Tantrade: Tanzania goods to penetrate Gulf countries

TANZANIA: TANZANIA Trade Development Authority (Tantrade) has secured huge markets for Tanzania goods in the Gulf countries that will boost the manufacturing sector’s contribution to economic growth.

The Tantrade Director General Ms Latifa Khamis said markets for local goods are among the achievements after participating in the International Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha Qatar.

“Tanzania entrepreneurs had an opportunity to showcase various products to more than 4 million visitors from 77 countries that participated in the exhibition,” she said.

Ms Khamis said the products showcased during the exhibition included coffee, tea, cashews, spices, dry fruits, grains, handicrafts and many others.

The Gulf countries are namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

She said that the Expo 2023 which ran for 179 days in Doha Qatar started in October last year and ended last month.

She said also that participation in the Expo 2023 attracted investors to seize investment opportunities in Tanzania as well as buy and sell Tanzania products in their countries.

“We used Expo 2023 to promote Tanzania tourist attractions in Zanzibar, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara National Parks that impressed visitors and pledged to visit them,” she said.

She said the Tanzanian team that participated in the exhibition was coordinated by TanTrade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Tanzanian Embassy in Qatar.

The DG said TanTrade will continue to look for more opportunities in the World Expo2025 in Osaka, Japan in April next year.

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