CHAPTER 155
BOARD OF EXTERNAL TRADE ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title and application.

   2.   [Omitted: Incorporated into s. 1.]

   3.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE BOARD OF EXTERNAL TRADE

   4.   Establishment of Board.

   5.   Functions of Board.

   6.   Board of Directors.

   7.   Minister may give directions to Board of Directors.

PART III
POWERS AND OPERATIONS OF THE BOARD IN RELATION TO EXTERNAL TRADE

   8.   Declaration of exporting organisations.

   9.   Board may call for information.

   10.   Disclosure of information an offence.

   11.   Power of Minister to make regulations.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   12.   Appointment of employees.

   13.   Remuneration of members of the Board of Directors.

   14.   Superannuation benefits.

   15.   Power of Board of Directors to delegate.

   16.   Funds of the Board.

   17.   President may require certain enterprises to contribute to the funds of the Board.

   18.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   19.   Accounts and audit.

   20.   Annual report.

   21.   Laying of accounts before National Assembly.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   22.   Protection from personal liability.

   23.   Notification of orders, etc.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 155
THE BOARD OF EXTERNAL TRADE ACT

An Act to establish the Board of External Trade and to provide for the functions and powers of the Board in relation to external trade.

[28th March 1978]
[G.N. No. 35 of 1979]

Act No. 5 of 1978
G.N. No. 188 of 1992

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title and application

   This Act may be cited as the Board of External Trade Act, and applies to Mainland Tanzania as well as Tanzania Zanzibar.

2.   Omitted: Incorporated into s. 1

   [Omitted: Incorporated into s. 1.]

3.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Board of External Trade established by section 4;

   "Board of Directors" means the Board of Directors established under section 6;

   "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Board of Directors appointed by the President under paragraph 1(1)(a) of the Schedule to this Act;

   "Director-General" means the Director-General appointed under section 12(1);

   "member" in relation to the Board of Directors means a member of the Board of Directors and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister being responsible for trade;

   "Minister responsible for the parent Ministry" in relation to a person or body of persons, means the Minister responsible under the direction of the President for the principal business in which the person or body of persons is engaged or, if the President has not, for the time being, assigned responsibility for the business concerned to any Minister, the President;

   "specified organisation" means a person or body of persons declared under section 8(1) to be a specified organisation for the purposes of this Act.

PART II
THE BOARD OF EXTERNAL TRADE (ss 4-7)

4.   Establishment of Board

   (1) There is hereby established a board to be known as the Board of External Trade.

   (2) The Board shall be a body corporate and shall–

   (a)   have perpetual succession and an official seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name be capable of suing or being sued; and

   (c)   subject to this Act, be capable of holding and purchasing or acquiring in any other way and disposing of any movable or immovable property.

5.   Functions of Board

   (1) The functions of the Board shall be to–

   (a)   advise the Government on of Board matters relating to the formulation and development and the supervision and implementation of a national export policy;

   (b)   provide consultancy and advisory services in matters connected with external trade to the Government, specified organisations and any other person or category of persons which the Minister may approve;

   (c)   promote the documentation and dissemination of information on any aspect of research into any activity connected with external trade, carried out by the Board or any specified organisation or any other person or institution, and may for this purpose publish any newspaper, journal or periodical or do any other thing designed to promote research into any matter which is necessary or desirable for the efficient development and implementation of the national external trade policy;

   (d)   advise and assist the Government, specified organisations and any other person or institution which the Minister may approve in the selection and employment of local or foreign consultants and advisors in relation to any project connected with external trade;

   (e)   co-operate with other bodies or organisations engaged in the provision of consultancy and advisory services in Tanzania and elsewhere in the formulation and implementation of measures calculated to foster, encourage and promote the expansion and wide use of modern techniques in conducting external trade; and

   (f)   formulate and advise on the implementation, regulation and supervision of projects and programmes designed to expand trade relations between Tanzania and other countries and to promote the sale abroad of the products of Tanzania.

   (2) In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) and subject to any general or specific directions of the Minister, the Board may–

   (a)   give advice to the Government and specified organisations on measures necessary for the development of an efficient system for the conduct of external trade, including advice on–

      (i)   measures for the efficient co-ordination and supervision of a system of licensing for external trade;

      (ii)   the formulation and implementation of national policies in relation to domestic consumption and export of products of Tanzania;

      (iii)   the formulation and supervision of the implementation of the best marketing system in respect of specified products intended for export;

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