United Republic of Tanzania: Invisible barriers to trade - Business perspectives

More than a third of Tanzanian companies have fully or partially resolved trade obstacles in the last six years. Government-led initiatives and regulatory reforms have helped ease exporters’ difficulties.

This second ITC survey in the United Republic of Tanzania also finds that 72% of exporters – especially those exporting agricultural commodities – still struggle to comply with domestic and foreign trade-related regulations and procedures. These measures undermine exporters’ competitiveness and ability to access international markets.

The report suggests that establishing a single window to meet export-related requirements and improving international recognition of conformity assessments are vital to develop Tanzanian exports.