project brief

Kenya Association of Manufacturers: Tax and quality compliance costs

Implementor

Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Target Group

Manufacturers

Project Value

US$ 725,004

Implementation Period

2011 - 2013

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Why this project?

The manufacturing sector contributes about 14% of GDP in Kenya and directly absorbs about 13% of total formal employment. The significance of the manufacturing sector is visible when viewed against regional trade. The performance of Kenya’s manufacturing sectors impacts significantly on other economic and social fundamentals like inflation in the region. Doing business in Kenya can be burdensome, posing a major challenge on how to remain competitive. For example, industries have to cope with the high cost of quality compliance and tax compliance.

What:

Through TMEA financial support, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) proposes to develop evidence based policy advocacy positions on how to reduce the cost of doing business and to enhance the competitiveness of Kenyan industries globally, and particularly in the East African Community.

How:

Trade Mark East Africa will offer financial support to Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), to develop evidence based policy advocacy positions on how to reduce the cost of doing business and to enhance the competitiveness of Kenyan Industries globally and particularly in the East African Community.

Contact:

Joshua Mutunga:
joshua.mutunga@trademarkea.com
Simon Konzolo:
joshua.mutunga@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

KAM positively influencing the trade regulatory framework and practices, and improves and increases the implementation of quality advocacy campaigns towards the East African Community Integration. This will positively contribute to regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade in East Africa.

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