A resolution has been passed to increase export taxes on hides and skins to 30% and ban their export within three years. According to the Regional Association of Leather Processors, this will strengthen regional tanneries.

Following a regional workshop organised by ESALIA in Nairobi, the Uganda Investment Authority received a report from someone who attended the workshop saying that among resolutions passed, governments should impose restrictions on the export of hides and skins to countries outside Africa. The source said the Ugandan tanneries incurred higher production costs because they cannot compete with traders who export raw hides.

On the other hand, a leading hides and skins exporter recently appealed to the government to lower