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Namibia imposes levies on imports of plastic bags, batteries

The Namibian government on Monday, September 16, 2019 gazetted a new regulation imposing an environmental levy on imports of plastic carrier bags, disposable batteries including car and truck batteries.

Hage Geingob
Hage Geingob, President of Namibia

The announcement was made by the Ministry of Finance under government notice number 226 published in the latest government gazette.

The Namibian Ministry of Finance said the new regulations would come into effect on Oct. 1.

The move will make it mandatory for all importers dealing in such goods from the date of implementation liable to declare them to the Namibian customs authorities.

All dealers in such goods will have to pay the cost associated with the products. 

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