PFA a statement published by the US Trade Representative re. the adoption of digital service taxes by trading partners: [ https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2020/june/ustr-initiates-section-301-investigations-digital-services-taxes | https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2020/june/ustr-initiates-section-301-investigations-digital-services-taxes ]
It will be interesting to see how, and whether, this will impact the free trade agreement negotiations between KE and US.
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Please find attached the proposed Draft VAT Regulations on Digital Market Places published by KRA for public participation. The deadline for submitting your comments through a memorandum is 15th June 2020. [ https://www.kra.go.ke/en/media-center/public-notices/842-draft-value-added-tax-digital-marketplace-supply-regulations,-2020 | https://www.kra.go.ke/en/media-center/public-notices/842-draft-value-added-tax-digital-marketplace-supply-regulations,-2020 ]
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