Alcohol Beverages Association of Kenya warns new taxes will impact the sector

KENYA – Beer and spirits manufacturers in Kenya have raised an alarm over possible increase in taxes saying it will hit sales and State revenues while hurting the fight against illicit brews. The manufacturers through […]

Kenya to impose 16% VAT on Ugandan milk in bid to curb illegal importation

KENYA – Kenya has resolved to impose 16 percent value added tax (VAT) on milk imports from Uganda as part of measures to protect local dairy farmers and calm the simmering trade tensions between the […]

Kenya Revenue Authority introduces new excise tax on non-alcoholic beverages

KENYA – Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will be introducing new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage which is expected to in turn increase the price of bottled water by an average sh.7 per litre. The […]

Kenya’s Keroche Breweries trapped in US$140m tax fraud allegations

KENYA – Kenya’s second largest brewer, Keroche Breweries is facing inquiry for allegedly evading tax amounting to US$140 million (Ksh14.4 billion) between January 2015 and June 2019. This is according to investigations by the Kenya […]

Nigerian manufacturers call on government to halt 50% increase in VAT

NIGERIA – The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on the Federal Government to halt the proposed increase on Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent. According to the president of the association, […]

Rwanda to introduce tax breaks for alcohol brewed from locally-sourced materials

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda is considering to reduce consumption tax on alcoholic drinks brewed from locally sourced raw materials. In a draft law presented to the Parliament by the Minister for Finance and […]

Kenyan manufacturers fault 15% duty hike on alcoholic drinks

KENYA – Manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages have opposed the 15 percent increase in excise duty on wines and spirits in this year’s budget saying it is detrimental to the industry’s growth. The Alcoholic […]

United Kingdom hikes wine duty but freezes duty on beer, spirits and cider

UK – United Kingdom Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced that duty tax on wine will increase while that on beer, spirits and cider would remain the same in line with the rate of inflation, effective […]

Kenya imposes new tariffs on Tanzanian flour as trade war escalates

KENYA – Kenya has announced 25% import duty on Tanzania’s products like flour, saying it is produced from imported wheat which contravenes the East African Community (EAC) rules and regulations on such products, reports Business […]