Kimfay premises as required under the EAC ROO 2015 to ascertain origin and certified in 2016. Since then the company has been exporting under EAC preferential Treatemnt until December 2020 where URA charged full CET and also charged infrastructure levy and excise duty despite the two products meeting the criteria for EAC rules of Origin 2015.

New imposed levies Fay Cling Film film Fay Aluminium Foil
Excise duty 10% 0
Infrastructure levy 1.50% 1.50%
Import duty 0 25%
Existing tax
VAT 18% 18
Progress update note
On 18 March 2021, Burundi Focal Point advised that aluminum foil specified as item 3 did not meet the origin criteria as provided under rule 6 of the EAC(Rules of Origin) Rule 2015. the Rule provides for either a change in Tariff Heading or Material Content Criteria hence the query. However all the other items on the Entry C38500 of 01/12/2020 were accorded preferential treatment.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Uganda: Busia (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
Country specific trade issue
Date of incident
In process  
Product Description
Fay Aluminium Foil and Fay Cling  
Total value
Date reported
2020-12-14 16:50  
2021-04-07 00:14