Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-807  
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Complaint
Denial of preferential treatment on automotive products manufactured in Kenya by Toyota Tsusho East Africa Ltd. (TTEA) when exported to Tanzania i.e. for both Toyota Land cruiser 79 pickups and Hino trucks and buses. The products are being subjected to full CET duties.  
Status note
During the 25th EAC Regional Forum on NTBs held from 9- 12 May 2018, Tanzania reported that she observed EAC RoO on Motor vehicles which grants preferential treatment for automotive products assembled in EAC Partner States. Kenya reported during the Forum that this issue was resolved.  
Progress update note
1. In June, 2017: Tanzania reported that she considers preferential treatment of automotaive as originating in Kenya provided the same confers the required condition of completely knocked down Kits (CKD) as per EAC RoO mannnual (page 68). Kenya affirmed that the consignment meets the RoO requirements.

Recommendations:
The forum recommended that Tanzania complies with the RoO provisions and that the Secretariat to makes an intervention on the matter.

2. In February 2018: Kenya reported that she still experiences challenges accessing Tanzania market on auomotive products. Kenya requestes URT to consider allowing market access. Tanzania reported that she observed EAC RoO on Motor vehicles which grants prefential treatment for automotive products assembled in EAC Partner States.
Tanzania and Kenya agreed to undertake a verification mission by 31st March 2018.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Tanzania: Tanzania Revenue Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2017-06-01  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2018-05-12  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2018-04-18 10:28  
Modified
2018-05-21 06:24