Article – Govt tables Special Economic Zones Bill 2015

by 10 April 2015

5 March 2015 Melline Myendo KBC

The government has tabled the Special Economic Zones Bill 2015 which seeks to provide the legal framework to govern the three manufacturing and service hubs that will produce exclusively for the export market.

The bill that was tabled by majority leader Adan Duale proposes among others that all licensed special economic zones enterprises, developers and operators be exempted from all taxes.

The three Special Economic Zones are expected to [...]

Article – Kenya earns 543 mln USD in 2013 from export economic zones

by 7 February 2014

5 January 2014 Global Times

Kenya’s Export Processing Zones (EPZ) earned the East African country $543 million in the last financial year, a government official said on Tuesday.

Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) CEO Cyrille Nabutola told Xinhua in Nairobi that the zones contributed 10 percent of all exports.

“The bulk of the exports consisted of textile and apparels and U. S. was the major destination,” Nabutola said during the pre- budget hearings for the [...]