DRC businesses protest Mombasa port multiple taxation
SEE ALSO :Agency in the dark on terminal takeoverMukokoma noted, since the arrival of OGEFREM in Mombasa, Congolese cargo transiting through the port of Mombasa is subjected to heavy taxation before loading for the final destination to the DRC. The importers said they were not consulted and were therefore not a party to the decisions to pay extra taxes, which they claim will add to the cost of doing business. "Today we regret once again that OGEFREM has blocked the release of our containers because we have categorically refused to pay twice for the same document called FERI while shippers have paid approximately $300 for it from the port of origin,'' he said. He added that all these are being done ostensibly to help in the monitoring of Congo-bound cargo.