Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-040  
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Complaint
Tanzania denial of preferential market access for Apple Juice and Strawberry manufactured in Kenya while citing reasons that the products are not originating from Kenya. URT delayed the shipment instead of facilitating clearance as is required by the protocal and the EAC Rules of Origin then follow the process of reporting the matter to the secretariat for action/guidance.  
Progress update note
1. On 02May 2022, URT Focal Point reported that: Based with conclusion from Verification report done from 15-27 July 2019, concluded that, Juices manufactured using fruit concentrated sourced locally qualify for preferential treatment under Rule 4 (1) (a). On juices manufactured using non originating concentrate the team had divergent views on how to calculate the weight of non originating material (concentrate) while considering the provision of Rule 6(1)(a). I suggest our officers (Tanzania Revenue Authority) based in Nairobi to visit the industry to verify and advise accordingly.
2. On 14 June 2022, EAC Secretariat reported that:
URT cited reasons that the products are not originating from Kenya.
The verification was done in 2019 and the two parties did not agree on the application of Rule 6 of the EAC Rules of Origin.
The matter was referred to the Committee of Customs. It will be considered by the next Customs Committee in October 2022  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Tanzania: URT TRA (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2021-10-14  
Status
In process  
Product Description
Apple Juice


 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2021-11-01 22:38  
Modified
2022-05-05 14:44