Cement, tobacco first to be cleared under EAC tax deal

Cement and cigarettes will be the first goods to be cleared under a new trade deal allowing for joint collection of customs taxes by Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

Friday March 21 2014

Containers of cargo at Mombasa port. Effective

Containers of cargo at Mombasa port. Effective April 1, cigarettes, cement and neutral spirit destined for Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda will be cleared under the single customs territory system. FILE PHOTO 

By ALLAN ODHIAMBO & ISMAIL MUSA LADU

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