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Beneficial Ownership Threshold now 5%

In April 2021 a new law with wide-ranging implications for all businesses was passed in Zambia, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021. Whilst the Act made it clear that critical information infrastructure would be subject to regulation, the Mini..

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Jurisdiction of the Board in Tax Decisions still a Nightmare

In what seems to be the Court of Appeals’ consistent position on appealability of some tax decisions, the Court has recently cemented its position that only objection decisions of the Commissioner General made under the Tax Administration Act are appealable to the T..

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Clyde & Co.

The Tanzania Foreign Exchange Regulations 2022

This article provides a synopsis of the Foreign Exchange Regulations, G.N. No. 294 of 2022 (the Regulations) which are made under section 6 (1) of the Foreign Exchange Act, Cap 217 R.E. 2002, as amended (the Act).

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Clyde & Co.

Intellectual Property in Tanzania: the 2022 Regulations on Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale

In this legal update, we analyse the Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale Regulations [1]. The Regulations came into force on 18 March 2022 and are made under section 45 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act[2].

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Court of Appeal Restores Property Auctioned Two Decades Ago

On 13 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania (the Court) in a judgment authored by Justice Issa Maige, JA and bench comprising of Justices M.A. Kwariko and Justice A.M. Mwampashi, in Civil Appeal No...

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Tax Ombudsman Regulations Issued

To enhance and protect tax payers’ rights against potential abuse by tax officers, in 2019, the Parliament of Tanzania made amendments to the Tax Administration Act of 2015 (the Act) to establish the office of Tax Ombudsman Service (the Service). The office is man..
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Online Content Regulations Overhauled

In a bid to ensure proper regulation and monitoring of online services in Tanzania, the Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology has amended the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, GN. No. 538 of 2020 via GN N..

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Bowmans

Tanzania: Kiswahili the general rule and English the exception as languages of Tanzanian law and courts

The Parliament of Tanzania has passed a law (Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendment Act, 2021 no.3/2020) to amend various laws, among others, to declare Kiswahili as the official language of the laws of the country and the language to be used in the administration and dispe..

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Penal Code and other laws amended

On 8 March 2022, the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, No. 1 of 2022 (the Act) came into force. The Act aims at effecting amendments in various laws including the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA), the Economic and Organized Crimes Control Act, the National Prosecution..
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