The Thorny Cash Bond Issue for Uganda Traders

Kampala traders have threatened to take Kenya Revenue Authority to the East African Court of Justice should it go back on it's word regarding withdrawal of cash bonds on goods transiting through Kenya. They demanded assurance from Kenya that it would not happen again as it had increased cost of business.

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    East African Business Week, 29 October 2012

    Following protracted negotiations between the government of Uganda and Kenya over the issuance of cash bonds on imports transiting through Kenya, traders have demanded for ... read more »

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The Kenya Revenue Authority withdraws cash bond issued on imports passing through Kenya

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    New Vision, 12 October 2012

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  • Uganda:  Transit Guarantee Scheme Here Soon

    The Observer, 11 October 2012

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  • East Africa:  Traders Want EAC Member States to Own Mombasa Port

    New Vision, 10 October 2012

    The private sector has called for the re-instatement of the East African harbours and ports authority so that the coastal facilities can be owned and benefit all the five member ... read more »

  • East Africa:  The Taxman Is Strangling East Africa Community Trade

    The Star, 9 October 2012

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  • East Africa:  Traders' Issues Need Practical Solutions

    East African Business Week, 8 October 2012

    The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), in partnership with East African Business Council (EABC) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) organized a meeting of the ... read more »