Business in Tanzania

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam.


  1. Introduction to the United Republic of Tanzania (East Africa).
  2. Doing Business in Dar Es Salaam.
  3. Tanzanian economy
  4. International Trade of Tanzania
      - Import and export procedures
  5. Port of Dar Es Salaam
  6. Case Study - Tanzanian Businessperson:
      - Dr. Reginald Mengi
      - Mohammed Dewji
      - Said Salim Bakhresa
  7. Business and Investment Opportunities in Tanzania
      - Banking and Finance
      - Construction
      - Telecommunications
      - Tourism
      - Transport
  8. Case Study:
      - Agriculture sector
      - Energy and mining sector
      - Industry and trade
      - Quality Group Limited
      - Agriculture sector
  9. Introduction to Swahili
  10. Access to the Tanzanian Market
  11. Business Plan for Tanzania

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the United Republic of Tanzania”:

  1. To analyse the Tanzanian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the United Republic of Tanzania
  3. To explore Tanzania's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Tanzania's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Tanzanian companies and businesspeople
  6. To develop a business plan for the Tanzanian Market


Subject “Doing Business in Tanzania” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): Africa, Frontier Markets, and International Business
  3. Course: East Africa

Recommendations for Tanzanian students

Course learning materials in English or French Tanzanie Portuguese Tanzania Spanish Tanzania

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Tanzania”: 2 ECTS Credits / 1 AC Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

EENI in swahili: Shule ya biashara

Sample of the subject (Doing Business in Tanzania):
Tanzanian economy

Reginald Mengi Tanzanian Businessperson

We Trust in Africa

Description Subject Description (Doing Business in Tanzania).

The United Republic of Tanzania: one of the most dynamic African frontier markets. Exporter of gold, coffee, and cotton.

  1. The official languages: Swahili and English
  2. Borders of the United Republic of Tanzania: Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia.
  3. Tanzanian Population: 43 millions of people
  4. Tanzania is the biggest nation in the East Africa.
  5. Area: 948.087 square kilometres
  6. Capital: Dodoma.
  7. The Economic centre: Dar Es Salaam (2.5 millions of people)
  8. Tanzanian independence (UK): Tanganyika (1961), Zanzibar (1963)

Religion in Tanzania:

  1. Christians (62%)
  2. Islam (35%, Sunni Muslim) - Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Shafi.

Tanzania belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Tanzanian Economy.

  1. Tanzania is a frontier market.
  2. In the last twenty years, the United Republic of Tanzania (Africa) has shifted from a centrally planned economy to an open market economy, thank the good governance, promotion of the private sector, liberalisation of international trade, and foreign direct investment policies.
  3. In the last eight years, Tanzania recorded economic growth of 6%.
  4. The main drivers of Tanzanian growth are private consumption, exports and gross fixed capital, tourism revenues, agriculture, construction, industry; services, foreign direct investment, and foreign aid.
  5. Tanzanian GDP: 23.2 billion dollars
  6. GDP real growth rate: 6.1%: agriculture (28%), industry (24%), and services (48%)
  7. Tanzanian services exports (travel, insurance) incomes rose by 14.1%
  8. The inflation: 17.4%
  9. Top Tanzanian export products: gold, coffee, cashew nuts, and cotton
  10. Top export partners: China, India, Japan, and the Emirates
  11. Top import products: consumer goods, machinery, transport equipment, industrial raw materials, and crude oil.
  12. Top Tanzanian import partners: China, India, South Africa, and Kenya
  13. Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Tanzania Import Procedures

Trans-African Highways:

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Central Corridor
  3. Northern Corridor
  4. North-South Corridor

Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

Other ports: Port of Mombasa (Kenya): Northern regions of Tanzania, Railway.

Mohammed Dewji Tanzanian Businessperson

Tanzania has preferential access to

  1. East African Community (EAC)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  5. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  6. Cotonou Agreement
  7. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  8. United States-Africa (AGOA)
  9. East African Community-United States Trade Agreement

Transport in the Southern African Development Community Region

Tanzania is a member of:

  1. Nile Basin Initiative
  2. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  3. Africa relationships with China and India
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  6. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  7. African Union (AU)
  8. Africa-South America Summit

Samples - Business in Tanzania


East African Community (EAC)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Central Corridor (Africa)


Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA

African Northern Corridor

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