Kenya imposes new tariffs on Tanzanian flour as trade war escalates

KENYA - Kenya has announced 25% import duty on Tanzania’s products like flour, saying it is produced from imported wheat which contravenes the East African Community (EAC) rules and regulations on such products, reports Business Daily. The two countries have had a long-time battle regarding some products such as sugar, flours and cement products, blaming…

Tanzania’s Reserve agency to receive US$6m to buy 28,000 tonnes of maize

TANZANIA - The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) will receive US$6.56 million from the government of Tanzania to be used for purchasing 28,000 tonnes of maize, only 2% of the surplus commodity to be purchased during the period. Since the government is only buying a small of the 970,000 tonnes it was supposed to during…

Tanzania suspends rice importation on increased local production

TANZANIA - The government of Tanzania has suspended rice importation into the country alleging that local production in the previous agricultural season increased significantly to cater for the local demand. The Citizen quotes the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Mathew Mtigumwe saying that local production for this year doubled the demand to…

Cooperatives to increase efficiency in dairy production and quality

TANZANIA - Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) has said that dairy cooperatives are important in implementing dairy development programmes to increase milk productivity and quality, reports Daily News. TDB Acting Registrar, Mr Jeremiah Temu said there are financiers who will provide grants for increasing investment in dairy sector and in particular the establishment of small scale…

EABL increases its stake in Tanzania’s Serengeti Breweries by 21.5%

TANZANIA - East African Breweries Limited (EABL), Diageo’s operating unit has raised its stake in Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) by 21.5% to build on its investment as a majority shareholder in the company. According to the Nation, the East African brewing giant has converted US$151.98 million loan into equity to the Tanzanian subsidiary that was…

Mega Beverage introduces new look KVant Premium in the market

TANZANIA - Mega Beverage Company Limited, the producer of the popular spirit brand KVant has launched a new premium package of its KVant spirit into the market, reports the Citizen. According to the firm’s marketing director, Marko Maduhu, the new packaging is not accompanied by price changes and the new package was motivated by an…

Netherlands to support Tanzania’s fishing sector with a teaching model farm

TANZANIA - The Netherlands has pledged to support Tanzania’s fishing industry by establishing a model farm in Dar es Salaam where it will provide with teaching and training in the sector, Daily News has reported. According to the Netherlands Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jeroen Verheul, a model farm would be the driving force towards modern…

USAID supports Tanzania to develop new technology to fight aflatoxin

TANZANIA - Tanzania, with the support from the United States Agency for International Development has developed a new technology that reduces aflatoxin contamination in food by 80-90%. The technology known as Aflasafe TZ helps to reduce contamination of the poisonous chemical in both food and animal feed thus, rendering them safe for human consumption. Developed…

Tanzania reaches consensus to allow Uganda sugar imports amid duty

TANZANIA - Tanzania has reached an agreement to allow sugar imports from Uganda though this would only happen during periods of scarcity, a report from the Joint Permanent Commission meeting held in Kampala reveals. According to theEastAfrican, the meeting was attended by permanent secretaries from the two East African countries and came after a series…

Tanzania Breweries profit soars on 24% volume growth in the year 2017

TANZANIA - Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), the local subsidiary of the world’s largest brewing company AB InBev has said operating profit for the nine months ended December last year grew 16% while sales volume grew to 3.3 hectolitres resulting in 24% volume growth in revenue. Revenues are driven by volume growth and product mix, also…