Business community urges extension of BIPA's Annual Duty Penalty Waiver Programme

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The business community is requesting Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) to extend its Annual Duty Penalty Waiver Programme, which ended today.

Long queues could be observed at Windhoek's Grove and Maerua Malls as business owners hurry to have their penalties waived.

The process began in January, and business owners are complaining about the slow service at both locations.

Registered business owners are required to pay an annual fee of N$120, and failure to pay results in penalties.