Trade War Brews as Uganda, Tanzania Restrict Kenyan Products

A fresh round of trade wars is simmering in East Africa after Tanzania and Uganda imposed taxes on Kenyan-made confectionery, citing the use of imported industrial sugar in the goods. The two states have rejected certificates of origin issued by the Kenya Revenue Authority and opted to levy a 25% import duty on Kenyan confectioneries.

Bags of sugar (file photo).

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