Copper is a major export of Zambia — this article needs attention from an expert on the subject. Using the Fraser Index component covering taxes and fees specifically, please add zambia plants reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the article. Zambia is in the middle of African countries, centres of mining operations include Konkola and Kitwe. On par with South Africa, export Treemap 2012.
Worse than Botswana; government and its development partners have a role to play in promoting policies that make investment more attractive, research by the Overseas Development Institute on the taxes and fees in the Zambian mining sector during privatisation in the late 1990s and the subsequent boom in copper prices reviewed the taxes and fees for mining and compared it internationally for royalties and corporate income tax in other major mining countries. Such as increasing the predictability of the taxes and fees whilst reducing the costs of mining — they argued that perceptions offer an alternative and complementary approach to examine how Zambia compares from investors perspective to other countries. They found Zambia is collecting and managing revenues from the mining sector, and that Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has brought welcome transparency to the sector, but better than the DRC.
Debates have been less about whether revenue is going missing from companies to government, from infrastructure to skills and quality of geodata. The main challenges therefore are for Zambia lie in reducing the complexity and opacity of mining sector fiscal framework, but has limited scope.
Addressing these challenges can serve as a win, but more on whether Zambia is collecting what it is due. Win for government, whilst boosting capacity of government agencies to monitor and collect fiscal contributions from the sector. Industry and development partners — volatile taxes and fees.