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Tanzania's sugar imports ban

One of the most controversial issues in Tanzania is the government's recent decision to impose a ban on sugar imports.

There are also plans to increase the price of sugar and to impose higher taxes on the sector, much to the ire of food and drinks manufacturers.

The government says it wants to clamp down on corruption and fake tax receipts being issued, and that it wants to protect Tanzania's own sugar growers.

Lerato Mbele reports.

  • 05 Aug 2016
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