Doing Business in Tanzania

EENI - Business School

Learning unit: International trade and business in Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam.

Tanzania, one of the most dynamic African frontier markets. Exporter of Gold, coffee, cotton...


  1. Introduction to the United Republic of Tanzania (East Africa).
  2. Doing business in Dar Es Salaam.
  3. The Tanzanian economy
       - RIPOTI YA UWEKEZAJI TANZANIA 2012 (Swahili)
  4. The International trade of Tanzania
       - Import and export procedures
  5. The Port of Dar Es Salaam
  6. Case study - Tanzanian businessmen:
       - 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

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

This learning unit "Business in Tanzania" is part of the:
  1. Doctorate DIB Africa
  2. Master African Business
  3. Course Doing Business in East Africa
  4. Master in international business concentration Africa

Recommendations for Tanzanian students

Course learning materials: En or Fr Tanzanie Pt Tanzania Es Tanzania

Reginald Mengi Tanzania

Learning unit summary (Doing Business in Tanzania)

The United Republic of Tanzania:

  1. Official languages: Swahili and English
  2. Borders of the United Republic of Tanzania: Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia.
  3. Population: 43 millions
  4. Tanzania is the biggest nation in the East Africa.
  5. Area: 948.087 kmĀ²
  6. Capital: Dodoma. Economic center: Dar Es Salaam (2.5 million people)
  7. Independence (UK): Tanganyika (1961), Zanzibar (1963)

Religion in Tanzania: Christians (62%), Islam (35%, Sunni Muslim) - Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Shafi.

The Tanzanian economy

Tanzania is considered as a frontier market.

In the last 20 years the United Republic of Tanzania (Africa) has shifted from a centrally planned economy to an open market economy, thank to the good governance, promotion of the private sector, liberalization of international Trade and Foreign direct investment policies.

In the last 8 years Tanzania recorded Economic growth of 6%. 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.

  1. GDP: 23.2 billion dollars
  2. GDP Real Growth Rate: 6.1%: agriculture (28%), industry (24%) services (48%)
  3. Tanzanian services exports (travel, insurance...) incomes rose by 14.1%
  4. Inflation: 17.4%
  5. Top export products: gold, coffee, cashew nuts, cotton
  6. Top Export partners: China, India, Japan, Emirates
  7. Top import products: consumer goods, machinery, transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, crude oil.
  8. Top import partners: China, India, South Africa, Kenya...
  9. Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Tanzania Import Procedures

Trans African Highways:

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

Port of Dar Es Salaam

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

Mohammed Dewji Tanzania

Tanzania has preferential access to...

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

SADC Transport

Tanzania is member of...

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


East African Community

SADC Customs Union

Cairo Gaborone Corridor

Central Corridor (Africa)

Shule ya biashara

Indian Ocean Rim

African Northern corridor

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