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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 Tanzania

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.


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