Frequently Asked Questions
Which industry sectors offer the best opportunities?
The Tanzania Country Commercial Guide (CCG) lists the leading sectors for U.S. exports and investment in Tanzania. Access Chapter 1: Doing Business in Tanzania (PDF 664KB) for a brief synopsis of the information contained in this comprehensive report.
Aside from the best prospect sectors, U.S. firms should also be aware of opportunities in other sectors of the Tanzanian economy. Contact us for information on the market of opportunities for your particular product or service.
How do I find Tanzanian buyers/distributors/representatives?
The U.S. Commercial Service in Kenya and Tanzania (CSA) provides many services to help U.S. companies identify potential Tanzanian partners. Our business matchmaking services are designed to help you locate, screen, and meet with potential buyers, representatives, distributors, and joint venture partners.
Can US Embassy help me resolve a complaint against a Tanzanian company?
If your firm is having difficulties with a Tanzanian company, please feel free to contact us and provide detailed information about the situation, contact data, and documented proof of unsuccessful attempts at resolving the problem. We will analyze your case and provide assistance accordingly. Please be advised that the Embassy, by its own initiative, does not intervene in questions arising from private transactions. It does however, attempt to clarify misunderstandings.
I need legal advice. Where can I find a list of law firms in Tanzania?
If you need legal advice, please visit: http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/list_of_lawyers2.html.
Please take into account that the listing of a firm does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Embassy or any other agency of the U.S. Government.
How do I find information about exporting my agricultural products?
You will find information about "Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards-FAIRS" in the Foreign Agricultural Service home page www.fas.usda.gov. If you need additional information or assistance, you will find a live link to the web site of the Foreign Agricultural Service in Kenya here.
Where can I find a list of U.S. companies based in Tanzania?
The American Chamber of Commerce of Tanzania can provide you with the names of U.S. companies established in Tanzania.
In Tanzania, commercial matters are handled by the Economic and Commercial Section in close coordination with the regional commercial office in Nairobi.
The main goal of commercial services in Tanzania is to promote trade and investment by:
- Supporting U.S. business and Investors in Tanzania
- Improving the investment climate
- Promoting U.S. products and services
- Encouraging greater use of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
The U.S. Embassy offers a number of fee based services including:
- Gold Key Service
- International Partner Search
- Customized Market Research
U.S. Embassy in Tanzania
PO Box 9123, Dar es Salaam
Senior Commercial Officer
US Commercial Office Nairobi, Kenya