The United Republic of Tanzania becomes the 133rd Contracting Party to the Harmonized System Convention
On 22 January 2008, the United Republic of Tanzania deposited with the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization its instrument of ratification to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System).
Considering that more than 98% of international trade is classified in terms of the Harmonized System, the World Customs Organization is pleased to welcome the United Republic of Tanzania as the 133rd Contracting Party to the Harmonized System Convention and looks forward to Tanzania’s active participation with respect to Harmonized System matters.
The United Republic of Tanzania has been a Member of the World Customs Organization since 17 November 1964. It is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique on the south. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean. Its principal export commodities are gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures and cotton.
The Harmonized System Convention has entered into force in the United Republic of Tanzania on 1 January 2008.