The Hub's accomplishments in Tanzania to Date:  

  • To date the Hub has supported 53 firms and associations to increase their export competitiveness;
  • Fifteen (15) firms have been supported to participate in various trade shows resulting in 86 business linkages;
  • Hub facilitated AGOA exports as at June 30 2017 stood at $239,600;
  • Exports to other market destinations as a result of Hub support are $53,600;
  • Due to the expanding export opportunities, 28 new full time equivalent (FTE) jobs have been created, 64% of which are for women;
  • Supported development of Tanzania National AGOA Strategy;
  • Supported successful implementation of ePing electronic alert system;
  • Supported the adoption of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (SPS) notification submission system;
  • Supported use of ISOlutions which allows Tanzania to effectively participate in international standardization processes.

Related Blogs and Resources

Agriculture fraternity in key meeting

Published on February 14, 2018
Agricultural sector stakeholders converge in Dodoma tomorrow for a meeting that will deliberate on ways to improve its contribution to the economy.The meeting - which is the 4th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) - will begin tomorrow and run through Friday. It will evaluate the outcomes of last year’s discussions on the subject and propose a new policy for implementation. Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Prof David Nyange from the Michigan State University said agriculture has what it takes to drive the country’s economy to industrialization. Read more. Source | The Citizen
read more

Cotton production to quadruple this season

Published on February 13, 2018
The Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) director general, Mr Marco Mtunga said at the weekend that the country expects to harvest 600 million kilogrammes (about 600,000 metric tonnes) compared to 150,000 metric tonnes produced last years. The expected bumper harvest, according to Mr Mtunga, is a result of an increase in the number of people who are engaging in the cultivation of cotton. Cotton production is expected to rise by nearly four times this season, thanks to an increase in the number of regions preferring cultivation of the crop due to prospects of better prices. Read more. Source | The Citizen
read more

Tanzania’s rice exports to Kenya, Rwanda to increase

Published on February 07, 2018
Tanzania hopes to increase its rice exports to Kenya and Rwanda by one-third this year, according to forecast by a trade tracker. According to the East Africa Cross-border Trade (EACT), the trade volume will be boosted by supplies from the August harvest and high carry-over stocks, which are likely to lower prices. The low rice prices are due to lower maize flour cost which is a substitute staple food to rice. Read more. Source | East African
read more

Dar equipped to introduce interest policy rate on price stability

Published on February 07, 2018
Tanzania will next month join Kenya and Uganda on introducing and using interest policy rate on price stability. Also Rwanda is in the list to shift to the policy rate later this year. The rate introduction came at a time when the central bank, Bank of Tanzania (BoT), said the money market infrastructures support the introduction of the new framework. The policy, which BoT has been working on for five years, is set to target interbank cash market rate, of which banks lend to each other. Read more. Source | Daily News
read more

TICTS set record by handling over 500,000 TEU

Published on February 07, 2018
The Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) has recorded a key milestone after handling 501,690 of twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) on the back of strong regional trade in 2017. Speaking over the weekend at a function to celebrate the throughput milestone, TICTS Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jared Zerbe unveiled that the achievement was mainly due to significant growth in imports and exports to and from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Read more. Source | Daily News
read more

Regional countries told to boost cooperation

Published on January 24, 2018
Sub-Saharan African countries need to boost development cooperation to realize the goal of creating the world’s largest trading area, Africa’s Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a Zambian scholar has said. Speaking at the Second ICWA India-Africa Conference held under the India Africa Forum Summit in Dar es Salaam, recently, Mr Caesar Cheelo, a Senior Researcher Fellow from the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research said member states need to gain internal impetus for enhanced intra-regional and international trade, infrastructural and Industrial development, jobs and geo-political and security cooperation, among other things. Read more. Source | Daily News
read more

Dar Port Cutting Cargo Clearance To 48 Hrs

Published on January 23, 2018
Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) expects to cut cargo clearance time at the Dar es Salaam Port to just 48 hours. The Dar Port now boasts a 35 storey one stop centre from which the entire cargo clearance process will be handled. All cargo stakeholders will now operate under this single roof from TPA headquarters to offices of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) all the way to clearing and forwarding agents. Read more. Source | The Exchange
read more

Online registration for companies begins next month

Published on January 17, 2018
Online registration of companies will begin next month after completion of preparation of an online registration system, the business registration and licensing agency (BRELA) has said. The agency said in a public note yesterday that it had completed development of online registration system for companies and post-registration services which will enable electronic registration for companies. Read more. Source | Daily News
read more