WTO accession
1 January 1995
Population
46,218,486
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Tanzania joined the integrated Framework (IF) in 2004 and undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS), which was validated in November 2005. The DTIS priorities were included in the 2005-2010 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP).

 

In response to the DTIS, a Tanzania Trade Integration Strategy (TTIS) for 2009-2013 was developed and endorsed by the Government, Development Partners (DPs) and the private sector in 2008. This TTIS comprises three goals. First, to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Tanzania to formulate a trade sector development strategy, including mainstreaming of trade in the MKUKUTA (Tanzania's overall development strategy).  Second, to strengthen the (b) Government of Tanzania implementation capacity of trade sector development strategy strengthened; and (c) private sector capacity to participate in trade policy and strategy formulation strengthened.

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Tanzania's Tier 1 project supporting their National Implementation Arrangements was approved in 2013 as a co-funded project with UNDP.

Tanzania benefited from one Integrated Framework Window II project, "Capacity Building for Trade Development and Integration", intended to strengthen the institutional framework and the exporters’ capacity to comply with technical standards and Sanitary/Phytosanitary (SPS) standards in tourism and horticulture sub‐sectors.

Main progresses to date

• A robust NIA has been established with strong country ownership, including a dedicated team of officials for the NIU. The NSC is the Trade Integration National Steering Committee (TINSC) chaired by the PS of the MIT. Tanzania has undertaken a capacity assessment and development plan.

• MKUKUTA II (the second national development strategy, for the period 2010/11-2014/15) recognizes trade as an engine for economic growth and envisages a future where Tanzania could become a regional trade and logistic hub.

• TTIS was further developed into the operational Trade Sector Development Programme (TSDP) finalized in March 2011. 

In the context of Outcome 1; the NSC membership comprises the PS-level representatives from Trade Sector Line Ministries (TSLM), CEOs of key parastatals, heads of Apex Business Organizations and representatives of donor partners. Tanzania also has the Trade Integration Technical Committee (TITC) led by the Director of Policy and Planning, which meets at the director level and reports to the TINSC. A network of Sector Trade Policy Analysts is located in TSLM and forms a permanent body of trade experts in Line Ministries that can be called upon and can form working groups when required.

In preparation for the Tier 1 and other AfT projects, Tanzania has established the Trade Integration Coordination Team (TICT) as the NIU. The Team is staffed by Government officials and is based in the Department of Policy and Planning. 

The MIT has recently undertaken, with the support of DANIDA, diagnostic work related to institutional strengthening. A capacity needs assessment has been undertaken with the associated report and plan underlining capacity gaps and assets including the division/units that are in charge of monitoring and managing TRTA and the EIF/AfT process. Mainstreaming trade reviews also pointed out outstanding gaps in the coordination of trade policies and the mainstreaming trade process. The Capacity Assessment and Development Plan will be an important guiding document in implementing Tanzania's Tier 1 project.

Tanzania's DTIS was undertaken in 2004, with a prioritization workshop in September 2006. In June 2007, the Cabinet formally approved the DTIS. The Tier 1 project envisages an update to the DTIS.

A National Trade Policy was launched in 2003. In response to the DTIS, a Tanzania Trade Integration Strategy (TTIS) 2009-2013 was developed and endorsed by the Government, DPs and the private sector in 2008. The three goals of the TTIS are: (a) Government of Tanzania Formulation Capacity of Trade Sector Development Strategy including Mainstreaming of Trade in MKUKUTA (Tanzania's overall development strategy) Strengthened; (b) Government of Tanzania Implementation Capacity of Trade Sector Development Strategy Strengthened; and (c) Private Sector Capacity to Participate in Trade Policy and Strategy Formulation Strengthened.

In the context of Outcome 2, the MKUKUTA II (the second national development strategy, for the period 2010/11-2014/15) recognizes trade as an engine for economic growth and envisages a future where Tanzania could become a regional trade and logistic hub. Engagement to develop the next development plan will begin from 2013, which should provide an opportunity for synchronization of the DTISU with the process.

In the context of Outcome 3, a Matrix of donor projects exists. A Private Sector and Trade Donor Group meets once a month with DANIDA having been the chair in 2012. There are possible plans for a Thematic Sector Working Group on Private Sector Development and Trade (Government, DPs and the private sector) at both the high and technical levels. In addition, the UN Trade Cluster is undertaking a joint project in Tanzania.

In the context of Outcome 4, the TTIS was further developed into the operational Trade Sector Development Programme (TSDP) finalized in March 2011. The TSDP aims: (i) to fully mainstream trade into the policies, expenditure framework and institutions of the Government, including enhancing the Government's management and implementation of AfT resources; (ii) to strengthen the competitiveness of Tanzanian exporters by ensuring their products and services meet internationally recognized standards; and (iii) to strengthen the competitiveness of Tanzanian exporters by lowering the cost of trade facilitation and improving the trade information and trade promotion infrastructure. The EIF Tier 1 project will implement Component 1 of the TSDP focused on mainstreaming trade into the policies, expenditure framework, and institutions of the Government, including enhancing the Government's management and implementation of AfT resources. Financing for the other two components will be sought bilaterally.

The Government of Tanzania has dedicated resources in establishing the TICT.

On-going and planned projects in Tanzania include DANIDA (BSPS III focused on negotiations and public/private sector support); EU (TASP – trade policy formulation, quality support and Trade and Agriculture Support Programme); IFAD Rural Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Support Programme (MUVI); Switzerland (coffee, UN Trade Cluster); TradeMark East Africa; UNIDO (trade competitiveness and market access); ITC and UNDP support.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationN/AYes
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesN/AN/A
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/AN/A
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesN/AN/A
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/AN/A
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/AN/A
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategiesN/AN/A
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionN/AN/A
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanismN/AN/A
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)N/AN/A
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related mattersN/AN/A
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesN/AN/A
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)N/AN/A
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODAN/AN/A
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyN/AN/A
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action MatrixN/AN/A
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)N/AN/A

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
01/11/2015
Approved Budget
350,000
Board Approval Date
30/10/2015
Disbursement
350,000
Expenditure Reported
90,071
MOU Approval Date
02/11/2015
MOU Expiry Date
31/07/2017
Phase
Implementation

NIA Support - Phase 1

Starting date / End date
24/06/2013
Approved Budget
900,000
Board Approval Date
13/05/2013
Disbursement
900,000
Expenditure Reported
900,000
MOU Approval Date
03/06/2013
MOU Expiry Date
31/12/2015
Phase
Completed

Focal Point

Mr. Edward Mathew SUNGULA
Policy and Planning, Director of Policy and Planning
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing
Water Front Building, Sokoine Drive
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 212 78 97 and 98; +255 22 212 91 11

Project Manager

Mr. Stephenson NGODA
NIU, EIF tier 1 Project Manager
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Ministry of Industry and Trade P.O Box 9503 NSSF Waterfront, Sokoine Drive.
Dodoma, Tanzania
Tel: N/A

NIU Coordinator

Mr. Obadiah NYAGIRO
Policy and Planning, Deputy Director
Ministry of Industry and Trade
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Tel: +255222127898

Alternative NIU Coordinator

Ms. Natasha NGOWI
Policy and Planning, EIF Desk Officer
Ministry of Trade
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255222129111 , 517

WB Contact

Mr. Josaphat KWEKA
Senior Economist
The World Bank
Samora Avenue, P.O. Box 2054
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 216 32 65

UNDP Contact

Mr. Ernest SALLA
Assistant Resident Representative
UNDP
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 219 92 45
Tanzania Annual Progress Report 2013
EIF LDCs Photo Competition Album
Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Update 2009
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)
Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Volume 1 2005
Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Volume 2 2005
Tanzania Action Matrix 2005
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