DP To Seek Court Injunction On PVoC


viagra approved http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/wp-includes/class-wp-tax-query.php geneva;”>DP also called upon the Minister of Trade, prescription Hon. Amelia Kyambadde and the government to halt the agreement establishing the charges for PVoC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity) pending negotiations among all stakeholders.

Briefing press at the party headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday, DP Legal Adviser, Fred Mukasa Mbidde, said charges established are illegal and not in conformity with article 152 (1) of the Constitution of Uganda.

“These charges infringe the East African Community Competition Act 2006 and also the East African Community Quality Assurance, Standardization and Testing Centre Act 2006 which demand that all East African countries form a regional verification committee,” he added.

According to Trade and Industry Minister, Amelia Kyambadde, the new programme requires pre-shipment inspection of imported goods in the countries of origin, before they enter into the Ugandan market.

She says it is intended to stop importation of substandard goods which have been flooding the Ugandan market to the disadvantage of the consumers and the general public.

However, Mbidde explained that since all the East African countries agreed that they should have a standard list which is harmonious to all and has not been put in place up to now, then PVoC is “totally illegal.”

He also said the charges infringe the Uganda’s Contracts Act where only two parties, “the UNBS and the service providers, entered an agreement and therefore to force the third party who is the trader to pay the charges yet he’s not involved in the contract signed is illegal.”

Mbidde further revealed that the party will work hand in hand with traders to seek a court injunction against the charges imposed on them.

“The Pre-export Verification of Conformity Program should be addressed to the exporters and not the Ugandan traders,” he said.

Traders especially in downtown Kampala have today closed their shops over the new importation rules introduced by the Ministry of trade. They claim the system which comes with new taxes is “exploitative.”


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