Tanzania to scrap 65% cashew export levy remitted to farmers

TANZANIA - The government of Tanzania has proposed changes to its Cashewnut Industry Act (Cap, 203), scrapping the 65% of the crop export levy remitted to farmers through the Cashewnut Board of Tanzania (CBT). Amendment to the law will see the export levy collected in the consolidated fund, instead of the current situation where some…

Tanzania liquor manufacturers lauds proposal for electronic tax stamps

TANZANIA - Alcoholic beverages manufacturers of Tanzania have expressed their confidence in the proposal to introduce electronic tax stamps set to replace the paper stamps currently used, reported the Citizen. The manufacturers said they were embraced with the government's 2018/19 budget which gave provision to stop illegal production of liquors or those that could reach…

Tanzania lifts ban on some meat products from South Africa

TANZANIA - Tanzania has formally lifted the ban on meat product imports from some specific processing facilities in South Africa following the outbreak of listeriosis declared in the country by the Minister of Health early last year. A statement from the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) however indicated that imports from some factories associated…

Tanzania’s coffee production to increase 15% on ‘favorable weather’

TANZANIA - Tanzania’s coffee production will increase 15% from 1.15 million bags to 1.30 million bags in the year 2018/19 as a result of biennial bearing cycle and favorable weather conditions as reported by Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA). The USDA’s GAIN report indicates that ending stocks for financial year (FY) 2018/19 are forecast up by…

Tanzania milk production increases by 400m litres

TANZANIA - Tanzania milk production has increased by 400 million litres to 2.4 billion litres per year in a period of 15 years to 2017, although consumption remains low at only 47 litres per capita per year, reported the Citizen. However, the production volume is way much below expectations as the country has estimated 30.5…

Choppies to spend US$3m on new stores in Kenya and Tanzania

KENYA - The Botswana retailer and supermarket Choppies has unveiled plans to invest US$3 million in it’s a new regional expansion strategy with two stores in Kenya and another one in Tanzania this year, reports theEastAfrican. The Kenyan stores will attract US$2.37 million while US$700,000 for the Tanzanian store, one the company stated would be…

Tanzania imposes 25% import duty on Kenyan confectionery in a fresh trade fallout

TANZANIA - Tanzania has imposed a 25% import duty on Kenyan firms in confectionery business citing use of imported zero-rated industrial sugar in the goods. TheEastAfrican has reported that Tanzania has refused to allow duty-free entry of Kenyan-made confectionery, juice, ice cream and chewing gum products into the country despite talks. The levy was imposed…

Tanzania to build more sugar factories and grow more cane to meet demand

TANZANIA - Tanzania is planning to grow more cane and build cane milling factories, calling on both local and foreign investors to develop this industry even as demand for sugar in this country is seen on the rise. Kilombero Sugar Company, majority owned by South Africa's Illovo Sugar and one of the largest sugar producers…

Tanzania Breweries wins 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Award

TANZANIA - Tanzania Breweries Limited, the country’s oldest and largest brewer has been announced the 2017 President’s Manufacturer of the Year Award (PMAYA), having been in the position for the last three years. Daily News reported that in addition to manufacturer of the year award, the brewery was also granted the Beverage Manufacturer Award in…