KAM held a meeting with the Mombasa County Finance team on 13 September 2016 to discuss port charges and other charges in the Finance Bill that hinder trade in Mombasa County. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the legality of the county charging of the port charges.
Among the key highlights included:
KAM also met with Mombasa County C.E for Trade and Investment, Hamisi Mwaguya on 14 September 2016. Among the deliberations include:
Kenya Association of Manufacturers held a seminar on the Single Customs Territory (SCT) on 20 September, 2016 in Nairobi where findings of the DRC Market Survey were presented.
Single Custom Territory is the stage for full attainment of the customs union which is attainable by the removal of duties and other restrictive regulations and or minimisation of internal border customs controls on goods moving between partner states with an ultimate realisation of free circulation of goods.
The workshop aimed to present the market survey findings for Eastern DRC so as to identify any gaps; the role of KRA on the Single Custom Territory; Manufacturer’s requirements under SCT to ensure export is expedited and export certificate is obtained; The role of Shippers Council on trade facilitation at the port for EAC and DRC market access; Major investment opportunities in the DRC and the role of Kentrade on online Business Single Window System.