Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-816  
NTB Type
1.1. Export subsidies  
Complaint
LACK OF PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS FROM KENYA BY TANZANIA  
Progress update note
1. The EAC Secretariat through the letter C&T 2/2/3 dated 13th March, 2018 advised and notified the Customs that confectionaries manufactured in Kenya using materials of any heading except that of the product, qualify under EAC Rules of origin, 2015 and should be accorded Community Preferential Tariff Treatment when transferred to another Partner State.
2. Tanzania wrote to the EAC Secretariat informing the reasons for their reservations for not granting preferential treatment to confectioneries from Kenya. URT proposed that this matter be taken back to be considered by experts (KRA and TRA).

Kenya reiterates that a verification mission was conducted in June 2018 as directed by SCTIFI. The report, which was signed by Partner States who participated in the verification mission including the United Republic of Tanzania, confirmed that Kenya confectionary producing companies verified, did not benefit from sugar imported under zero duty.
Kenya’s position is that the United Republic of Tanzania accords community market access as per the findings of the verification report without further hindrance or condition. The Republic of Kenya does not find merit in the second verification proposed by the United Republic of Tanzania.
The SCTIFI meeting agreed to escalate the issue to the EAC Council of Ministers to held in November, 2018 for guidance  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Tanzania: Tanzania Revenue Authorities (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2018-03-01  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2018-04-19 10:17  
Modified
2019-02-01 07:39