Complaint number
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Lack of preferential treatment to Kenyan products especiallly edible oils and lubricants  
Status note
During the bilateral between Kenya and URT in January 2018, It was agreed that TRA will carry out verification on the rules of origin for lubricants, edible oil and cement. The verification will be undertaken by 31st March 2018.
Where the certificate of origin is queried, the custom administration should call for a bond as security of the goods until the verification exercise is complete. The Extra Ordinary SCTIFI that sat in February, 2018 directed that the EAC Secretariat coordinates a verification mission on edible oils, cement, lubricants in Kenya by 31st March 2018. URT reported that the verification could not be undertaken due to financial shortcomings. URT committed to undertake the consultation since this matter has financial implications. A verification was undertaken from 18th to 23rd June,2018 and the findings were communicated to all Partner States for implementation.
Kenya reported that URT has not complied with the recommendations of the Verification
Tanzania reported that she complied with the recommendations of the Verification except for products under Rule 11 (Sepration of materials) of the EAC Rules of Origin. Kenya reported that the NTB for Lubricants & edible oils has been resolved.  
Progress update note
Policy or regulatory NTB
Tanzania: Namanga (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
Date of incident
Date of resolution
Product Description
Total value
Date reported
2019-01-29 12:26  
2019-01-29 12:26