212019May
Tanzania – Plastic Bags Prohibition Regulations Issued

Tanzania – Plastic Bags Prohibition Regulations Issued

Details of the much awaited regulations concerning the out right ban of plastic bags have been issued on 17 May 2019, vide GN No 394 of 2019. The Environmental Management (Prohibition of Plastic Carrier Bags) Regulations, 2019 (Regulations) are meant to impose a total ban on the import, export, manufacturing, sale, and use of plastic…

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132019May
Investment and Business Environment in Tanzania

Investment and Business Environment in Tanzania

LEX Africa recently hosted a series of interactive panel discussions at the LEX Africa 2019 AGM conference held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Among the topics covered at the AGM was the current investment and business environment in Tanzania. Justice Mohamed Chande Othman, the former Chief Justice of Tanzania, opened the conference with a keynote address…

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302019Apr
US Court rules in favour of Tanzania

US Court rules in favour of Tanzania

On 12 February 2018, the widow and children of a famous businessman, the late Devram Valambhia initiated a case in the District Court of Columbia to seek recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment obtained in Tanzanian Courts. The Plaintiffs in the above case were Vipula D. Valambia, Priscilla D. Valambhia, Punita D. Valambhia, and…

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272018Nov
Tanzanian government releases Microfinance Bill

Tanzanian government releases Microfinance Bill

In a bid to ensure proper licensing, regulation, monitoring and supervision of microfinance business in Tanzania, the Minister for Finance has issued a draft Bill on Microfinance to be tabled in the National Assembly very soon. Microfinance business has been defined to mean the deposit and non-deposit taking business which also includes savings, loans, transfer,…

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142018Aug
Trade in Africa: Recent developments, opportunities, incentives and challenges

Trade in Africa: Recent developments, opportunities, incentives and challenges

Recession, lack policy reform and administrative hurdles often affect the climate of trade, investment and business in Africa. At LEX Africa’s most recent seminar, members discussed the challenges and changes seen in 2018. Osayaba Giwa-Osagie, senior partner at Giwa-Osagie & Co — a LEX Africa member in Nigeria — chaired an in-depth panel discussion on…

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122018Jun
Tanzania calls for investment in its pharmaceutical sector

Tanzania calls for investment in its pharmaceutical sector

Government says it has the support of the East African Community — of which Tanzania is a member — to reverse importing nearly 70 percent of the medicines it needs. Tanzania’s government believes it is perfectly positioned to address the untapped medical sector in the East African region. Speaking at the Tanzania-Israel Business and Investment…

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122017Oct
Q&A with FB Attorneys Book

Q&A with FB Attorneys Book

A useful guide on questions and answers on Tanzanian and International Law for students, teachers, legal practitioners and the public alike. LEX Africa member firm for Tanzania, FB Attorneys, is pleased to announce the launch of its book ‘Q&A With FB Attorneys’  Volume 1. The Q&A with FB Attorneys column was first published in the…

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82017Aug
Relief as Kenya, Tanzania lift trade restrictions

Relief as Kenya, Tanzania lift trade restrictions

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Secretary says issues surrounding trade relations between the two countries have been resolved. Kenya and Tanzania have resolved a three-month diplomatic row which saw both governments impose bans on imports from each other. Addressing the media on 23 July 2017, both Ministers of Foreign Affairs — Amina Mohamed and Augustine Mahiga —…

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