Government Agencies

Numerous government agencies are working together to improve Tanzania's investment and business climate so that firms can confidently invest, grow their businesses and access key markets across the world. The TDU's status within the Ministry of Industry and Trade means it is ideally placed to link potential and existing textiles investors to these different agencies so they can access the support on offer.

Tanzania Investment Centre

The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) helps investors to obtain all permits and authorizations required to set up and operate investments in Tanzania.  It is the primary agency of the Tazanian Government to coordinate, encourage, promote and facilitate investment in Tanzania.  It also advises the Government on investment policy and related matters.
Read more:  www.tic.co.tz

Export Processing Zone Authority

Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) is a one stop service center for all prospective and existing investors. It provides business services to investors in Export Processing/Special Economic Zones and issues EPZ/SEZ licenses. It also develops EPZ/SEZ infrastructure and steers Government policy on related matters. It operates under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Read more:  www.epza.go.tz

Vocational Education and Training Authority

Dar es Salaam Regional Vocational Training and Services Centre shall continue to establish and implement new training programmes suitable to meet the needs of both formal and informal sectors of the economy in order to address the demands raised from the zonal labour market.
Read more:  www.veta.go.tz

Small Industries Development Organization

SIDO Business and Technology Incubator is a service center aiming to support entrepreneurs who have innovative and creative business or industrial idea in nurturing them to develop to a level of commercial business undertakings. The center provides entrepreneurs with work premises, technical advice, access to information through ICT facility, financial support through loans, along with other Business Development Services on demand in order to enable smooth start, growth, competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises.
Read more:  www.sido.go.tz

Tanzania Cotton Board

The Tanzania Cotton Board supports and regulates the sector, aiming to improve the quantity and quality of cotton produced in Tanzania. Tanzania is the fourth largest producer of cotton in Africa, offering key advantages in developing an integrated value chain from field to fashion.
Read more:  www.cotton.or.tz

Tanzania Bureau of Standards

The Bureau is mandated by Government to strengthen the supporting institutional infrastructure across all industry and commerce sectors in Tanzania. It promotes quality control and industrial standardization.
Read more:  www.tbs.go.tz

President's Office Planning Commission

The Planning Commission provides advice to the Government on medium and long-term strategies for socio-economic development focusing on the big picture. The Commission is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing development trends and providing advice on macro and sectoral policies as well as broad socio-economic issues.
Read more:  www.mipango.go.tz

Tanzania Trade Development Authority

The Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) implements all policies which aim at developing and promoting Tanzania’s internal and external trade. These include the National Trade Policy, the National Export Development Strategy, and the Trade Integration Strategy.
Read more:  www.tantrade.or.tz

Tanzania Ports Authority

The Authority focuses on raising the standards and improving infrastructure at Tanzania's ports to offer customers an efficient gateway to world markets.
Read more:  www.tanzaniaports.com

Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is responsible for administering impartially various taxes of the Central Government.
Read more:  www.tra.go.tz

Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority

ZIPA works to improve the investment climate across Zanzibar, ensuring the islands can take advantage of their strategic location in the Indian Ocean and act as a gateway for trade to and from East and Central Africa.
Read more:  www.zanzibarinvest.org