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The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA), established in 1988, is based in Dar es Salaam. In 2013 some 13,000 small and medium-sized companies were members of the association throughout its centres and offices in all 21 regions of the Tanzanian mainland put in place with the assistance of the SIDA, a Swedish governmental development agency. SIDA was vital in providing training, equipment and promoting awareness in the business community. TCCIA aims to facilitate development in the private sector and to reshape the economic model into one which allows for the growth of privately owned farms and businesses.
The Federation of Women Entrepreneurs of Tanzania (FAWETA) is affiliated to TCCIA and the two bodies work together to achieve common goals.
The Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ZNCCIA) was established in 2007 to serve the business community on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. The organisation was developed to lobby for changes to create an environment conducive to private sector business growth as well as to provide a forum for business people.
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing is responsible for the development of business policy. Trade associations for specific industries include the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, the Tanzania Horticultural Association and the Textile Producers Association of Tanzania.
The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report (2012-2013) ranks Tanzania relatively low in terms of cooperation in labour-employer relations at 100th out of 144 countries with a score of 4.0 where 1 means that relations are generally confrontational and 7 indicates that they are generally cooperative. This places it below the world average of 4.3. When it comes to flexibility of wage determination, Tanzania ranks lower with a score of 4.4, below the world average of 4.9 and in 109th place out of 144. In this scale, a score of 1 indicates that there is a centralised bargaining process and 7 that wages are set by each individual company.