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Cabinet Business - 16th December 2020

16 December 2020 | Cabinet Business

In the absence of President Wavel Ramkalawan who is on overseas mission, Vice President Ahmed Afif chaired a scheduled meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 16th December, at which a number of legal and policy memoranda were considered.

Cabinet approved for the signing of the Framework Agreement between the French Embassy, Universities in Reunion and the University Hospital of Reunion on the one hand and the Department of Health and the University of Seychelles on the other hand.

Cabinet also approved the Broadcasting and Telecommunications (Per-second Billing by Operators of Public Land Mobile Network) Regulations, 2020.

Cabinet approved for the introduction of a type approval fee to be levied for each radio-communication equipment to be type approved by the Department of ICT (DICT).

Cabinet approved amendments in the legal framework for the Joint Management Area (JMA) of Extended Continental Shelf in the Mascarene plateau Region between Seychelles and Mauritius.

Cabinet also approved amendments to the Revenue Administration (Filing of Business Activity Statement) Regulation to incorporate three new forms namely the amended Business Activity Statement (BAS) form attached with the Withholding Tax Remittance form and the List of Donations for Corporate Social Responsibility Tax (CSRT) form.  These amendments would contribute to an improved business development environment.

Cabinet approved amendments under the First Schedule of the Business Tax Act 2009.

Cabinet approved amendments to Schedules 4 and 5 of SI 1 of 2015 Revenue Administration (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations.

Cabinet also approved the Fisheries (Mahe Plateau Trap and Line Fishery) Regulations.

Cabinet approved the creation of a fish processing zone on Ile du Port.      

Cabinet also approved for the moratorium placed on the importation of motor vehicles to be reviewed. The proposed policy would discourage the importation of motor vehicles until the national economic situation improved.                                                                                                 

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