The Confederation of Tanzania Industries is a Business Membership Organisation that was launched in July 1991. It is an independent, self-financed, legally constituted organisation that serves its members by speaking out on their behalf and generally representing their interests.
Given the unfriendly business environment that existed in the early 1990s, CTI identified few key issues as its priority for advocacy. These included fiscal policy and taxation, the legal and regulatory framework, regional and multilateral trade arrangements, and infrastructure, mainly electricity, roads, railways and ports.
The main aim of CTI is to ensure that there is a conducive legal, financial and economic environment within which industry can operate effectively, prosper and contribute to national wealth and development. CTI has been very active in advocating for a conducive business environment for its members so that they can become competitive.
Tanzania to be a modern open economy led by industrial growth and development
To facilitate improvements of the business environment in Tanzania and assist Tanzania industrial competitiveness on the regional and global markets
- Members first
- Reliability and trustworthiness
- Transparency and efficiency
- Dedication and commitment
- Innovativeness and creativity
- Incorrigibly ethical and incorruptible
The working objectives of the organisation have been identified as follows:
- To be a knowledge facilitator on matters related to industrial development of Tanzania
- To improve the business environment in Tanzania through evidence-based policy advocacy
- To provide its members with relevant information on business environment and business opportunities
- To assist the members in accessing new technology, including in particular, technology related to energy efficiency.