Tanzania allows Kenyan Juices and wheat in their market as they sell Cement in Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart President Suluhu Hassan photo
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart President Suluhu Hassan



The Tanzania government allows Kenyan juices and wheat flour into its market, while Kenya allows Tanzania cement in pursuing a bilateral meeting that resolved the trade barriers.

Last week in Arusha, Tanzania acknowledged revoking inspection fees for processed products with standardisation mark, giving Kenyan goods a smooth entry into their market.


The meeting was a continuation of the bilateral talks held between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart President Suluhu Hassan last month that pursued rebuilding and restore bilateral ties injured under the presidency of John Pombe Magufuli.

“Some of the issues resolved on the side of the United Republic of Tanzania include facilitating clearance of soft drinks such as juices, removal of inspection fees for processed products with standardisation mark including wheat flour,” read the communique.

Tanzania added that they have commenced executing the ‘Single Window’ system that authorizes traders to lodge information with one agency to fulfil all import or export-related requirements, a move that will reduce delays in the clearance of pineapple juices produced in Kenya.

The conference ordered Kenya Revenue Authority and Tanzania Revenue Authority to examine the possibilities of granting preferential access to cigarettes, made-in-Kenya tobacco sourced from Tanzania, and report back in the next bilateral meeting.

On the other hand, Kenya has agreed to give a preference to cement coming from Tanzania to access the Kenyan market. 


To enhance the procedure of clearance of goods, it was acknowledged that Single Customs Territory be fully enforced.

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