Policy Briefs

The State of Counterfeit Goods in Tanzania – Position Paper

Published on: August, 2017       Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) report on Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact claims that the value of imported fake goods worldwide was estimated to be around USD 460 billion in 2013, or around 2.5 percent of current global imports.

How Wharfage charging system affects Port users in Tanzania

Published on: June, 2017       Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)

Basing on this background, the Confederation of Tanzania Industries in collaboration with BEST-Dialogue conducted an advocacy study in 2016/17 and therefore has prepared this advocacy report on wharfage charging procedures of TPA to in uence the changes/reforms by the government.

The need to speed up implementation of the Construction Industry Policy

Published on: June, 2017       TACECA

Tanzania adopted the Construction Industry Policy (CIP) in 2003 and implementation guidelines were issued in 2006. However, very little of the policy’s content was implemented. In 2016 a revised CIP was issued and circulated amongst stakeholders for further review and to date, the final version that is to be implemented has not been released.

The impact of disproportionately taxing non-alcoholic drinks in Zanzibar

Published on: June, 2017       ZNCCIA

This paper reviews the financial and economic impacts on non-alcoholic drink production in Zanzibar following the Government decision to impose excise duty on soft drinks, mineral water and juice. The review extends to legal aspects of administering excise duty by the Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB), which is unconstitutional according to Article 4 of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) of 1977

Port Operations in Dar es Salaam

Published on: September, 2016       European Union

Home to one of Africa’s busiest deep sea ports and bordering on eight countries, Tanzania is a natural trade hub and gateway to east and central Africa. However, the cost of doing cross-border business in Tanzania is high due to a range of challenges in the ports sector – from procedural uncertainties to corruption and a lack of supporting infrastructure.