Niger scraps international traffic tax

29 Nov 2017

The government of Niger has voted to abolish the country’s tax on incoming international traffic (Taxe sur la Terminaison du Trafic International Entrant, TATTIE) under the Finance Act 2018, reports the BBC. In return for scrapping the tax, which contributes around XOF20 billion (USD36.2 million) to the state treasury annually, the nation’s telecoms operators have committed to make significant investments in improving coverage and service quality, according to Minister of Finance Hassoumi Massoudou.