Complaint number
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Lack of preferential treatment of Edible Oil and products manufactured in Kenya by all edible oil manufacturers in Kenya when exported to Tanzania. The products are being subjected to full CET duties by Rwanda and Tanzania.  
Status note
The SCTIFI in November, 2018 was informed that where the certificate of origin is queried, goods should not be stopped from moving but the custom administration should call for a bond as security of the goods until the verification exercise is complete.

Tanzania reported that she complied with the recommendations of the Verification except for products under Rule 11 (Separation of materials) of the EAC Rules of Origin.

Kenya reported that the NTB for Lubricants & edible oils has been resolved.  
Progress update note
1. in June, 2017 Rwanda reported that a verification mission was undertaken (SCTIFI decision) to accord preferential treatment to products meeting current RoO.

2. During the Bilateral meeting that too place in September, 2017, Tanzania and Kenya agreed to undertake a joint verification Mission on edible oil by November, 2017.

3. The Extra Ordinary SCTIFI that sat in February, 2018 Directed the EAC Secretariat to coordinate a verification mission on edible oils, cement, lubricants in Kenya by 31st March 2018.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Reporting Country or Region
Date of incident
Date of resolution
Product Description
Total value
Date reported
2018-04-18 10:39  
2018-11-20 09:06