TanTrade Functions


The functions of the Authority as set out in the Act include:-

  • Advise the Government on matters relating to the formulation, development, supervision and implementation of trade policies and strategies;
  • Integrate and regulate the domestic market development;
  • Collaborate with other institutions in organizing production of products and offering of services;
  • Foster better market access conditions for Tanzanian products and services at domestic, regional and international markets;
  • Identify and advise on ways of overcoming bottlenecks in value chain pertaining to trade development; Tanzania Trade Development Authority
  • Offer appropriate advisory services and training to the business community on the management of domestic and foreign trade operations;
  • Inculcate and promote the export culture into the large section of small, medium and large enterprises through various means;
  • Establish and maintain trade database;
  • encourage private sector to invest and develop expertise in establishing and managing warehousing facilities;
  • Co-operate with the investment facilitating institutions in ensuring that investments are directed towards value addition;
  • Promote or facilitate establishment of facilities and infrastructure for holding trade fairs countrywide;
  • Eestablish and maintain trade centers within and outside the country;
  • Organize trade fair and exhibitions, buyer seller meetings, contact promotion programmes, market research, supply surveys, product development and product adaptation within the country;
  • Promote the documentation and dissemination of information on any aspect connected with trade development carried out by the Authority or any other person or institution and may for this purpose publish newspapers, journals, periodicals, bulletins and operate radio and television programmes or perform any other activity designed to promote trade into any matter which is necessary or desirable for the efficient trade development and implementation of trade related Policies and Strategies;
  • Advise and assist the Government and any other institution in the selection and employment of local and foreign trade related consultants and advisors on matters related to trade development; Board of Directors Tanzania Trade Development Authority
  • Authorize any person, organization or institution wishing to undertake within and outside Tanzania any international trade fair, exhibition and to facilitate, assist and where necessary provide consultancy and technical advisory services to such person, organization or institution.
  • Evaluate and monitor trade system and its performance; and,
  • Conduct market research, survey and monitoring