TradeMark East Africa signs deal with TPSF to improve PPDs

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) signed a grant agreement to support Public Private Dialogue (PPD) in Tanzania. The three years grant amounting USD 1,190,000 (equivalent to TZS 2.7 billion) is expected to end in June 2022.

The grant is expected to improve sectoral dialogues amongst the private sector, and between public and private sectors through with a specific focus on trade, logistics and transports, taxes, customs, standards, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) with the aim of improving the business environment and attract investments in the country.

In his remarks Mr. John Ulanga TMEA’s Country Director said“We are glad today to sign this agreement which is going to help the private sector to dialogue with the government in a more constructive way backed up with data. TradeMark East Africa strongly believes in the importance of collaboration between the Government and Private Sector, and that can only be achieved through effective dialogues. When the two work together collaboratively, a lot more can be achieved, and the cost of doing business will reduce hence making our country more competitive”

In his remarks the TPSF Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Simbeye thanked TMEA for the continuous support to the Tanzania private sector

TMEA has been a true partner in private sector development. Signing of the grant today is another big milestone building from previous supports from TMEA. The PPD project is going to build on the initial dialogue platform on logistics which TMEA had supported in which thirteen logistics stakeholders have been engaging under the National Logistics Platform. Further, between 2014 and 2017 TMEA provided a grant of more than USD 600,000 to TPSF to enable the private sector engage on EAC regional integration policy issues. This proves that TMEA is indeed dedicated to improve the country’s private sector and has been a real partner in the trade agenda of the country