Mining State Participation Regulations 2022

The recently enacted Mining (State Participation) Regulations 2022 revoked the Mining (State Participation) Regulations 2020 as of 23 September 2022 and, in brief, include the following provisions: Government participation in mining activities through direct equity interests in any mining venture (see Regulation 6(1)). Any entity holding a Mining License or Special Mining Licence shall by 22 December … Read more

Mining Act Tanzania – proposed changes (June 2021)

Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 4) Bill 2021 includes proposed changes to the Mining Act RE 2019 (CAP 123) as outlined briefly below: Amended to strengthen the Government’s participation in the management of its 16% free carried interest shares in mining companies holding mining licences or special mining licences. Amended to facilitate establishment of special arrangements … Read more

Mining (State Participation) Regulations 2020

The Mining (State Participation) Regulations 2020 have been published to give more details on the acquisition and control of Government’s non-dilutable free carried interest shares in a mining company. Of particular note is the right of Government to “receive a proportionate share from any repaymentof either equity, shareholding loan or third-party loan” (see Regulation 10(1)(k)). … Read more

Arbitration Act 2020 Tanzania

The Tanzanian Parliament has enacted the new Arbitration Act 2020 which has been given Presidential assent and passed into law in February 2020 to replace the Arbitration Act 1931. The Act provides for conduct relating to “domestic arbitration”, “international arbitration” and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and related matters. Key issues addressed in the Act … Read more

Mining – Local Content Regulations 2019

New Mining (Local Content) (Amendments) Regulations 2019 have made some changes to the Mining (Local Content) Regulations 2018, which include: Local shareholding requirement for indigenous Tanzanian companies reduced from 51% to 20%. Timeline extensions for review of local content plans by Mining Commission and Local Content Committee, starting at 60 days. Local shareholding requirement for … Read more

Tanzania Investment Policy Assessment May 2018

USAID has published its Tanzania Investment Policy Assessment 2018 via its East Africa Trade + Investment Hub. Statistics are from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). See: The set of investment policy questions that guided the research process are adapted from the World Bank Group. See best practice is cited from several … Read more