KASINDI BORDER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Kasindi is a town in north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kasindi sits at the international border with Uganda, directly across the town of Mpondwe, a distance of about 16 kilometres (10 mi)
Question: Will the directive of the DGDA(Director General Customs) reducing the threshold of $ 2000 to $ 500 be revised?
Response: The decision of the DGDA is an agenda Item in the upcoming meeting between DRC, Uganda and Burundi slated for 27th March to 29th March 2019.
Question: Why don’t manufactured products benefit from STR?
Response: For now, only agricultural products are benefiting. We shall update you when manufactured products are allowed.
Question: Why are some small traders charged import duty?
Response: The DRC law only applies STR for traders registered in the Cross border Trade Associations. Those who are not registered pay the applicable taxes.
Question: How come the cross border traders are asked to Pay VAT?
Response: The STR agreement doesn’t exempt the traders from VAT; It is a legal tax.
Only import duty is waived.
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