We are pleased to share with you the approved list of raw materials under the Duty Remission Scheme that was published through the East African Community (EAC) gazette Vol. AT 1 - No. 17 on 15th September 2020.
The published gazette contains;
EAC Legal Notices ranging from EAC Legal Notice No 180 to 200; Additional Approved measures on Import; Duty Rates in the E Common External Tariff; Stay of Applications; Approved measures on Import Duty Rates in the EAC Common External and; Corrigenda which were approved by Extra-Ordinary of Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) Meeting which was held from 09th -11th September 2020.
The duty remission scheme is a facility embedded in the East African Community (EAC) Protocol under section 104. It is designed to help manufacturers with essential inputs within the EAC and Uganda to access raw materials and essential inputs from outside the EAC at concessional import duty rates.
For instance items at 25% reduce to 10% or those at 10% to 0%, thus reducing cost of essential inputs and enabling manufacturing competitiveness.