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.

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Published on December 13, 2017
The Government of Tanzania has honored the lamentation of the coffee farmers that protested against the multiple taxes imposed on their commodity. The complaint was geared to other cash crops as well that hold the agriculture sector of the country that supplements hugely and greatly the economy of the country. Taxes have been at the apex hindrance of the growth and development in the sub-Saharan nation with a number of traders as well rating it as the top most barriers to a better economy status in their land. Understandably, the government collects a lump sum amount of revenue from the commodities but in the long run they demoralize the farmers and affect the prices as well. Read more. Source | The Exchange
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Tanzania scraps coffee levies to boost production

Published on November 23, 2017
The Tanzanian government is scrapping taxes and levies imposed on coffee as part of measures to boost production.The move follows complaints by farmers about multiple taxes imposed on coffee and other cash crops.  Minister for Agriculture Charles Tizeba said that the government will scrap 17 levies and taxes. They include coffee buying, processing and selling fee as well as the marketing fees. Read more. Source | East African
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Government lifts maize exports ban following bumper harvest

Published on November 14, 2017
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Doors open for maize exports

Published on November 14, 2017
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Mutukula border facility to be launched today

Published on November 14, 2017
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Bid to uplift EA textile sector

Published on October 17, 2017
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New e-pay system to boost trade efficiency

Published on October 04, 2017
Tanzanian traders are expected to benefit as import and export will become easier thanks to the launch of an electronic Certificate of Origin payment system which is expected to enhance trade efficiency. The system under the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) project through financial support of TradeMark East Africa was launched in Dar es Salaam over the weekend. It is to expedite application and issuance of delivery of Certificates of Origin (CO) by reducing physical movements and time taken to process the document and thus cutting on days of processing the vital certificates. Read more. Source | Daily News
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Rusumo border post to start 24-hour operations on Oct 2

Published on September 27, 2017
Traders and clearing agents have welcomed the initiative by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and other government agencies to implement 24-hour operations at Rusumo on the Rwanda-Tanzania border. The facility will also work as one stop border post (OSBP), according to RRA officials. The local business community says the move will greatly boost cross-border trade and reduce transit time. Raphael Tugirumuremyi, the RRA Commissioner of customs, said the border will effective October 2 start 24-hour operations, adding that the move was agreed on by Heads of States of Rwanda and Tanzania during official opening of the facility last year. Read more. Source | New Times
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