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|127. Determination of value of imported goods.|
|Dumping and subsidy defined.||Adjustment for fractions of a shilling.|
|Determination of value of imposed goods. 8 of 1985, s.3, 4 of 1993, s.12, 5 of 1998, s.7||
Value of Imported Goods, Excisable Goods and Goods for Export
127. (1) The value of imported goods, whether exempt from duty, liable to specific duty or liable to ad valorem duty, shall be as laid down in the Seventh Schedule.
(2) In the case of goods imported under a contract of sale, the price paid or payable on that sale shall be deemed to be the value:
Provided that the price is properly adjusted to take account of circumstances which differ from a sale as is contemplated by the Seventh Schedule.
(3) The rate of exchange to be used for determining the equivalent in Kenya currency of any foreign currency shall be the prevailing current selling rate of sight drafts as last notified by the Central Bank, or the rate applied by banks or financial institutions, whichever is the higher, when an entry is presented and accepted by the proper officer in accordance with section 127A.
(4) Notwithstanding subsections (3), the rate applicable shall be further determined by the Commissioner as the weighted average of the prevailing selling rates in force during the previous week and, subject to any official revaluation or devaluation of any currency as notified by the Central Bank, shall remain valid throughout the week.
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (3) and (4) and section 127A, the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare the rate of exchange to be used from time to time in determining the equivalent in Kenya currency of any foreign currency.
(6) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the Commissioner may require any bank or financial institution to submit details or any information in respect of the rates of exchange of foreign currency and such details or information shall be given immediately.
(7) Any bank or financial institution which fails to comply with subsection (6) shall be guilty of an offence.
(8) Where an entry has been checked and accepted by the proper officer, the duty payable shall be paid within five days from the date of acceptance, and in default, a new assessment of the value shall be determined in accordance with subsection (3) and (4).