How standards affect Tanzania export competitiveness

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University of Dar es Salaam
Standards have come to be crucial elements facilitating transactions and trade both within and between countries. Standards and technical regulations stipulate what can or cannot be exchanged and define the procedures that must be followed for exchange to take place. Thus, the ability to comply with standards in overseas markets is a major factor determining access to those markets and more broadly the capacity to export. This is true both for mandatory regulations, set by governments to meet their objectives regarding health, safety and the environment, and for market-driven voluntary standards, set within the private sector, to reflect the demands and tastes of consumers or the technological or management requirements of supply chain leaders.
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Produce trade, Standards, Trade regulation, Foreign trade promotion, Tanzania
Samwel, L.J (2011)How standards affect Tanzania export competitiveness, master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam (available athttp://