The Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Tanzania: Experiences and Challenges for East African Customs Union

Zedriga, Colex Darius Rauxen (2015) The Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Tanzania: Experiences and Challenges for East African Customs Union. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study is intended to explore and assess the challenges of EPZs in Tanzania as a basis for articulating the implications for East African Customs Union that was assented to in 2005. The study aims to do this by finding out the progress made in the process of the development of EPZs in Tanzania, its relevance, challenges and appreciation in Tanzania and in the Regional East African Customs Union. The study used a sample size of 75 respondents comprising of: Legislators (2) Policy Makers (5) the relevant Ministry Officials (5), Officials of EPZA (5), Investors/ Managers of EPZ Firms (5), Employees of EPZ Firms (44) and Members of General Public (9). While the Legislators, Ministry officials, Officials of EPZA and Members of the Public were purposefully selected, the Choice of the Firms and employees in the firms were selected using random sampling method. The data which was mainly qualitative in nature was collected using questionnaires, direct interview with some of the respondents and some group discussions particularly for employees of the firms. The data so collected was analyzed by use of SPSS programme. The results envisaged would be demonstrated by: increased posterity in percentage terms; better livelihoods for Tanzanians in both qualitative and quantitative terms; sustained national and regional growth and development in terms of EPZs contribution to economic sector of government; and revolutionary transformation of nationals with technical competence to implement further processing and promotion of exports nationally with minimal external support. For all stated purposes the study is an important contribution for Public Sector Investment in terms of the emphasis of improved export-led economy as an important developmental measure not only for the Tanzania but the East African Community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1489

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