Government to lose Shs30b as ban on old cars effected

Speaking in an interview yesterday in Kampala, the URA Commissioner Customs, Mr Dicksons Collins Kateshumbwa, said cars that were imported before September 30 will be allowed into the country. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Levy. The environmental levy that will be imposed on imported vehicles that are between nine and 15 years old from the date of manufacture, according to the Amended Traffic and Road Safety Act, 2018.

Kampala. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will lose at least Shs30b in revenue every month following the commencement of the ban on importation of used vehicles that are 15 years old or more.
The ban was enforced based on the Amended Traffic and Road Safety Act, 2018. The only reprieve the law offered was on car imports which were in transit before the commencement of the Act—July 1, 2018.

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