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Tanzania suspends trade in hazardous waste pending new regulations

April, 2019

Government bans traders from receiving hazardous waste from anyone who does not have a permit.

The government of Tanzania has ‘suspended the importation, exportation, recycling and collection of hazardous waste until a new system for regulation is announced,’ according to local media outlet, The Exchange, which reports: ‘A statement issued by the Vice-President’s Office…after an impromptu visit to Dar es Salaam Port by the Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office responsible for Union and Environment, January Makamba and the National Environmental Management Council (NEMC) Director General, Samuel Gwamaka also prohibits traders from receiving hazardous waste from anyone who does not have a permit to do so from the Vice President’s Office.’ It says that, according...

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