Trade and Investment in Tanzania

Tanzania enjoys an abundance of natural wealth, which offers tremendous investment opportunities for investors. These include an excellent geographical location (six land locked countries depend on Tanzania ports as their cheapest entry and exit ports); arable land; world renowned tourist attractions (Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro, and the Spice islands of Zanzibar); natural resources; a sizeable domestic and sub regional market; a wide local raw materials supply base; abundant and inexpensive skills; assurance of personal safety; warm friendly people and a suitable market policy orientation.

Investments Opportunities

Tanzania under the new enacted investment code Tanzania Investment Act -1997 and the Zanzibar Investment and Protection Act 11 2004 has been able to identify and categorize investment opportunities into load and priority sectors as follows:

Load Sector

Mining, Infrastructure,(e.g. . Road Construction, Bridges, Air ports, Generation of Electricity, Telecommunications, Water Services, Backup, services to Mining and the Like) and Export Processing Zone.

Priority Sector

Agriculture including Livestock, Air Aviation, Commercial Buildings, Commercial Development and Micro finance Banks, Export processing , Geographical special development areas, Human resources development, Manufacturing, Natural resources, including fishing, Rehabilitation and Expansion, Radio and Television broadcasting, Tourism and tour Operation.

Agribusiness Extractive Industries Infrastructure Tourism
In Addition To

Traditional Crops



Deep Sea Fishing And


Sugar Ethanol

Palm Oil And


Pyrethrum And

Artemisia Organic Cotton

Minerals – Base

Metals and Gemstones




Oil And Natural Gas

Coal Refining, Processing,

Smelting, Cutting And Polishing


ICT Backbone

Roads network covering most investment areas

Functional Seaports

Airports servicing international flights Financial institution Health care centres Education

Beach Tourism

Conference Tourism

Sports/Golf Tourism

City Tourism

Medical Tourism Historical Tourism