High Level Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on harmonization of domestic taxes in the EAC region

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Date: 
11 November 2011 to 12 November 2011
Venue: 
Bank of Tanzania Conference Hall
Contact information: 

EAC spokesperson Ms Lilian Awinja

Organisation: 
The East African Business Council (EABC) in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat

REGIONAL PUBLIC PRIVATE DIALOGUE:

 

HARMONISATION OF DOMESTIC TAXES IN THE EAST
AFRICAN COMMUNITY

 

Organised by East African Business Council and the East African Community Secretariat; in
collaboration with the TradeMark East Africa and the International Financial Corporation as
part of the Network of Reformers.


Venue:
BANK OF TANZANIA CONFERENCE HALL, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Date: 11 - 12 November, 2011

In 2010 the East African Community (EAC) integration process entered a critical stage of a fully fledged Customs Union characterised by elimination of internal tariffs and uniform application of the Common External Tariff (CET). Between 2005 and 2007, revenues from import duties increased by more than 50% and intraregional trade more than doubled during the same period. This allayed fears that harmonization of import duties to a Common External Tariff would have a negative impact on trade and lead to loss of revenue. While import duties have been eliminated in trade between the Partner States, domestic trade taxes still hamper the realization of the full benefits of trade and economic integration and must be harmonised through a process of negotiation.