Question: When will the Export Zone construction start?
Response: The export zone construction will start as soon the surveys and environmental experts have finished surveying the construction site possibly by June it has to be started.
Question: Palm oil is on the STR common list why it that we are still paying 5200 as taxes to URA is.
Response: STR only exempts palm oil for paying import duty which is 10% and which the 10% was deducted because previously it used to pay 8300/ per jerry can and when we went to URA and pleaded with the Incharge the deducted the 10% and it only pays VAT and others taxes.
Question: Why do we still pay market dues to the market tenderers even qualify for STR.
Response: The bilateral agreement between project member states allows for local tax or revenue collections. However for goods on transit must not pay the local market dues.
Question: We who are already in the market when time for construction reaches shall we be compensated.
Response: No, but there is an upcoming vendor registration exercise to ascertain who the current vendors are answered by the Town Council and the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives.
Question: After construction will this Market be for free or we shall be paying some money
Response: The Town Council and the Ministry of Trade will set a certain fee at which these stalls and rooms will be rented. However there will be other bills like electricity, Water, security, garbage collection fees etc.