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Mombasa plans higher levies for branded cargo containers

Published on October 16, 2015

Mombasa County has caused fresh uproar with its proposal to raise by Sh10,000 charges on every branded container entering its territory.

In its Finance Bill 2015 currently before the County Assembly, Mombasa proposes to charge Sh40,000 per year on every branded container that runs through its territory, up from Sh30,000 being levied at the moment. Similarly, any branded vehicle will pay a yearly fee of Sh15,000, up from Sh12,000.

But transporters have criticised the planned levies saying they could raise the cost of doing business and discourage traders from using the port of Mombasa. Read more. Source | Business Daily