Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-010  
NTB Type
2.6. Additional taxes and other charges  
Complaint
INIQUITOUS TAX AND RESTRICTION OF TRADE
In order to export poultry products to Uganda, a Kenyan farmer/producer is charged 18% VAT, 6% withholding tax and 1% road levy. This is 25% cumulative tax payable to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). It is important to note that in Uganda chicken is not vatable, yet they charge VAT on chicken from Kenya.  
Progress update note
On 17 May 2021, Uganda Focal Point reported that the Republic of Uganda held a Bilateral meeting with Kenya and agreed on a time frame of 1st July 2021 to resolve this and other NTBs related to taxation.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Uganda: Busia (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2020-03-20  
Status
In process  
Product Description
INIQUITOUS TAX AND RESTRICTION OF TRADE BY UGANDAN AUTHORITIES
In order to export poultry products to Uganda, a Kenyan farmer/producer is charged 18% VAT, 6% withholding tax and 1% road levy. This is 25% cumulative tax payable to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). It is important to note that in Uganda chicken is not vatable


 
Total value
350.00  
Date reported
2021-03-22 13:06  
Modified
2021-05-05 13:48