Complaint number
NTB Type
6.5. Variable levies  
United Republic of Tanzania has introduced a railway development levy of 1.5 per cent for imports from Kenya.
Reported in 2015.
Status note
The EAC NTBs Focal Point reported that the NTB had been resolved by the meeting of the Dedicate Session of Senior Officials held in Kampala from 21st - 24th October 2017  
Progress update note
United Republic of Tanzania reported that the levy had been abolished but Kenya provided evidence which showed that the exporters are still been charged as per February, 2016. The recommended that Tanzania forward a copy of the legal notice which abolished the levy to EAC secretariat by 15th April 2016 for circulation to Partner States.

URT reported that the railway development levy was removed in March 2016 and one case that happened was a system error and the system has been improved to avoid similar errors in future.

The Secretariat reported that it received an official communication from URT on 27th April 2016 informing that the NTB had been resolved. The copy of the letter was circulated in the Meeting of the 21st NTBs Forum.
However, Kenya reported that they are going to confirm the status and report back to the next meeting in September 2016. In the meantime the NTB remain unresolved.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Tanzania: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Date of incident
Date of resolution
Product Description
Total value
Date reported
2016-07-11 16:10  
2017-11-08 09:55