Higher levy plan for importers avoiding SGR

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Business Daily | by Edwin Mutai

Importers who choose to transport goods by road face higher rail import levy in a move aimed at encouraging the use of the standard gauge railway (SGR).

Parliament has recommended an increase of the Railway Development Levy by 0.3 percentage points or 2.8 percent of the cost of goods ferried by road.

Currently transporters pay 2.5 percent of the cost of imported goods in Railway Development Levy to move goods from the port of Mombasa to Nairobi and the hinterland…

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