The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce opens an office in Dar es Salaam

On April 16  it was officially opened an office in Dar es Salaam under the name of “AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd.”To promote and facilitate business relations between Germany and Tanzania, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

Boost for German-Tanzanian business and investment ties

The office will foster German-Tanzanian trade relations and be a focal point for German companies looking for business opportunities in Tanzania and vice versa. The office will be headed by Dr. Jennifer Schwarz and will offer a broad range of services to Tanzanian and German companies.

The AHK office in Dar Es Salaam is funded by the German Federal Government.The new office is located on Chole Road, Masaki (junction Chole Road / Slipway Road)

In a joint message to the media, Dr. Jennifer Schwarz and the German Ambassador, Dr. Detlef Waechter, highlighted the increasing interest of German companies in doing business with Tanzania.

“Germany and Tanzania have been close friends and partners for a long time. Tanzania is a rapidly growing emerging market and offers tremendous opportunities for German businesses. “

Several German companies have already established business links with Tanzania, but we want to attract more companies from Germany by offering them the services they need in order to start their business in Tanzania. Tanzanian companies, which are interested in establishing business links to Germany, will also be supported. That is what the office will do!

As DailyNews reports, Mr Geoffrey Mwambe, the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) Executive Director, invited the German investors into the industrial sector, mostly in the establishment of assembling plants. He said that the decision to open AHK office in the country proves that Tanzania’s strides to improve investment environment and trade are positive.

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Among others, the government has fought against bureaucracy, corruption and maintained political stability and peace. He assured that investing procedures in the country were now handled under the one-stop center at TIC, adding that German investors do not have to bother as they will get all services from the responsible public authorities under one roof.

AHK Country Director in Tanzania, Dr Jennifer Schwarz, said they will be working to link the Tanzanian investors to their German counterparts and vice versa. “We will be giving helpful information to investors to facilitate investment and trade cooperation between the two countries,” she said.

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