Monday
October 19
2020

Cameroon’s Plan To Make Users Pay Import Duties on Mobile Devices Has Sparked Outrage

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong

A new automated system for the collection of customs duties and taxes on imported phones and other electronic devices in Cameroon is not being welcomed. The move, which shifts the burden of payment to the end user in the event of default by the importer, has attracted widespread condemnation—both online and offline.

Photo courtesy of Simon Berry.

Source: Quartz Africa (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Finance, Technology
Tags
emerging markets, financial inclusion, governance, mobile phones, taxes, telecommunications