Message from the Managing Director

Updated  on Sept 1, 2012 • 

We are please to announce our new company online - Mainland Agencies, Ltd. We are a leading procurement company in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania and have teamed up with world's leading companies in a diverse field including Manufacturing, Engineering, Automobile and others. Please see a list of our agents and their respective websites for more information.

As always, we are committed in providing the best services in Tanzania and I am sure you will enjoy our commitment and services to building a strong business relationship.

To answer any questions, you can e-mail me directly at or call me at 255 (0)784 203111.

Tom Cullen
Managing Director


Updated  on Sept 1, 2012 • 

Mainland Agencies Ltd., Tanzania is now online. It was established to provide procurement services to our clients. This website will provide you all the current information with our agents and related information.

Mainland Agencies' Managing director is the honorary secretary of the Tanzania Chamber of Mines, he is also a Founding Member and on the Committee of the Tanzania French Business Council, he is the Tanzania Representative of the Tanzania Australia Business Council, a member of the British Businessman's Group and the Councillor of the South African Business Forum

Doing Business in Tanzania

Updated  on Sept 1, 2012 • 

Dar es Salaam is the largest commercial centre in Tanzania and has a population of 4 million. The other commercial centres are Arusha, mainly for tourism, and Mwanza for mining. The Southern Highlands, Mbeya and Iringa are suitable for commercial farming and manufacturing. Zanzibar is a tourist centre. Since the 1990s, Tanzania has been emerging from its socialist past and adapting to the globalized market system. The government has instituted economic reform, including liberalization of agricultural marketing, lifting of foreign exchange controls, deregulation of price controls, privatization of state-owned parastatals, and implementation of a new investment code offering competitive incentives for foreign investment. These significant economic reforms have been coupled with impressive macroeconomic stability, leading to steady growth over the last ten years.

Mainland Agencies, Tanzania produces monthly situation reports on the country highlighting tenders, opportunities and developments which are of particular interest to investors, suppliers, financial institutions and diplomatic missions. We also produce political reports, security reports, risk assessment notices and market surveys.

We can help you set up your business in Tanzania from the ground up. Our professional and experienced staff will obtain your registration, business licence, tax identification number and VAT registration as well as tax breaks for local and foreign companies, sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership ventures and NGOs. All information is treated as confidential and we take great measures to expedite the process and keep you informed throughout the cycle.