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76. Stability, Poverty Reduction, and South African Trade and Investment in Southern Africa
  Tuesday, October 11, 2005  by Admin
  Stability, Poverty Reduction, and South African Trade and Investment in Southern Africa: Since South Africas return to the international fold in the early 1990s, South African business has made great strides into Africa, and particularly into southern Africa where it is regarded by many as the engine for regional economic growth, as well as an agent furthering political stability and democracy.
77. Trade, globalisation and poverty reduction: why the rules of the game matter
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  Comparative advantage figures prominently in debates on world trade. And as the introductory material for this event graciously notes, Oxfam appears to have developed a distinctive comparative advantage in attracting criticism from all sides. Some commentators in the World Bank, IMF and the Financial Times have lamented what they see as a protectionist undercurrent in our analysis.
78. Tanzanians now free to export goods within East Africa
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  Tanzanian manufacturers are now free to export their products to Kenya and Uganda, as a tug of war between East African partners bureaux of standards has been resolved. In the recent past Tanzanian manufacturers had been facing difficulties at the border points to get their products into Kenya.This followed a directive issued by the Kenya Bureau of Standard, (KBS) that restricted products from outside entering and being supplied in the country until they were certified by the bureau.
79. Tanzania urged to allow investing across EA
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  Tanzania has been asked by Kenya and Uganda to allow its nationals to invest in listed shares in Kenya and Uganda, and in bonds and Treasury bills issued by the governments of East Africa.
This was among the key decisions reached during a recent meeting of the Sectoral Council on Trade and Finance of the East African Community held in Arusha. Although the foreign exchange regime in Tanzania is liberalised, the country still imposes restrictions on cross-border investment in capital markets.
80. TIRDOs move to trace exports from Tanzania
  Monday, September 12, 2005  by Admin
  Companies that intend to export products to the European Union (EU), the United States of America and Japan will now have to provide traceability documents. This is intended to improve goods quality and enable local commodities to enter in the European market. It is also a method which is aimed at improving consumer safety.
81. Tanzania Promotes Organic Coffee
  Monday, September 5, 2005  by Admin
  Tanzania is encouraging farmers in Kagera and Kilimanjaro to grow organic coffee, which fetches higher prices in the international market than ordinary coffee.Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) Tanga branch manager, Leopard Tasso Mukebezi told The EastAfrican that although only a segment of farmers have adopted organic coffee, others would be attracted by its cost-effectiveness as it is grown using organic manure and fertilizers that do not contain without chemicals or pesticides.
82. The impact of domestic and global trade liberalization on five southern african countries
  Thursday, August 25, 2005  by Admin
  The impact of domestic and global trade liberalization on five southern african countries:We compare the impact of alternative domestic and global trade liberalization scenarios on five economies in Southern Africa. The study applies a computable general equilibrium model that employs standardised 12-sector social accounting matrices for Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania,Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
83. Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) - Annual report 2004
  Tuesday, August 16, 2005  by Admin
  ...In 2004, GDP growth rate increased to 6.3 per cent, the highest in East Africa and among the fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Inflation was down to about 4.0 percent. During the year ended December 2004, total exports increased by 17.7 percent to US$ 1,165.9 from US$ 990.6 during the same period in 2003, following improvements in both traditional and nontraditional exports…..
84. Tanzanian merchants ill prepared for EA Customs Union
  Wednesday, January 5, 2005  by Admin
  As the East African Customs Union takes off, Tanzanian merchants are likely to face problems in clearing their cargo at different entry points.

The problem emanates from the fact that many clearing and forwarding firms have not been exposed to familiarization training on new import procedures, clearing forms and documentation pertaining to the East African Customs Union.
85. Only quality can make Africa competitive
  Thursday, November 25, 2004  by Admin
  The quality of goods produced in Africa and the need to increase local capacity to mobilize financial as well as human capital were among issues that featured prominently in roundtable discussions held under the auspices of the Blair Commission for Africa in Dar es Salaam on Monday.

Reginald Mengi, Commissioner of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), said at the end of the one-day discussions that Africa needed to produce quality goods that could compete with those produced in the developed world.
86. Relevance of recent CITES developments to timber trade in Tanzania
  Monday, July 26, 2004  by Admin
  The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), regarded as one of the most important international wildlife conservation tools, recently completed the twelfth Conference of the Parties. Members from 160 nations debated and witnessed a genuine maturing of the convention, with changed emphasis and broadened reach. Whilst many decisions and resolutions arose from CITES CoP12, a much clearer role for CITES is being defined in regulating timber trade. This has future implications for future timber trade regulation in Tanzania....
87. Round Wood Export from Southern Tanzanian Coastal Forests
  Monday, July 26, 2004  by Admin
  Perhaps the most urgent conservation challenge facing the coastal forests of southern Tanzania is that of round wood logging and export. This logging is affecting public land forests and also forest reserves, including those where forest management plans have been agreed that prevent logging.
88. Tanzania and Regional Trading Blocs
  Tuesday, July 13, 2004  by Admin
  Tanzania (through the various liberalizing reforms it has undertaken over the past decade or so) has consistently, - though cautiously –remained engaged with the global and regional marketplace. Through pursuing policies that support macroeconomic stability and enhanced private sector contribution in the economy, Tanzania has seen significant drops in inflation and cost of doing business, increases in cross border trade and inward investment and a relatively stable currency even if growth has been a modest annual average 4% in the past four years...

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