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Trade in Tanzania

Tanzania was the world’s 115th largest exporter of goods and 84th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $6.83 billion and $4.76 billion USD respectively. Tanzania’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Fuels and mining products. In 2022, Tanzania’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to South Africa, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates, with trade representing 35.02 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Tanzania is the world’s 96th largest importer of goods and 109th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $14.22 billion and $2.46 billion USD respectively in 2022. Tanzania’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were China, India and United Arab Emirates. Tanzania is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and East African Community (EAC).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

United Republic of Tanzania





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation


Kiswahili, English

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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Tanzanian shilling

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Contact person(s):
    Ms. Bahati Samillani (NEP officer) and Mr. Clavery Chausi
    Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
    Phone: +(255) 22 2450206
    Website: http://www.tbs.go.tz

    Morogoro/Sam Nujoma Road, Ubungo
    P O Box 9524
    Dar Es Salaam

    [email protected], [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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