1 activity 2010 with the value of USD 1.4 m, summarized by
Trade Mark East Africa - Tanzania window USD 1 388 465

Trade facilitation


This decision concerns an amendment to an earlier decision on contribution (2010/211) and amendment of agreement (2012/204). Due to the size of the change the Contribution Management Rule states that there should be a complementary Decisions on contribution. The Embassy in Dar es Salaam decided in December 2010 on support for the regional program Trademark East Africa which DFID has developed together with partners. The program is continuing to support increased regional integration and competitive trade within the East African Community (EAC) and with the same overall results framework. TMEA Tanzania was originally a five year program from 2010 to 2015 and now covers the period up to December 2016. A new TMEA strategy for Phase 2 of the program, regionally and bilaterally, is under design and covers the period 2017 - 2021. The support which the Embassy decided on 2010 referred to the period 2010-2013, i e not the full 5 year program, and was later extended to December 2014. In preparing the memorandum of December 2010, paragraph 3.2, states that a possible further support for the remainder of the program period will be appraised in relation to the program's development and financing needs, as well as its relevance in relation to the new Results strategy for the development cooperation between Sweden and Tanzania. Tanzania has in recent years enjoyed a steady growth of approx. 7 percent per year but the business environment is challenging and transport costs are high. In correlation with increasing trade, (as for the port of Dar es Salaam it is estimated to increase eightfold over the next 10 years), changes in technology and weak transport systems Tanzania's competitiveness will be undermined. The public's view of regional integration has improved in recent years, partly through TMEA support to the EAC ministry's communication efforts that reached out to 40 percent of the population. A next step is to support the private sector to take advantage of business opportunities in the region. The overall goal of the Result Strategy for Sweden's international development cooperation in Tanzania 2013-2019 is reducing poverty by contributing to increased employment and entrepreneurship. The strategy specifically points to the importance of developing markets in agricultural production (result 1.2) and to increase opportunities for women and young people to run productive enterprises (result 2.3). To achieve results, Sweden shall among other things contribute to the expansion of markets, not least in the East African Community (EAC). The strategy relevance of the TMEA Tz program therefore remains high. The TMEA Tanzania program has been evaluated annually by external consultants. The program has progressed well after a slow start in the first year. The delay was mainly due to changes in key positions within the Tanzanian government and delays in recruitment. (TMEA Program: Annual Review 2011). In the reviews for 2012, 2013 and 2014, Tanzania has been rated A (= outputs met expectations), which is on par with most of TMEAs other country programs. Some of the achievements / activities undertaken during the period 2010-2014 are: Strategic Objective 1: Increased physical access to markets Studies and preparatory work for the rehabilitation and modernization of the port of Dar es Salaam has been completed and the project has been harmonized with the Tanzanian government objectives in the Big Results Now. A collaboration has been initiated between the World Bank, DfID, TMEA and Tanzania Ports Authority for the significant investments in the port with a view of making it more efficient and competitive. Construction of the so-called One-Stop Border Posts is ongoing at the border crossings in Tunduma (Zambia), Kabanga (Burundi), Holili (Kenya) and Mutukula (Uganda). The latter three are completed to 90 percent. For Tunduma feasibility studies and the design phase have been completed. A so-called One Stop Inspection Site (OSIS)

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

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Year Value (SEK) Value (USD)
2016 SEK 1,9 m USD 226 k
2015 SEK 24,9 m USD 3.0 m
2014 SEK 15,1 m USD 2.2 m
2013 SEK 10,0 m USD 1.5 m
2011 SEK 10,0 m USD 1.5 m
2010 SEK 10,0 m USD 1.4 m
2000 SEK 226 t USD 24.7 k
1999 SEK 149 t USD 18.1 k

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Human Development Index
(Ranking 189 countries, 2019)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
(Per capita in USD, 2018)
World's aid (ODA) as percentage of GNI
4.4 %
(ODA, 2018)
Swedish part of total aid (ODA)
8.3 %
(ODA, 2018)

Trade policy, trade-related adjustment and tourism

Trade policy, administrative management and support of trade-related adjustments and education in the field are covered in this sector, as well as facilitation of international import and export procedures such as custom valuation, licensing and tariff reforms.