Tanzanias government introduced a 10 percent per gallon duty on base oils imported into Tanzania, with an additional 1.5 percent railway levy duty. The duties on finished lubricants and additives remained unchanged at 25 and 10 percent, respectively.
Some local blenders raised concerns that the new tariff will hurt the competitiveness of locally blended lubricants. Irfan Khan, general manager for General Petroleums operation in Tanzania, said, It will surely affect our export orders, which we have committed before to clients in neighboring African countries.
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