Press Release-Export ban of metallic mineral concentrates and ore

 

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERALS

PRESS RELEASE

EXPORT BAN OF METALLIC MINERAL CONCENTRATES AND ORE

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals would like to inform the public, companies and individuals involved in minerals extraction that export of mineral concentrates and ores for metallic minerals such as gold, copper, nickel and silver has been banned with effect from 2nd March, 2017.  The ban intends to make sure that mineral value addition activities are carried out within Tanzania as emphasized in the Mineral Policy of 2009 and Mining Act of 2010.  Mineral value addition activities will provide employment opportunities, revenues and technology transfer, hence more benefits to the nation.

Therefore, it is expected that all the companies and individuals who were exporting concentrates and mineral ores to foreign countries for beneficiation (processing, smelting or refining) will immediately stop and start doing such activities within the country. The Government will provide any necessary support to stakeholders involved in mineral beneficiation activities within the country, particularly smelting and refining of minerals.

Issued by

PERMANENT SECRETARY

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERALS

March 03, 2017