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Tanzania

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

Mpesa takes on cross-border approach to financial transactions.

Published on March 11, 2015
Customers of Kenya’s leading telecommunication firm, Safaricom will now be able to transact money to and from Tanzania. In a move focused at deepening financial inclusion in the two countries, Safaricom’s 12.8 million active users will be able to send and receive money through Tanzania’s mobile service operator, Vodacom. Read more. Source | CNBC Africa
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Exports are on the Rise in Tanzania

Published on February 25, 2015
The value of Tanzania’s exports has risen up from about $8.46 billion recorded in December 2013 to $8.81 billion for the year ended December 2014 due to a good performance in exports of manufactured goods and travel receipts. The monthly economic review of the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) suggests that a significant increase of 33.8 percent was recorded in the export value of goods such as edible oil, textile apparels, plastic goods, fertilizers and paper products. Consequently, the collective value of these goods rose to $1.43 billion. Read more. Source|Ventures Africa
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Agriculture investment in Africa: Top countries to focus on

Published on February 23, 2015
Africa’s agriculture sector struggles to access financing and attract investment. Micro finance organizations remain active in the space. But private equity firms and banks are still slowly coming around to the potential of the agriculture space. Read more. Source|Ventures Africa
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AfDB approves $145m loan for Kenya-Tanzania power line

Published on February 20, 2015
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $145 million loan to fund the building of an electricity line between Kenya and Tanzania to improve regional power connections, it said. East Africa has some of the fastest growing economies on the continent but electricity shortages deter investment, pushing up business costs and sustaining poverty and inequality. Read more. Source|The East African  
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CGE Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Tariff Reform on Female and Male Wages

Published on February 19, 2015
CGE Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Tariff Reform on Female and Male Wages .This study by the World Bank analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. The study applies the model to Tanzania and develops a data set that distinguishes labor and wages by gender for 52 sectors and four skill categories. 
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Call to fully enable Common Market protocol

Published on February 17, 2015
Employers and the trade union fraternity in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania want the Arusha-based East African Community (EAC) to speedily and fully implement the Common Market Protocol.The East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) and the East African Employers Association (EAEO) are taking the issue a notch higher by calling for the removal of all barriers in a bid to promote free movement of workers in the region. Read more. Source|DailyNews
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Infrastructure projects to top agenda at EAC leaders’ summit

Published on February 16, 2015
Financing for infrastructure projects will be high on the agenda at the East Africa Community Heads of State Summit in Nairobi this week,during which Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to hand over the chair to Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete. Read more. Source|The EastAfrican
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Kenya leads as EA, attracts $111m equity funds

Published on February 13, 2015
Kenya came in ahead of its East African peers in attracting private equity firms with 12 of 26 deals recorded in the region between December 2013 and February last year. Read more. Source|The East African
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