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2 May 2017

Tanzania: Govt' official alleges foreign mining companies using loopholes to avoid tax, Acacia & AngloGold Ashanti respond

Tanzania's Controller and Auditor General has called for a review of the tax code for the country to benefit from the extractive sector. He claimed that foreign mining companies use loopholes in mineral development agreements to dodge tax. The Business & Human Rights Resources Centre invited both Acacia and AngloGold Ashanti to respond to the allegations. Acacia provided a response which is available here. Both Acacia and AngloGold Ashanti referred us to the official statement by the Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy which is also provided here.