Kenya: Association of Manufacturers Announces Waiver Period on Membership Fees

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The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has waived entry fees for new members into the Association for a one week period from 5th to 11th July 2017.

KAM is the representative organization for manufacturing value-add and other related sector industries in Kenya whose membership comprises of small, medium and large enterprises.

It promotes trade and investment, upholds standards, encourages the formulation, enactment, and administration of sound policies that facilitate a competitive business environment and reduce the cost of doing business by being an essential link with the Government.

As KAM members companies benefit from: representation to the government on infrastructure, dumping, counterfeits, sub-standard and uncustomed goods issues as well as on budget proposals; access to business information on trade regimes such as the East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO); and export facilitation under the Duty Remission Scheme (DRS) and Africa’s Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

The Association also provides work permit applications for technical staff through the Immigration Department; technical advice on taxation; information on regulatory affairs and compliance for start-up companies; and opportunities for networking with other manufacturers and to participate in trade fairs, trade exhibitions and trade missions organized by the Secretariat.

It provides Ordinary Membership for companies in manufacturing, processing or value addition and Associate Membership for companies in the service industry.

KAM’s annual membership certificate guarantees companies credibility when applying for any government tenders and is an added advantage in Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) applications.

New members of the Association will only be required to the subscription fee, based on the company’s annual turnover during the waiver period.

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