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Kasindi Border Frequently Asked Questions

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Mar
Kasindi Border Frequently Asked Questions
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    Mary Amumpaire
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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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