Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA)

A Land Transport Regulatory Authority Bill 2018 has been presented to Parliament. If approved this shall establish Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA) to control services in: rail transport; commercial road transport; commercial underground; and cable transport, in place of Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA). Please contact us if you have any comments or questions.

Public Private Partnership (Amendment) Act 2018 – unsolicited proposals

The Public Private Partnership (Amendment) Act 2018 will permit (see section 15(2) PPP Act, as amended) exempt unsolicited proposals from competitive tendering in the following circumstances: the project shall be of priority to the Government at the particular time and broadly consistent with the government strategic objectives; the private proponent does not require Government guarantee or any … 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

New Head of TIC

State House has announced that Geoffrey Idelphonce Mwambe has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC). We understand that from June 2016 Mr Mwambe was District Commissioner for Manyoni District in Singida Region and before that Director of Trade, Investment and Productive Sectors at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East … Read more

National Land Policy 2016

A draft National Land Policy 2016 has been circulated for consultation with stakeholders. This is a revision of the National Land Policy 1995. Items of note include that the Government shall ensure that : Private sector encouraged to mobilise resources to develop land through PPPs (para 7.2.4). Mining projects shall compensate any affected land surface rights which … Read more

Government Guarantees of PPPs – draft Bill

The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (October 2016) has, amongst other things, draft amendments to the Government, Loans, Guarantees and Grants Act to empower the Minister responsible for Finance to manage guarantees issued to Public Private Partnership Projects in accordance with the Public Private Partnership Act 2010. However, the current drafting does not expressly enable guarantees of public … Read more