Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-013  
NTB Type
1.8. Import bans  
Complaint
On 5th March, 2021 the Republic of Kenya, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (Agriculture and Food Authority) issued a letter to the Commissioner of Customs, Kenya to stop importation of maize from the United Republic of Tanzania following a report from a surveillance which indicated high levels of mycotoxins that are very consistently beyond safety limits. The letter that was sent to all Counties bordering the two Partner States was neither notified to the EAC Secretary General nor to the concerned Partner States as per the EAC notification procedures; causing disruption to traders carrying maize at those borders. This incidents has caused loss to our traders.  
Status note
The REC Focal Point reported that the NTB had been resolved by the Regional Meeting held in May 2021  
Progress update note
On 11 May 2021, EAC Focal Point reported that The RMC meeting was informed that the Head of State of Kenya, gave two weeks to resolve the NTB. Currently, the tracks are still stranded at the borders. Kenya to report back during the SCTIFI.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Kenya: All Kenyans borders (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
Tanzania  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2021-03-05  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2021-05-20  
Product Description
Maize  
Total value
TZS50.00  
Date reported
2021-04-27 17:56  
Modified
2021-05-20 18:55