Counterfeit Nokia phones

Cellphone maker Nokia is blaming high VATs for an increase in counterfeit phones in East Africa.  The company has stated that the level of tax in African countries, such as 16 percent in Kenya, 18 percent in Tanzania, and 20 percent in Uganda, creates opportunities for counterfeit phone makers in Asia to penetrate the market.


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  1. Source: Rebecca Wanjiku, “Nokia blames tax evasion for rise in counterfeits,”Computerworld, May 22, 2009.

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