International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Business Management | Kenya | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021 | Rating: 5 / 10


Customs Incentives Strategy and Growth of Tanneries within the Leather industry in Kenya

Karugo Joseph Kamau | Dr Frankline Kinoti


Abstract: Despite introduction of customs incentives in leather industry by Kenyan Government, Tanneries still experience challenges especially fierce competition with foreign leather industries. Therefore we may need to know how these measures that have been put in place by Kenyan government impact on the growth of tanneries within leather industry in Kenya. It is for this reason that the general objective of this study aimed at establishing the effectiveness of customs incentive strategy on the growth of tanneries within leather industry in Kenya. Specific objectives of this research project were geared towards examining the effect of duty drawback, duty remission schemes, manufacturing under bond, export processing zones and special economic zones on the growth of tanneries within leather industry in Kenya. The growth of tanneries in leather industry was measured by the Return on Assets (ROA). Profit maximization and Resource - based theory supported this study. Descriptive research design was adopted in this study. Census method of sampling was used to select all tanneries within or Nairobi County and its environs to represent all the tanneries within leather industry in Kenya. Annual financial statements and disclosures from the individual tanneries formed the source of secondary data. Primary data was obtained from finance and operation directors in various departments of the tanneries within leather industry in Kenya. Further information was derived from research firms like the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The data collected from yearly financial and general report of individual tanneries in leather industry was then coded into Microsoft excel and analysis done through SPSS version 20. Analysis of data adopted descriptive statistical and multiple regression methods. Results were used in developing a classical regression model to ascertain a causal relationship between dependent and independent variables. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to give an F test of significance. Relevant discussions and conclusions were arrived at and necessary recommendations made based on the Statistical results. This project will benefit both government and tanneries as it will explain how the various custom tax incentives impact on the growth of tanneries within leather industry in Kenya. It will also help in decision making on which strategies to give more weight to. Those who intend to further their studies in fields related to firms in leather industry and customs incentives will also have a base to start from.


Keywords: customs incentive strategy, duty drawback, duty remission schemes, export processing zones, Return on Assets, ROA


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,


Pages: 514 - 522



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