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

Mining in Tanzania – Minimum Shareholding Requirements – March 2020

Under the Mining (Minimum Shareholding and Public Offering) Regulations 2016, as amended by the Mining (Minimum Shareholding and Public Offering) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, a holder of a Special Mining Licence (SML) had the following obligations: To maintain a 30% total issued and paid up shares as a minimum local shareholding (see Regulation 4(1)). To obtain … 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: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/statistics.aspx The set of investment policy questions that guided the research process are adapted from the World Bank Group. See http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/666341500008847215/pdf/117475-PUBLIC-WP-13-7-2017-12-8-30-SPIRAToolKitGuide.pdfInternational best practice is cited from several … Read more

Blueprint for Regulatory Reforms to Improve Tanzanian Business Environment

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dodoma has in May 2018 published a Blueprint for Regulatory Reforms to Improve the Business Environment dated December 2017. The Blueprint provides the Government’s main framework for enabling a holistic review of the business enabling environment (BEE) in order to improve the business climate in Tanzania. It presents key … Read more

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Employment Regulations Tanzania – proposed changes (June 2021)
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Mining Act Tanzania – proposed changes (June 2021)
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Companies Act Tanzania – changes (September / October 2021)
Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 2) Bill 2021 included some proposed changes in January 2021 to the Companies Act 2002 (CAP 212) of which...