Tax: up to 21%

Duties: up to 25%

Restricted items: Refurbished goods

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 5-6 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder

Prominent Languages: Swahili and English

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Tanzania

In 2020 Tanzania moved from a low-income country to a low-middle-income country, a modest but significant achievement for this developing country. This upgrade in status reflects the sustained macroeconomic stability and strategic geographic position of the country. Although their economy has been hard-hit by Covid-19, the newly elected president Hassan is committed to bettering this status by 2025 by further improving infrastructure and education and clamping down on corruption.

The Tech sector has also shown positive growth in recent years. Unfortunately, Tanzania has not managed to attract the same international investment as other African nations, like Nigeria and Egypt, have. Many factors contribute to this issue, including the countries socialist past, making it more cautious on foreign actors, and implements more control on foreign investment. However, innovation continues to grow, with some exciting new ideas coming out of the county, keeping it on the international radar.

For those wanting to import into Tanzania, there are a number of challenges that must be addressed. TecEx offers expert Importer of record and compliance services into Tanzania, helping you achieve seamless, stress-free shipping every time. Contact the TecEx team for a solution tailored to you.

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