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New Delhi, 28 January 1966

The following is the text of the Agreement :

Article 1

Each Party shall accord to the other Party unconditional most-favoured-nation treatment consistent with their obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in all matters with respect to :

(a) Customs duties and all other duties and dues applicable to the importation, exportation or transit of goods;

(b) Customs prescriptions and formalities as well as all fees and charges in relation to the importation, exportation, transit, storage and transhipment of goods when imported, exported or in transit;

(c) Restrictions and prohibitions on the importation, exportation or transit of goods and the issuance of licences;

(d) All internal levies collected from imported goods.

(2) Accordingly, products of either Party imported into or exported from the territory of the other Party shall not be subject in regard to the matters referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, to any duties, taxes or charges higher, or to any rules or formalities more burden-some, than those to which the trade in the like products of any third country are or may hereafter be subject.

(3) Any advantage, favour, privilege or immunity which has been or may hereafter be granted by either Party in regard to the matters referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, to any product originating in any third country or consigned to the territory of any third country shall be accorded immediately and unconditionally to the like product originating in or consigned to the territory of the other Party.

Article 2

1. The Government of India and the United Republic Government of Tanzania shall do their best to increase the volume of trade between the two countries, in particular with regard to the goods and commodities mentioned in Lists ‘A’ and ‘B’ annexed hereto which form an integral part of this Agreement.

List ‘A’ designates the exports of India.

List ‘B’ designates the exports of Tanzania.

The above mentioned lists shall not be construed as excluding the exchange of goods and commodities not enumerated in them.

Article 3

l. The exchange of goods and commodities between the two countries shall at all times be subject to all relevant laws and regulations with respect to imports and exports which are in force in their respective countries at the date of execution hereof, or which may come into force during the validity of this Agreement.

2. The Contracting Parties shall issue import and export licences, as long as such licences are or shall be required, in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in the territory of either Contracting Party. Licences shall be granted on terms not less
favourable than those granted to any other country.

Article 4

1. All payments pertaining to trade between the two countries shall be effected in pounds sterling or any other freely convertible currency, unless otherwise agreed upon by the two countries.

2. All values in the contracts and invoices relating to trade between India and Tanzania, as well as payment documents and payment orders between the two countries shall be expressed in pounds sterling or any other freely convertible currency.

Article 5

Each Contracting Party shall accord most-favoured-nation treatment with respect to importation and exemption from duties and charges, for samples of goods and advertising material as also articles destined for tests and experiments or for exhibitions and fairs together with the incidental requirements of tools, materials and containers for this purpose in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in the territory of each Contracting Party.

Article 6

In order to safeguard its external financial position and its balance of payments, either Party may restrict the quantity or value of merchandise permitted to be imported in accordance with Article XII and XIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

Article 7

1. For purposes of this Agreement, goods originating in Tanzania shall be regarded as Tanzanian products and goods originating in India as Indian products.

2. The country of origin shall be deemed to be the country where a product was produced and manufactured or underwent its last substantial processing or in the case of non-processed agricultural products the country where the products were actually produced.

3. Both Parties reserve the right to subject the importation of certain goods to the submission of a certificate of origin by an organisation authorised in this respect by the Government of the country or origin.

Article 8

Subject to the applicable provisions of law, upon the expiry of the present Agreement its provisions shall apply to all contracts concluded in the period of its validity and outstanding at the moment of the expiry of the Agreement.

Article 9

Each Party shall accord sympathetic consideration to representations or requests made by the other Party in respect of any matter arising from or in connection with the working of the present Agreement or for a periodical review and shall afford to the other Party adequate opportunity for consultation.

Article 10

1. Nothing in this Agreement relating to most-favoured-nation treatment shall apply to the following :

(a) Special privileges and advantages accorded or which may be accorded by either Party to frontier traffic with neighbouring countries;

(b) Special advantages resulting from customs union for free trade area to which either Party is or may become a party;

(c) Prohibitions or restrictions in accordance with Article XX and XXI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade;

(d) Preferences and advantages, if any, accorded to any country by India and Tanzania on the date of this Agreement or in replacement thereof.

2. This Agreement shall not be deemed to confer any right or impose any obligation in contravention of any general international convention to which both the Parties are or hereafter may be signatories,

Article 11

1. This Agreement shall be subject to ratification in accordance with the constitutional procedure of the Contracting Parties concerned and shall enter into force with effect from the date on which the Instruments of Ratification are exchanged.

2. This Agreement shall remain in force for a period of two years and shall continue in force for a further period of two years thereafter, subject to such modification as may be agreed upon.

3. Both Contracting Parties have agreed that the provisions of the present Agreement shall be applied provisionally from the date of its signature.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the representatives duly authorised by their respective governments have signed this agreement.

DONE at New Delhi on the twenty-eight day of January in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-six, in duplicate, in the English language, both texts being equally authentic.

Sd /-
Minister of Commerce Minister
For the Government of India. Sd /-
for Commerce and Cooperatives.
For the United Republic
Government of Tanzania.



1. Textiles
Cotton, woollen, silk and rayon, such as:
Cotton and woollen piece goods
Hosiery Knitted garments, (woollen, cotton and rayon)
Silk, art silk and rayon fabrics, cotton twist and yarn
Other cotton, woollen and silk manufactures, blankets, travelling rugs and coverlets of all materials
Handloom fabrics Ready-made garments
Jute manufactures (Canvas, hessian, sacking, cloth, bags) Cotton yarn, synthetic fibres.

2. Food and Beverages
Spices, including pepper; provisions and oilman’s stores
Cane Jaggery
Preserved fruits, juices, pickles and chutneys
Confectionery and biscuits
Vegetables fresh and dry.

3. Agricultural Products
Hydrogeneted oils i.e. ‘Vanaspati’ or vegetable ghee
Vegetable oils and oilseeds, essential oils.

4. Chemicals Products and Soaps
Chemical and chemical preparations; pharmaceuticals
Drugs and medicines
Sera and vaccines
Soap, toilet requisites and perfumery
Paints, pigments and varnishes.

5. (a) Rolled steel products, namely, bars, rods, rounds Structurals profiles etc.
(b) Engineering Goods
Mechanical equipment and apparatus
Printing machinery
Diesel engines
Pumps driven by diesel engines and electric motors Sewing machines and spares
Bicycles and their parts
Textile machinery such as, carding machinery and weaving looms.
Hand tools and small tools
Machine tools
Small river-craft
Sugarcane crushing machinery
Rice and flour mill machinery
Oil presses and expellers
Ball bearings Agricultural implements
Automobiles and their parts Gliders
Finished structurals-parts of tubular steel poles Mining, construction and other industrial machinery.
6. Electrical Goods
Electrical appliances and accessories such as conduit pipes, switches, bells, holders, cut-out etc.
Transmission lines towers
Electric bulbs and tubes
Electrodes Generators, portable and fixed Radio receivers
Electric fans and their parts
Batteries (dry and wet)
Electric torch lights
Electric motors
Telephone apparatus and equipment
Ebonite sheets, rods and tubes
Cables and wires
Other electrical equipment and apparatus.

7. Household and Building Requirements
Utensils including stainless steel ware
Household electric appliances such as cooking ranges, electric irons, toasters, kettles, etc. Household electrical fittings and fixtures
Roofing tiles
Sanitary ware
G.I. Pipes and fittings
Manhole covers and plates
Hurricane lanterns
Iron hand steel buckets
Kerosene stoves
Incandescent oil pressure lamps
Safes, strong boxes and room fittings

8. Hardware
Locks and padlocks
Bolts, nuts, screws and hinges, etc.
Steel furniture and hospital appliances
Scientific instruments of all types Weighing machines
Surgical and medical instruments
Crown corks

9. Rubber Manufactures
Tyres and tubes
Other rubber manufactures

10. Leather Manufactures including Artificial Leather Goods.
11. Handicrafts and Cottage Industry Products

12. Miscellaneous such as
Coir and coir products
Dyeing and tanning
Lacs and shellac
Paraffin wax
Myrabolan and Myrabolan extracts
Glass and glassware including tableware, glass bottles and bangles
Books and printed matter
Sports and travel goods
Plastic goods
Tents, tarpaulin and canvas
Razor Blades
Artificial porcelain teeth
Spectacle frames
Writing and printing inks
Fountain pens and pencils
Plywood-commercial and decorative
Cigars and cigarettes
Fire extinguishers

And such other items as may become available for export from time to time



Cashew nuts
Sisal hemp and fibre
Dyeing and tanning substances Ivory unmanufactured
Non-ferrous-metal scrap
Raw cotton
Hides and skins
Animal vegetable oils.

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Ministry of External Affairs, India

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