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Bill on Mombasa Port will create trade barrier - regional traders

Published on January 04, 2016

Importers and exporters using the Northern Corridor have protested the passing of a Bill by the Mombasa County in Kenya that seeks to allow the county to collect port revenues.They say the Mombasa County Port Authority (MCPA) Bill 2014 passed on December 10, will impose double taxation on business transactions on the transit route that links Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi with the port

The Bill, currently awaiting assent by Governor Hassan Joho, seeks to create the County Port Authority, headed by a chief executive, to manage the port and set up an electronic Advanced Shipment Information System to monitor cargo and help in revenue collection. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor