Our Shipping and International Trade Law practice embodies both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities and individuals that operate vessels on the oceans, also entails the rights, duties and relations between those individuals using such vessels for transportations of their goods as well as government agencies involved. Tanzania boasts an ever-growing international trade relationship with many developed countries, especially China, with the two having just signed major investment agreements worth multi-billion dollars in 2013.
Breakthrough Attorneys, in this aspect of international trade deals with matters including marine commerce, shipping, law of the sea generally, the transportation of passengers and goods by sea, and custom permits and rules as to tariffs and related matters. We also cover many commercial activities, although land based or occurring wholly on land, that are maritime in character. Our work includes advice to clients on interpreting the scope and applicability of Tanzania’s export controls, economic sanctions and determining the export and import classification of products and technologies, obtaining licenses and other authorizations, obtaining commodity jurisdiction determinations, and defending clients in tax, regulatory, be it environmental, healthy, energy, administrative and criminal enforcement actions. We frequently assist clients in the development and implementation of internal compliance programs, the conduct of internal investigations and the design of remedial measures (including in-house training programs).