Business Reforms in Tanzania
= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. = Change making it more difficult to do business.
Getting Credit: The credit bureau in Tanzania expanded credit bureau borrower coverage and began to distribute credit data from retailers.
Paying Taxes: Tanzania made paying taxes more complicated by increasing the frequency of filing of the skills Development Levy and more costly by introducing a workers’ compensation tariff paid by employers.
Trading across Borders: Tanzania reduced the time for both exporting and importing by implementing the Tanzania Customs Integrated System (TANCIS), an online system for downloading and processing customs documents.
Starting a Business: Tanzania made starting a business more difficult by increasing registration fees.
Getting Credit: Tanzania improved access to credit information by creating credit bureaus.
Paying Taxes: Tanzania made paying taxes more complicated for companies by introducing an excise tax on money transfers. On the other hand, it made paying taxes less costly by reducing the rate of the skill and development levy.
Trading across Borders: Tanzania made trading across borders easier by upgrading infrastructure at the port of Dar es Salaam.
Getting Credit: Tanzania improved its credit information system through new regulations that provide for the licensing of credit reference bureaus and outline the functions of the credit reference data bank.
Resolving Insolvency: Tanzania made resolving insolvency easier through new rules clearly specifying the professional requirements and remuneration for insolvency practitioners, promoting reorganization proceedings and streamlining insolvency proceedings.
Starting a Business: Tanzania made starting a business easier by eliminating the requirement for inspections by health, town and land officers as a prerequisite for a business license.
Dealing with Construction Permits: Tanzania made dealing with construction permits more expensive by increasing the cost to obtain a building permit.
Trading across Borders: Tanzania made importing more difficult by introducing a requirement to obtain a certificate of conformity before the imported goods are shipped.
Trading across Borders: Tanzania made trading across borders faster by implementing the Pre-Arrival Declaration (PAD) system and electronic submission of customs declaration.
Dealing with Construction Permits: Tanzania made dealing with construction permits more difficult by introducing changes that resulted in additional procedures and cost.
Starting a Business: Tanzania made starting a business easier by creating business registration centers in all the local authorities and by making the company seal optional.