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TAHA, TRA train stakeholders on Custom Clearance and Exemption Procedures.

Posted on 25th Oct | 2021

TAHA in collaboration with Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA-Arusha) on 23rd June 2021 successfully organized a special training for the horticulture companies and clearing agents on Export-Import Custom Clearance and Exemption Procedures, at Safari hotel, Arusha. For the past few years, it is understood, the government has been offering either exemptions or remissions to the horticulture stakeholders, but, practically, few actors have been able to benefit or access them. So, the training was organized at the right time as the National Budget of 2021/22 had featured proposed reforms and provided incentives/exemptions to the horticulture industry. The main purpose of the training was to build the ability and understanding for the managers in the horticulture companies and clearing agents who are involved in the clearance process to clearly comprehend the export-import custom clearance and basic steps on how to access the exemption/incentives given to the horticulture subsector to enhance efficiency and growth of the industry. Through the training, TAHA and TRA were able to improve knowledge to 26 horticulture companies on tax exemptions, goods exempted under general exemptions of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and Economic Processing Zone Authority (EPZA), highlights of horticulture proposed reforms featured in the National Budget 2021/22, key information considered to successfully access tax exemptions and reasons for applications of tax exemptions to remain pending or rejected. TAHA and TRA agreed to continue ensuring that all horticulture production zones have received these training in order to equip the companies to access and benefit from these exemptions.

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