Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-114  
NTB Type
1.7. Discriminatory or flawed government procurement policies  
Complaint
Uganda charging VAT of 18% on exercise books from Kenya while Uganda manufacturers of the exercise books are VAT exempt as per the provisions in the Uganda VAT Act. Uganda not exempting VAT on Kenya exercise books is disadvantaging Kenya exercise books as it makes it uncompetitive compared to local manufacturers.

Complete evidence provided Entry no C17644 Ref. 20222094001751.
We request Uganda to grant exemption of VAT on Kenya exercise books as provided in the Act.
Uganda should stop discrimination of Kenya exercise books as this is a re-occuring NTB, it was resolved and now it is back.  
Progress update note
1. The 42nd SCTIFI noted that the NTB is reoccurring. But also noted that the evidence provided does not have an entry number. Kenya to provide an entry number to facilitate Uganda to resolve the issue  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Uganda: URA (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2023-02-01  
Status
In process  
Product Description
Exercise books
URA/ASYCUDAWorld
Marks & no
of
Number and
MOMBASA PORT
KEMBA
KENAFRIC MANUFACTURING LTD
PO BOX 39303-00623
NAIROBI-KENYA
1000096670
GLORRE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
KAMPALA NAKAWA DIVISION NAKAWA DIVISION
NAKAWAMIWANDA INDUSTRIAL AREA
5 TH STREET NR.MADHWANI WAREHOUSES
96-98 96-98 KAMPALA
1000091630
LINCOLN LOGISTICS LIMITED
24360 KAMPALA
35 COFFEE HOUSE
C 17644 11/05/2022
IM 4
1 1
1 1,150 2022 2094001751
ROAD KE no
1
1
1
23,091,173
0
0
23,091,173
0.00
0.00
18.00
128,284,297
128,284,297
128,284,296
102
105
401
1 48202000
KE
3
Kenya Uganda
UG
FOB
KENBI
USD 35,937.500 3,569.65
INV/2094001751
1,150 CT
Carton
ANGEL TURINAWE


 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2023-05-15 14:27  
Modified
2023-07-03 17:26