Tanzania bans export of raw minerals
Tanzania has banned the export of mineral concentrates and ores for metallic minerals such as gold, copper, nickel and silver with a view to promoting value addition in the country in line with the Mineral Policy of 2009 and Mining Act of 2010.
This the government says, will help in providing 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,” read a statement from the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.
Tanzania is Africa's fourth-largest gold producer.