Plant Health and Pesticides Bill – Tanzania 2020

A Plant Health Bill has been passed in Parliament in May 2020. It is in the process to be formally enacted. It is intended to: Consolidate the Plant Protection Act and the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute Act and put in place a consolidated legal framework for plant health and pesticides. Establish the Tanzania Plant Health … Read more

Bail in Tanzania – Section 148(5) Criminal Procedure Act

We understand that the High Court of Tanzania ruled on 18 May 2020 that Section 148(5) Criminal Procedure Act (which denies bail to accused persons) is unconstitutional being in contravention of Articles 13 (Right to Life) and 15 (Right to Personal Freedom) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania (see Dickson Paulo Sanga … Read more

Tax Remission of Interest and Penalties 2020

Following the expiry of Tax Amnesty Order, the Government has, effective 8 May 2020, issued the Tax Administration (Remission of Interest and Penalties) Regulations 2020 to provide guidelines to eligible applicants who make voluntary disclosure the TRA Commissioner General to apply for remission of interest or penalties. The main criteria to apply for remission is financial … Read more

Land Offices 2020

The Minister for Lands presented a Budget Speech in Parliament on 11 May 2020 and in this Speech the Minister confirmed (see paragraph 34 at page 21) that: Despite introducing the 9 Zonal Land Offices to cater for all land administration in Tanzania, a lot of people still faced hardships in reaching the designated Zonal … Read more

Tanzania PPP Regulations 2020

See below a summary update of the new PPP Regulations 2020: Market sounding will be conducted by Contracting Authority, or PPP advisor acting on behalf of the Contracting Authority, during or following the preparation of the Feasibility Study. Any market sounding shall not (a) distort competition or efficiency among potentially interested entities; or (b) undermine the principles of fairness, … Read more

Tanzania PPP Law Review 2020

Please feel free to download the Tanzania Chapter of the PPP Law Review 2020 prepared by VELMA Law. The purpose of this edition is to clarify and explain legal and other practical aspects involved in the formation of PPP contracts for disseminating best practices used by private professionals and governmental entities that rely on PPP … Read more