Tanzania: Dar International Trade Fair set in JuneTuesday, January 27, 2015 > 10:16:53
(East Africa Business Week)
The Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) has announced the dates for the 39th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF).
The intention is to give exhibitors enough time to make their preparations for the event.
According to the announcement on TanTrade website, the two week event is scheduled to start on June 28, 2015 and end on July 8, 2015.
The DITF also known as Saba Saba takes place annually at the Mwalimu J.K.Nyerere Trade Fair Grounds. It is located along Kilwa Road, 8 km South of Dar es Salaam.
DITF has established itself over years as the shop window for Tanzania products as well as the East, Central and the Southern African region.
According to the organisers, supported by the services of the Dar es Salaam harbour, which serves the region effectively, the Fair acts as a one-stop centre for reaching countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
The Fair enjoys the patronage of the Tanzania business community who both exhibit and use it as a forum for business exchange.
The Fair also enjoys support of the government through the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Other institutions that work closely with the the Fair management include, the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA) and the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI).
TanTrade was established by the Tanzania Trade Development Authority Act No. 4 of 2009.
Its establishment followed a repeal of the Act of Parliament No 15 of 1973 that had established the Board of Internal Trade (BIT) and the Act of Parliament No. 5 of 1978 that had established the Board of External Trade (BET).
TanTrade is mandated among other things to implement the National Trade Policy, the National Export Development Strategy and the Trade Integration Strategy.
It also mandated to implement the Agricultural Marketing Policy and other sectoral policies all which aim at developing and promoting Tanzania’s internal and external trade.
Its mission is to enhance Tanzania’s economic performance through development and promotion of goods and services for both local and foreign markets.
It also aims at becoming a world-class focal point centrally positioned to support national economic excellence through trade development.
According to TanTrade last year’s event, the 38th exhibition attracted more than 1,700 local and 500 foreign exhibitors.