Issue 09: Introduction of Electronic Excisable Goods Management System (Electronic/Digital Tax Stamp)

Challenge: Introduction of electronic/digital tax on excisable goods in the region is increasing the cost of production, burdening the manufacturers & consumers, encouraging capital flight and inefficiency as it is monopolized by one company.

Members Affected: Manufacturers and Consumers of Excisable Goods from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Status Update: The cost of electronic/digital tax stamp should be covered by excise tax paid and services open to competitive bidding to discourage monopoly by one company across the region.