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The Trade Council

The Danish Trade Council is a government export and investment promotion organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.  
In Tanzania, the Trade Council is based at the Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam.

The Trade Council of the Danish Embassy is primarily here to assist Danish companies in starting up and/or expanding their presence in Tanzania, and we can assist in providing knowledge about the Tanzanian market.

Our goal is simple: To be your company’s preferred choice of partner in Tanzania. This means that we jointly define the assignments, so they are tailor-made to meet your needs. You can read more about our products and services below.

Some of the tasks that we can help you with are:

  • Identification, selection and contact to potential collaboration partners (agents, distributors, customers, suppliers, authorities etc.)
  • Market monitoring or more in-depth surveys and reports
  • Assistance in visit and meeting planning, market promotions, trade fairs, exhibitions and event hosting
  • Assistance with registration of companies
  • Specific information on tariffs and regulations        
  • Credit reports
  • Provide sector papers on interesting sectors in South Africa

The standard fee according to the Danish Trade Council applies. Please note, certain small and medium sized companies qualify for a discounted rate with the GROW or a Vitus package offered by the Danish Trade Council.

To read more about general services within the Trade Council please follow this link.

 

Tanzania as a Market 

Som det østlige Afrikas stabiliserende nation, er potentialet for investeringer I det tanzaniske marked let at få øje på. Politisk stabilitet i en urolig region, økonomisk vækst og en geografisk nøgleposition gør Tanzania interessant for danske virksomheder. De seneste ti år har væksten gennemsnitlig ligget på 7 procent, og med den voksende økonomi følger en øget appetit efter udenlandske produkter og knowhow.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania dynamiske og økonomiske centrum, symboliserer om noget Tanzanias voksende økonomi med sine mange skyskrabere, der udgør byens nye skyline. Strategisk placeret ved det Indiske Ocean fungerer ”Fredshavnen” som primær transportvej for varer til de omkringliggende lande uden adgang til havet. Trafikken på havnen, som kan bryste sig af at være den fjerde største havn på den afrikanske østkyst, er samtidig et symbol på en spirende middelklasse, som i stigende grad efterspørger varer og produkter fra udlandet.

Den høje økonomiske vækst de seneste år har koncentreret sig indenfor telekommunikation, bankvirksomhed og minedrift. Der indtræder hvert år op imod 800,000 unge på arbejdsmarkedet og investeringer med højt beskæftigelsespotentiale har høj prioritet. Samtidig beskæftiges knap 80 % af befolkningen indenfor landbruget, som traditionelt har været small scale og baseret på primærproduktion med lav forarbejdning. Der er udtalt behov for agribusiness, og forarbejdning af landbrugets afgrøder.

Landets nye præsident, John Magufuli, har siden sin tiltrædelse i november2015 haft stor fokus på bekæmpelse af korruption og nedbringelse af spild i den offentlige sektor. Samtidig har han et stort ønske om at fremme den private sektors investeringer i Tanzania gennem etablering af offentlige private partnerskaber. En netop lanceret femårs plan sætter industrialisering som mål med udgangspunkt i landbruget, som dermed skal sikre Tanzania status som mellemindkomstland i 2025.

Danmarks vareeksport til Tanzania beløb sig i 2015 til DKK 64 mio. Vareeksporten er især koncentreret om specialmaskiner til industri, databehandlingsudstyr, apparater til telekommunikation, samt mejeriprodukter og fugleæg. Danmarks import fra Tanzania var DKK 24 mio. i 2015. Importvarer er hovedsageligt rå animalske og vegetabilske materialer. Eksport af tjenesteydelser beløb sig til DKK 388 mio. i 2014, hvoraf søtransport udgjorde DKK 153 mio.

Flere danske virksomheder er allerede etableret i Tanzania. Sværvægtere som Mærsk, Cowi, Niras og Desmi har stadfæstet danske virksomheder som topprofessionelle og leveringsdygtige. Haldor Topsøe forventes som en af tre partnere i et konsortium at investere i en kunstgødningsfabrik i det sydlige Tanzania i de kommende år. Byggeriet forventes påbegyndt senere i år.

Danidas nye erhvervsinstrument med en partnerskabsfacilitet for støtte til danske virksomheder til at igangsætte partnerskaber i udviklingslande, samt en projektudviklingsfacilitet for danske virksomheder, der planlægger et større investeringsprojekt, forventes iværksat i løbet af sommeren 2016. Den danske ambassade i Tanzania vil fra første oktober 2016 kunne tilbyde udlejning af lokaler til dansk registrerede virksomheder og institutioner, der ønsker at etablere sig på det tanzaniske marked.

 

Danish business forum

Since early 2014, Danish business people working in Tanzania have gathered for informal discussions on a quarterly basis. The objective of the Danish Business Forum is to network, connect and share experiences and information. Danes with different backgrounds gather either at the ambassador’s residence or at the premises of the different companies for an informal talk, drinks and snacks.

The Danish Business Forum has representatives from private sector as well as Danes working in Tanzanian firms and cover sectors such as tourism, IT, agriculture, energy and logistics. Whether the stay is for a short or a long time – all have one thing in common: “Danish Business Ethics and Values.” 

Newly arriving business people often ask if there is a platform for Danes in the same situation as them; hence, we encourage joining this group. To be a part of the Danish Business Forum you need to work for a Danish company working for or in the private sector in Tanzania, or to be a Dane working for a Tanzanian company. There is no membership fee and it is not compulsory to attend each gathering. To receive invitations and be a part of the group, kindly write to: [email protected]

At the EU level, there is an EU Business Group in Tanzania comprising 150 members. The EUBG provides a platform for networking for its members to gain knowledge of the business environment. For more information about EUBG, please visit http://www.eubgtz.com/.

 

Incubator facilities

The Danish Embassy in Tanzania is pleased to welcome you to the Business Centre with incubator facilities available for Danish registered companies and institutions looking for an easy and smooth entry to the Tanzanian Market.

The incubator comprises of four separate offices of 13m 2 each equipped with two workstations and availability of conference facilities. As an incubator client, you receive, on average, five hours of counselling per month.

Some of the benefits from using the incubator office facilities include:

  • A strong and reliable base while market opportunities are being thoroughly explored. This way you can keep start-up cost to a minimum.
  • Access to your own office, a conference room and other shared facilities in the Business Centre centrally placed in Dar es Salaam.
  • Five hours monthly assistance from our dedicated commercial team.

The Business Center is located in central Dar es Salaam only twelve km from Julius Nyerere International Airport. There is secure parking at the Embassy

Full incubator
With a full furnished incubator you will have your own office space with one dedicated phone line. The incubator contract also includes access to:

  • A dedicated commercial advisor available at five hours per month for sharing knowledge of the local market, commercial sparring and support, assistance in booking of meetings etc.
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Shared meeting room facilities with a projector
  • As an incubator client you can use the Embassy's address as your company address* for website and marketing material, business cards etc.

* The facilities do not give you a legal company entity as this need to be handled separately. Furthermore the Embassy can facilitate contact to lawyers, audit companies, banks and other relevant assistance when setting up a legal entity.

Contact

Do not hesitate to contact our team of advisors with inquiries or questions at [email protected] or find more information here.

We look forward to hearing from you!