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									      THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND MARKETING




TANZANIA TRADE INTEGRATION STRATEGY 2009-2013
           FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME




    QUARTERY REPORT FOR APRIL - JUNE, 2010
INTRODUCTION

The quarter from April to June, 2010 concentrated mainly on renewal of contract
negotiation to develop the TSDP, preparation of process action plan of TSDP for 1 July
2010 – 1 July 2011, revision of ToRs for developing the TSDP programme document,
preparation of the second national sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) committee meeting,
TTIS Technical Committee meeting, consultation with the EIF Secretariat on IF/EIF
process in Tanzania, preparation of the meeting between the TTIS Coordination team
(MITM) and Zanzibar’s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Investment (MTTI) on
preparations for Zanzibar DTIS. Therefore, the TTIS Coordination Office performed the
following:

1.           CONTRACT NEGOTIATION TO DEVELOP THE TSDP

Following the decision by the Ministerial Tender Board to award Dr. Noyelle with the
contract for developing the TSDP, negotiations were earlier conducted to enter into
contract with him and were regarded as final. The TSDP programme document was
therefore, expected to be ready by end of April, 2010 in order to be able to make the
TSDP basket fund operational for the Financial Year 2010/2011.

However, the consultant was not in a position to adjust his proposed time schedule in the
"letter of offer", the decision which implied that the Basket Fund would not become
operational during the 2010/2011. From these circumstances discussions were held
between TTIS Coordination Team, MITM management and DPs and concluded that the
implementation of the TSDP and basket fund should be postponed during the 2010/2011,
instead it should be ready for full implementation in the Financial Year 2011/2012.
Following the postponement of the TSDP the Ministerial Tender Board allowed
resumption of negotiations with the consultant.

Hence, the TTIS Coordination Office suggested adjusting the earlier ToRs with regards to
timelines to fit the situation so that the TSDP programme document should be ready
before 31st of December, 2010 when the IF Window II project comes to an end.
Therefore, the coordination office asked the consultant to indicate his availability in the
upcoming 6-8 months. Also the consultant was informed of the intention of the MITM to
recruit separate consultants specifically for the M&E Framework and Mechanism and for
Basket Fund. The following were also specified: -

     (i)       The consultant should produce a “bare-bone" TSDP draft immediately upon
               signing of the contract and first payment.
     (ii)      Field mission should follow soon thereafter as practical.
     (iii)     The Draft Program Document should be ready by early August, 2010.
     (iv)      Validation mission in September, 2010
     (v)       The Final Program Document should be ready by the end of October, 2010

On the other hand the consultant responded that he is prepared to accept the previous
offer and he doesn't see any problem in completing the assignment in the upcoming 6-8
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months especially provided he is given proper warning time so he can organize his
schedule accordingly. Similarly, he indicated to have no problem in working with an M&E
and a Basket Fund Consultants assuming the latter would contribute inputs on possible
TSDP procurement procedures.

He suggested having two missions, one for developing inputs to the TSDP and the other
for validation. He was fine with the proposed revised schedule which seemed quite
realistic, with one exception that he could not confirm to conduct the first mission in June
because of a possible conflict with an earlier assignment. The negotiations are attached
as (Appendix 1). The consultant further confirmed that the budget indicated in January
23, 2010 letter of offer stands i.e. US$ 55,728 as shown in (Appendix 1A).

2.          PREPARATION OF PROCESS ACTION PLAN OF TSDP FOR 1 JULY 2010 – 1
            JULY 2011

Following the postponement of the TSDP the TTIS Coordination Office, MITM and DPs
felt it necessary to prepare the process action plan during the current year 2010-2011 for
the purpose of setting common objectives and deadlines and to divide responsibilities
between the stakeholders, for all to jointly be able to achieve a fully financed and
implementable TSDP by 1st of July 2011.

The Process Action Plan aims at delivering the following three outputs:
   1. A implementable Trade Sector Development Program by 1st of July 2011
   2. A operational Basket Fund through the Exchequer by 1st of July 2011
   3. A fully functioning institutional mechanism for coordinating all trade development
      cooperation in Tanzania - and managing the TSDP – in place by 1st of July 2011

A detailed process action plan is attached as (Appendix 2)

3.          REVISION OF ToRs FOR DEVELOPING THE TSDP DOCUMENT

The TTIS Coordination Office revised the ToR for the formulation of the Trade Sector
Development Programme (TSDP) - 2011 to 2014. The revised ToR specifies that the
consultant should submit:

     (i)      A “zero” Draft (rough draft) TSDP document before 30th of June, 2010;

     (ii)     A draft TSDP document to MITM and DPs before 30th of August 2010. This
              document should include: programme components in relation to the
              overarching objectives, including contribution to the NSGRP targets and the
              TTIS, as well as expected outcomes and outputs. This should be presented in
              both textual format and as a logical framework (results framework); an
              overview of the operational set-up of the TSDP including institutional
              mechanisms for coordination, implementation, financial management and
              monitoring and evaluation; an estimated work plan and budget for the entire

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               programme period, and a detailed work plan and budget for the first financial
               year 2011/2012; and the suggested selection criteria for assessment and
               approval of project to be included in the TSDP.

     (iii)     A final TSDP document to MITM and DPs, after fine-tuning the draft following
               the validation workshop that will be used by the Government in formalizing its
               adoption and approval for implementation. The full revised ToR is attached as
               (Appendix 3)

4.           THE SECOND NATIONAL            SANITARY     AND     PHYTOSANITARY        (SPS)
             COMMITTEE MEETING

The meeting was held on 15th April, 2010 at the MITM conference room under the
Chairmanship of Dr. Claude Mosha. Prior to opening of the meeting the chairman
observed that although the Terms of Reference (TORs) do not clearly stipulate the
proportion of members that should constitutes a quorum for the meeting of the
Committee, the number of members present in the meeting room justified a quorum,
therefore, he called the meeting to order.

Clarification was sought from TTIS Coordination Office regarding the Secretariat for the
Committee. The TTIS Coordinator clarified that paragraph 3.2 of the concept note on
Establishment of the National Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee stipulates that
“The Secretariat of the National SPS Committee shall be made of the three National
Contact Point Officers for the three International Standards setting bodies-the Codex, OIE
and IPPC”.

Thereafter, the meeting agreed that for effective coordination, the Secretariat of the SPS
Committee should rest in the authority of the Ministry that serves as a national focal point
for trade-related SPS issues in the multilateral trading system which is supervised by the
World Trade Organization (WTO). The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing is thus
the Secretariat of the SPS Committee while the Ministries responsible for Codex, IPPC and
OIE remain as the Enquiry Points in their respective areas of competence.

The TTIS Coordinator informed the meeting that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Marketing (MITM) had appointed Mr. Boniphace A.N. Michael, Mr. Julian K. Gutta and Mr.
Zavery David Mdemu all from MITM to be additional members and they were accepted by
the meeting. It was recommended that two more members representing the Public
Sector and the Private Sector from Zanzibar should be added. However, the meeting
observed that further expansion of the SPS committee could make it ineffective.

With regard to cost and sustainability, the meeting was informed that the SPS Committee
has been conducting its businesses with the support from the TTIS project under the
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing and that the project is due for termination in
the near future. In this case the meeting was informed of the urgent need to establish
the reliable source of funding in order to ensure ownership and sustainability of the SPS

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Committee as the current dependence on donor support does not guarantee its
sustainability. Therefore, members of the meeting recommended that the Ministry of
Industry, Trade and Marketing should bring into play its influence within the Government
system to secure reliable funding arrangement from the national budget, where possible.

Similarly, members noted the presence of several projects and programs in the country,
all dealing with issues related to SPS, which are sponsored by various donor
organizations and institutions. Hence they recommended that the SPS Committee should
be involved in identifying, prioritizing and coordinating the projects in order to avoid
conflict of interests, duplication of activities and to ensure optimum utilization of the
meager resources that may be available.

Also members were informed that there are several institutions involved in determining
and issuing certificates on maximum residue levels (MRLs) for products consumed in the
domestic as well as in the export markets. Therefore, they proposed that a meeting of all
institutions dealing with determination of MRLs and issuance of certificates should be held
in order to discuss and harmonize their activities and identify one institution that would
be authorized to issue certificates in this regard. This is due to the fact that all the
institutions were established by the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania and
they carry out their duties in accordance with mandates provided in the legislatures that
established the institutions. The minutes of the meeting are attached as (Appendix 4).

5.    TTIS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING

The meeting was held on the 16th April, 2010 and was opened by the Director of Policy
and Planning by encouraging the members of the committee to work together as a
technical team so as to ensure a productive working session for the implementation of
the TTIS programme.

The meeting was informed that negotiations were underway focusing on the modalities
and timeframe for completing the TSDP programme document before the ultimate
agreement could be reach and a contract signed and that an email was sent to the
members of the Committee updating them on and clarifying the situation.

On the status of the SECO Programme, members of the meeting learnt that the
programme was supposed to start from January 2010 but SECO Management decided to
postpone the programme as it was felt necessary to complete the inception phase in one
of the other pilot countries i.e. Laos. Members were informed that when the programme
commences it will last for four (4) years costing USD 3.5 million channeled through
UNOPS.

Also the TTIS Coordination team presented the October-December 2009 Quarterly report
and January - December 2009 Annual Report and the members of the meeting were
requested to discuss thoroughly the reports. Hotel classification in Dar es Salaam and
Coast regions was the main area which brought attention to the majority of members of

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the meeting where they wanted to know whether the same exercise was carried out in
Zanzibar under the TTIS programme. It was made clear that the Tanzania Private Sector
Foundation (TPSF) carried out the hotel classification exercise in Zanzibar and that the
TTIS Coordination Office should share some experiences with the organization. Also the
meeting was informed that there were plans to conduct the exercise throughout the
country although it was considered to be costly. Meanwhile, the meeting was informed
that services offered by the hotels were substandard despite being classified into their
respective stars and therefore, members of the meeting advised the Ministry of Natural
Resources and Tourism to carry out monitoring and evaluation of the services in the
hotels that were classified. Minutes of the meeting are attached as (Appendix 5)

6. IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

The TTIS Coordination Office requested guidance from the EIF Secretariat on the
following issues:


Conducting the DTIS for Zanzibar: The EIF Secretariat was informed that the DTIS
conducted in 2004 in Tanzania did not cover Zanzibar and that since Zanzibar is part of
the United Republic of Tanzania a similar study should also be performed. The
Coordination Office requested the guidance for conducting DTIS in Zanzibar and possibly
the support for taking the leading role in undertaking the study since the EIF Secretariat
has the experience, expertise and finance.


Response from the EIF Secretariat was positive in that Zanzibar to qualified for DTIS as
an up-date. The secretariat wanted to know if Tanzania wished to prepare a Tier 1
proposal on DTIS update. However, it was made clear that EIF Secretariat would not
have the resources to carry out this DTIS for Zanzibar but would be able to assist
Tanzania in identifying an agency, a lead consultant or any main partner for you to work
with.


EIF – Tier I funding: The EIF Secretariat was informed that the Tanzania Trade
Integration Strategy, 2009-2013 Framework Programme was already in place and the
TTIS Team was in the process of formulating the TSDP with the support from
international consultant, Dr. Noyelle and that some of the projects which constitute the
TSDP were earmarked for Tier I funding. The TTIS team intended to submit the request
for Tier I funding after finalization of TSDP and therefore, the team requested advice on
the issue.


In response to the issue the EIF Secretariat asked TTIS Team to indicate the type of
projects planned for submission for the Tier 1 funding as it would assist the EIF
Secretariat in ascertaining whether the Tier 1 is the right category for them



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Awareness creation: The EIF Secretariat was informed that the TTIS team was still
interested in the preparations of and participation in the IF/EIF implementation processes
in Tanzania awareness creation forum, which was to be one of the side events during
LDCs Ministerial in October, 2009. The team expressed the willingness to hold such event
between March and May, 2010 and therefore, the TTIS team requested partnership with
EIF Secretariat in the arrangement of this event. The EIF Secretariat expressed the
willingness to participate in an awareness creating forum and would seek to provide
inputs for the agenda, identification of facilitators, etc.


Capacity building programmes: It was made clear that in the last quarter of 2009 the
TTIS Coordination Office submitted the questionnaire forms on Capacity Building
requirements that were supplied by the EIF Secretariat. The TTIS team therefore,
requested an update on the outcome of the questionnaire. The EIF Secretariat responded
that regional workshops should be organized as follow up on the global EIF workshop in
Geneva held in July, 2009. Four regional EIF workshops would be organized in 2010 in
collaboration with various partners. However, it was revealed later on that due to time
factor and limited resources, the TTIS Coordination Office advised the MITM
management to postpone the events as the EIF Secretariat have no budget to support
workshops or other events in-country. Communication on IF/EIF process between the EIF
Secretariat and the TTIS Coordination Office is attached as (Appendix 6).

7.    MEETING BETWEEN THE TTIS COORDINATION TEAM (MITM) AND
      ZANZIBAR’S MINISTRY OF TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT (MTTI)
      ON PREPARATIONS FOR ZANZIBAR DTIS

The meeting was held on the 10th May, 2010 at the MTTI - Zanzibar Conference room
and it was purposely discussed the Zanzibar DTIS. Mr. Bede Lyimo, the CEO of Business
Environment Strengthening in Tanzania Programme (BEST) highlighted the genesis of the
DTIS from the Old Integrated Framework which included JITAP and other programmes
up to the revamped Integrated Framework (IF). He stated that DTIS was conducted in
2004 in Tanzania Mainland and validated in November 2005 of which its findings and
recommendations led to the formation of the Tanzania Trade Integration Strategy (TTIS).
Then he stressed the need for similar study to be conducted in Zanzibar so that its
findings and recommendations based on priority sectors can be included in the larger
Trade Sector Development Programme (TSDP).

It was however, revealed that Zanzibar has its own "Zanzibar Export Development
Strategy (2009-2015) and the "Zanzibar National Export strategy (2009-
2015) Implementation Action Plan and the documents were prepared with the technical
and financial assistance from the Commonwealth Secretariat. Similarly, the meeting was
informed that Zanzibar has sectoral studies such as Fisheries and Horticulture. It was
therefore, observed that there is no need for other immediate and similar studies such as
the DTIS for Zanzibar. Instead, it was suggested that there should be a DTIS update on
the Tanzania Mainland so that it can be harmonized with the Zanzibar National


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Development Strategy so as to come up with a single updated implementation action
plan document.

Merging the TTIS Logical Framework Programme and the Zanzibar Export Development
Strategy into a Single Trade Sector Development Programme was considered sufficient
for the United Republic of Tanzania. However, it was noted that the timeframe for
harmonizing the two documents into one comprehensive programme document was too
short as the project for “Capacity Building for Trade Integration in Tanzania” is coming to
an end at the by 31st December, 2010. Minutes of the meeting is attached as (Appendix
7)




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                                                                                                   APPENDIX 1




RE: Contract negotiation to develop the TSDP

                                                                                         Tuesday, May 4, 2010 4:55 PM
From: "thierry noyelle" <thierrynoyelle@msn.com>
To: "Anna Graneli - SIDA Tz" <annagraneli@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Edward Sungula" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>, mmasi@mit.go.tz, "Primi Mmasi - MITM/TTIS"
<nangawe@yahoo.com>, "Gubas Vyagusa - MITM/TTIS" <gvyagusa@yahoo.com>, "Love Theodossiadis - SIDA -Dar"
<love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se>, "Ernest Salla - UNDP Dar" <ernest.salla@undp.org>
Dear Anna:

Thank you for the update from the team.

1. I am fine with the proposed revised schedule, which seems quite realistic, with one
exception. I cannot confirm at this stage that I will be able to schedule the first mission in
June because of a possible conflict with an earlier assignment. I might be able to
program it for the second half of June; otherwise, it would be second half of July. I will let
you know.

2. With respect to the first draft, end of June should be fine. At any rate, I would have
something ready before the first mission. The "four weeks" after the first payment
mentioned in my letter of offer is to build in flexibility and protect myself against changes
in the schedule. As you will agree, experience of the last year shows it can be very
difficult to predict unexpected turns of events.

3. The budget in my January 23 letter of offer stands.

I hope this answers your questions. Thank you.

Thierry

Thierry Noyelle, PhD

Home cell: 1 917 862 1462
Int'l cell: 1 917 392 4357
NYC: 1 212 727 2586
Upstate NY: 1 845 482 5087
Worldwide number: 1 646 434 6924
France cell: 33 6 38 34 60 66
Cambodia cell: 855 12 406 592
Nepal cell: 977 98 41 966 463

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Tanzania cell: 255 757 555 103
Vietnam cell: 84 904 708 610
thierrynoyelle@msn.com
Skype: thierrynoyelle

431 Bethlehem Road, PO Box 155
Callicoon Center, NY 12724



Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 00:20:07 -0700
From: annagraneli@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: Contract negotiation to develop the TSDP
To: thierrynoyelle@msn.com
CC: ems_sungula04@yahoo.com; mmasi@mit.go.tz; nangawe@yahoo.com; gvyagusa@yahoo.com;
love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se; ernest.salla@undp.org

Dear Thierry,
Apologies again for the delay in getting back to you. We have been quite busy with preparing for various
meetings and workshops, such as the Technical Committee meeting and SPS Committee meeting held on
the 15th and 16th of April respectively.

Also, following our recent correspondence and in view of the decision to recruit additional consultants for
the development of the TSDP and Basket Fund, we thought it would be advisable to review the ToRs for
your assignment, even though we did not foresee that this would entail any major changes. This has now
been done and consultation carried out with DPs. You will find the revised ToRs attached.

In view of finalizing your contract, the first step will be to conclude our contract negotiations, i.e. to agree
on the details regarding budget, payment modalities and time schedule to enter into the contract. Most of
this has of course been agreed already, but there are a few details that need a final resolve:

1) We accept and understand that you wish to receive the first payment before delivering any work.
However, considering that there was previously an understanding that you would start working on the
document even while preparing the contract and that there will most likely be some time elapsing between
contract signing and disbursement of first payment, would it not be possible for you to deliver the "bare-
bone" draft immediately upon receipt of the first payment?
(As opposed to four weeks suggested in your Letter of Offer.)

In the revised ToRs, we have added an item to the Deliverables, stating that a "zero draft" shall be
submitted before June 30, 2010. This is of course applicable provided that the first payment has been
effectuated by then and hopefully this can be done much earlier than the end of June.

2) Provided that we can get the contract signed and first payment effectuated before then, and that the
"bare-bone draft" has been delivered, would it be possible for you to come on the first mission towards the
end of June?



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3) Does the budget in your initial formally submitted Letter of Offer - dated January 23rd - still stand?

The next step is to get approval of the revised ToRs and the outcome of our contract negotiations from the
Ministerial Tender Board. Once this is cleared, it shouldn't take more than three weeks to draft and sign the
contract.

Provided that the changes to the ToRs are acceptable to you, and that we can agree on the proposals
regarding payment modalities and deadlines above, may we suggest that you revise the section on
"Proposed Schedule" in your Letter of Offer as follows? :

- A "bare-bone" draft immediately upon signing of the contract and first payment
- Field mission to follow soon thereafter as practical
- Draft Program Document early August
- Validation mission in September
- Final Program Document by the end of October

Looking forward to your response.

Best Regards,
Anna
For the TTIS Coordination Office

Anna Graneli
Trade Integration Associate
TTIS Coordination Office
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone: 0758-191074

From: thierry noyelle <thierrynoyelle@msn.com>
To: Anna Graneli - SIDA Tz <annagraneli@yahoo.com>
Cc: Edward Sungula <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>; Love Theodossiadis - SIDA -Dar
<love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se>
Sent: Tue, April 20, 2010 8:45:07 PM
Subject: RE: Contract negotiation to develop the TSDP

Dear Anna and Edward:

Any news?

Thanks for letting me know. Best to both, Thierry

Thierry Noyelle, PhD



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Home cell: 1 917 862 1462
Int'l cell: 1 917 392 4357
NYC: 1 212 727 2586
Upstate NY: 1 845 482 5087
Worldwide number: 1 646 434 6924
France cell: 33 6 38 34 60 66
Cambodia cell: 855 12 406 592
Nepal cell: 977 98 41 966 463
Tanzania cell: 255 757 555 103
Vietnam cell: 84 904 708 610
thierrynoyelle@msn.com
Skype: thierrynoyelle
 431 Bethlehem Road, PO Box 155
Callicoon Center, NY 12724



From: thierrynoyelle@msn.com
To: annagraneli@yahoo.com
CC: ems_sungula04@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: Contract negotiation to develop the TSDP
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:51:27 -0400

Dear Anna:

Further to my email a couple of weeks ago, can you or Edward let me how long do you think it
will take to finalize my consulting arrangement?

Thank you. Thierry

Thierry Noyelle, PhD

Home cell: 1 917 862 1462
Int'l cell: 1 917 392 4357
NYC: 1 212 727 2586
Upstate NY: 1 845 482 5087
Worldwide number: 1 646 434 6924
France cell: 33 6 38 34 60 66
Cambodia cell: 855 12 406 592
Nepal cell: 977 98 41 966 463
Tanzania cell: 255 757 555 103
Vietnam cell: 84 904 708 610
thierrynoyelle@msn.com
Skype: thierrynoyelle
 431 Bethlehem Road, PO Box 155
Callicoon Center, NY 12724

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From: thierrynoyelle@msn.com
To: annagraneli@yahoo.com
CC: gvyagusa@yahoo.com; nangawe@yahoo.com; ems_sungula04@yahoo.com;
love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se; ernest.salla@undp.org
Subject: RE: Contract negotiation to develop the TSDP
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 20:31:31 -0400

Dear Anna:

There is no need to apologize. I understand the TTIS-CO needed time to review options.

Your proposal is fine with me. I have a busy month of April, somewhat busy month of May, and
thereafter a much more open schedule. I don't see any problem in completing the assignment in
the upcoming 6-8 months especially if you give me proper warning time so I can organize my
schedule accordingly.

Of course I have no issue working in tandem with an M&E person and a Basket Fund Consultant
(I assume the latter would contribute inputs on possible procurement procedures, etc.)

I have no problem returning to the previous offer. I do think two missions is the way to do it -- one
for developing inputs to the TSDP; the other for validation.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

All the best and happy Easter to all concerned, Thierry

Thierry Noyelle, PhD

Home cell: 1 917 862 1462
Int'l cell: 1 917 392 4357
NYC: 1 212 727 2586
Upstate NY: 1 845 482 5087
Worldwide number: 1 646 434 6924
France cell: 33 6 38 34 60 66
Cambodia cell: 855 12 406 592
Nepal cell: 977 98 41 966 463
Tanzania cell: 255 757 555 103
Vietnam cell: 84 904 708 610
thierrynoyelle@msn.com
Skype: thierrynoyelle
 431 Bethlehem Road, PO Box 155
Callicoon Center, NY 12724


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Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 05:23:50 -0700
From: annagraneli@yahoo.com
Subject: Contract negotiation to develop the TSDP
To: thierrynoyelle@msn.com
CC: gvyagusa@yahoo.com; nangawe@yahoo.com; ems_sungula04@yahoo.com;
love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se; ernest.salla@undp.org

Dear Dr. Noyelle,

On behalf of the TTIS Coordination Office, let me begin by sincerely apoligizing for not having been
in touch with you for quite some time. When we last communicated it was regarding the negotiations
on the final details to enter into the contract for developing the TSDP, following the decision by the
Ministerial Tender Board to award you with the contract.

As we informed you at the time, we had some concerns regarding the time schedule you had
proposed for delivery of the final document and intermediate outputs. The concerns were due to the
fact that it had come to our attention that the programme document needed to be ready by the end of
April in order to be able to make the Basket Fund operational for the Financial Year 2010/2011. As
you were not in a position to adjust your proposed time schedule in the "letter of offer", implying that
the Basket Fund would (most likely) not become operational until the following Financial Year, we
had to make a critical assessment of the situation and consider alternative options for the way
forward.

The Coordination Office put together a document enumerating a number of options and analyzing
their pros and cons. This has then been discussed with DPs and MITM management and it has now
been decided that we will plan our continued work with the aim to have the TSDP and basket
fund ready for full implementation in the Financial Year 2011/2012.

Against this background, the MTB yesterday gave us a go-ahead to continue/resume negotiations
with you in order to be able to adapt to the current situation. As a starting point for our continued
discussions we suggest that we return to the original Terms of Reference (in the RFP), which included
two missions to Tanzania of which one would be for participation in the validation workshop. These
ToRs will of course have to be adjusted with regards to timelines to fit the current situation.

Given the acceptance by MITM management to postpone the start-up of the TSDP and Basket Fund,
the Coordination Office is currently discussing a roadmap for the continued process of preparation
with DPs and we are yet to agree on the desired delivery date for the final TSDP document. At the
moment, therefore, we cannot indicate to you the exact end deadline, but what is clear is that this
needs to be before 31st of December, 2010 which is when the IF Window II project comes to an end.
Preferably, however, we should have the programme document ready well ahead of this time.

In order to facilitate our continued negotiations, could we please ask that you indicate your
availability in the upcoming 6-8 months? (in as far as you can predict it at the moment)

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 We should also inform you that we are considering recruiting (through DP procurement) a separate
consultant specifically for the M&E Framework and Mechanism and also possibly a PFM/Basket
Fund consultant. We are confident that you would be willing to cooperate closely with these
consultants once recruited.

Best Regards,
Anna Graneli
For the TTIS Coordination Office




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Thierry Noyelle Consulting, Inc.
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thierrynoyelle@msn.com                                                      US cell: 1 917 862 1462
                                                                           Int’l cell: 1 917 392 4357
                                                                 Worldwide Internet: 1 646 434 6924

377 West 11th Street                                                              431 Bethlehem Road
New York, NY 10014                                                         Callicoon Center, NY 12724
1 212 727 2586                                                                         1 845 482 5087
_______________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TTIS Coordination Office
Department of Policy and Planning
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


This is a formal proposal to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing in response to the
“Request for Proposal, including Terms of Reference for the Development of a Trade Sector
Development Programme” dated January 4th, 2010.

The ToRs call for 30 work days. These will include a 10-day field mission and a 5-day final
validation mission to Dar es Salaam.

Proposed Budget:

Fee                                                          $36,000
Airfare (2 RTs NYC-Dar)                                      $16,000
DSA (12 days-Dar)*                                           $ 3,228
Terminal expenses, local transport, visa, internet, misc.    $ 500

Total**                                                      $55,728

* first mission includes 10 field days and 2 travel days; second mission includes 4 field days and 1
travel day
**exclusive of cost of local air transport in the event that travel inside Tanzania is required at a
later date by the TTIS Coordination Office

The consultant request 40% payment on signature of the contract; 30% on submission of the Draft
Program Document following completion of the field mission, and the balance (30%) on
submission of the Final Program Document incorporating comments from TTIS Coordination
Office and MITM, Sida as DP Facilitator, UNDP and the Validation Workshop.




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Proposed Schedule:

      A “bare-bone” draft shortly after signature of contract and first payment

      First field mission to follow soon thereafter as practical -- June or July 2010

      Draft Program Document before August 30, 2010

      Second field mission for validation workshop during September or October 2010 as
       practical

      Final Program Document before October 30, 2010

Comments are expected within 15 days of delivery of the Draft Program Document. In the
absence of comments, the consultant is entitled to complete and file the final document with
MITM to apply for final payment 15 days after the validation mission.

The Consultant will make all efforts to shorten this proposed schedule in a manner that is
responsive to MITM’s internal deadlines.

Payments are to be made by Electronic Fund Transfer to the account of Thierry Noyelle
Consulting, Inc. as follows:

Name of bank:          Citibank
Address:               79 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10003
Country:             USA
Bank routing number: ABA routing# 021000089
Account number:      Checking account# 9964190102

Thank you for your attention and for considering our services for this assignment.

Sincerely yours,


Thierry Noyelle, PhD




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                                                                                         APPENDIX 2
2010-05-26

                 TRADE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (TSDP)
                    Process Action Plan 1 July 2010 – 1 July 2011

Background

Under the Integrated Framework, the Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study
(DTIS) was undertaken in 2004 and endorsed by a National Validation Workshop in 2005.
In September 2006, Tanzania organized a DTIS Prioritization Workshop that
recommended trade-related assistance to be focused on certain priority sectors. In June
2007, the Cabinet approved the DTIS, including the Action Matrix developed in 2006, and
mandated the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing (MITM) to oversee its
implementation.

In parallel with the process of Cabinet approval, an implementation strategy was
developed under the leadership of MITM. The strategy was based on the DTIS, a
mapping of all trade related initiatives and a gap analysis (basically an update of the
DTIS).The strategy document, the Tanzania Trade Integration Strategy 2009-2013
(TTIS), was finalized in March 2008, and was endorsed by the GoT, DPs and the Private
Sector in May 2009 by the signing of a MoU. The TTIS has two main purposes:

    1. To provide a single framework for strengthening ownership of trade sector
       development and all current or planned Trade-Related Technical Assistance
       interventions by the Government of Tanzania.1
    2. To provide a mapping of current development needs and priorities within the
       Tanzanian trade sector, the role of current or planned bilateral development
       assistance within the sector, and possible areas of interventions for a Trade
       Sector Development Programme (TSDP) to be supported by a on-budget multi-
       donor basket fund (aka a Sector Programme Support)

The TTIS is foreseen to be implemented through several initiatives, using a multiple
financing channels. Based on the fact that many of the ongoing and planned initiatives
that were under preparation as the TTIS was being prepared were focusing on support to
priority export sectors at the business association and enterprise level 2, the suggestion
was for the TSDP to complement those efforts and to focus on developing institutional
capacity at central and local government level, at the parastatal level, and at the business
associations level.

1                                                                                                        1
  The notion of a Single Framework for trade sector development and trade-related technical assistance
(TRTA) is consistent with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) emphasizing the use of sector-
wide approaches by Governments and Development Partners and with the Memorandum of Understanding
of the Joint Assistance Strategy for Tanzania between the Government of Tanzania and its Development
Partners
2
   Such as the EU assistance under its Agricultural and Trade Support Program, the Cluster
Competitiveness Program, Danida’s BSPSIII and support to MSMEs, and to SCF by IFAD-MOVI, by
USAID, Technoserve and others.
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In April 2009 a LFA Workshop was held to initiate the process of formulating the TSDP.
The Workshop was attended by MDAs, DPs and the private sector. It was agreed that the
TSDP would focus on 5 out of the 8 strategic objectives of the TTIS, selecting in turn 11
out of the 21 sub-objectives to be the expected outputs of the TSDP. The Workshop then
brainstormed on project ideas under these sub-objectives/outputs, and a format for
submitting project proposals was agreed. In the meantime the TTIS Coordination Office
was also established and capacitated with a Programme Coordinator, three Trade
Analysts, and two supporting staff.3

By the end of June, 42 project proposals had been received by MITM/TTIS-CO. From the
18th to 20th of May, the TTIS-CO held meetings with several MDAs to review and discuss
their submitted project proposals. The purpose of the meetings was to refine, the project
proposals in order to get a coherent programme. The meetings were also attended by a
international consultant, who was expected to be the one drafting the TSDP programme
document.

The process of procuring an international consultant was initiated in September 2009.
Due to various constraints, including lengthy government procurement procedures and
limited availability of the identified consultant, a contract had still not been signed by the
end of May, 2010. This gave rise to the concern that the Programme Document would not
be ready in time to make the Basket Fund operational in the Financial Year 2010/2011. It
was decided to postpone the TSDP to the Financial Year 2011/12. As a consequence of
this postponement it was agreed to develop a 12-month Process Action Plan including all
the steps needed to prepare for TSDP.

The Way Forward

The purpose of this Process Action Plan is to set common objectives and deadlines, and
to divide responsibilities between the stakeholders, for us to jointly be able to achieve a
fully financed and implementable TSDP by 1st of July 2011.

In short, the Process Action Plan is aiming at delivering the following three outputs:
    1. An implementable Trade Sector Development Programme by 1 st of july 2011
    2. An operational Basket Fund through the Exchaquer by 1 st July 2011
    3. A fully functioning institutional mechanism for coordinating all trade development
       cooperation in Tanzania - and managing the TSDP - in place by 1st of July 2011

Each of these outputs in turn consists of a number of sub-outputs. These have been
described in the Table 1 below.


3
  Six people in total, but not full-time. The Project Coordinator and one of trade analyst were working full
time with the TTIS, and the rest had other duties within MITM/Dept. for Policy And Planning but were also
assigned to participate in the TTIS-CO (like a working group set-up). The PC was financed from the MITMs
own budget and one of the Trade Analysts externally through IF Window 2 funds, handled by UNDP
Tanzania. The PC left the TTIS-CO in September 2009 and is yet to be replaced. One of the supporting
staff (the secretary) is not available any more. The externally financed trade analyst is only financed until
November 2010 when the window II money will end. A Swedish Bilateral Trade Expert joined the TTIS-CO
in September 2009, intended as additional capacity for 1-2 years.
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         Table 1: Outputs by 1 July 2011

Output 1: A implementable Trade Sector Development Programme

     Activity                                                                                      Responsible      Deadline
1.   Finalize contract with Dr. Noyelle                                                            TTIS CO          June 30, 2010
2.   Identify MDAs where meetings are needed - arrange meetings             TTIS CO                                 June 30, 2010
3.   Develop a “road map” for Zanzibar and arrange meetings                 MTTI, MITM, TTIS                        June 30, 2010
4.   Conduct an LFA workshop to develop skeleton “action program”, Zanzibar MTTI, MITM, TTIS                        June 30, 2010
5.   Recruit M&E consultant                                                                        MITM/Danida      June 30, 2010
6.   Comment on zero draft TSDP document                                                           TTIS CO/DPs      August 15, 2010
7.   Review zero draft M&E                                                                         TTIS CO/DPs      August 15, 2010
8.   Collect and submit input on consolidated draft TSDP Document and M&E                          TTIS CO          September 15, 2010
9.   Arrange and hold Validation Workshop (if needed)                                              TTIS CO          October 15, 2010
10   Submit any final input on the TSDP Document                                                   MITM/TTIS CO     October 24, 2010
11   Deliver the final TSDP Document to MITM and DPs                                               International    October 30, 2010
                                                                                                   Consultant
     Comment to Output 1: It is basically made up of the Program Document itself, but will
     also consist of a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Framework. Furthermore, this M&E
     Framework also needs to be linked to the overall M&E Framework of the TTIS, for which a
     need for refinement has been identified and specific indicators and baselines are yet to be
     developed. There may also be a need to develop an Operations Manual for
     implementation of the TSDP through the Basket Fund.
Output 2: An operational Basket Fund through the Exchequer

     Activity                                                                                      Responsible      Deadline
1.   Form a technical working group regarding exchequer procedures between                         TTIS CO/UNDP     May 31, 2010
     MITM, MoFEA and DPs
2.   Establish an account for channelling multi-source funds through the                           TTIS CO/DPs      July 1, 2010
     exchequer system
3.   Recruit a PFM Consultant to support the development of financial                              TTIS CO/Sida     September 30, 2010
     management procedures regarding the basket-fund (procurement
     guidelines, Operations Manual, etc)
4.   Deliver report on the above                                                                   Consultant       December 31, 2010
5.   DPs to indicate potential contributions to TSDP for FY 11/12 and onwards                      DPs              February 28, 2011

6.   DPs programme appraisal finalized                                                             DPs              April 30, 2011
7.   Reach final agreement on the Basket Fund Mechanism and sign relevant                          MITM/MoFEA/DPs   April 30, 2011
     MoUs
8.   DP disbursements                                                                              DPs              July 1, 2011
     Comment to Output 2: It will consist of a series of documents, together making up the
     structure of the Basket Fund Mechanism. All in all, these documents will have to cover the
     following aspects of how the BF will operate: financial management procedures,
     procurement procedures, and institutional arrangements including relevant terms of
     references. Before the BF can be made operational, MoUs will also need to be signed
     between the Implementing Agencies, Development Partners and the MoFEA.


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Output 3: A fully functioning institutional mechanism for coordinating trade development cooperation in Tanzania -
and managing the TSDP
    Activity                                                                 Responsible         Deadline
1. A confirmation and mandate to TTIS-CO to be responsible for the           MITM                July 1, 2010
    coordination of trade-related development cooperation and integration in
    Tanzania as well as the management of the TSDP.
2. A Project Coordinator for the TTIS-CO is appointed                        MITM                July 1, 2010
3. A all encompassing TTIS workplan for 2010-2011 has been developed         MITM                July 1, 2010
    and finalized by 1st of July 2010.
4. Carry out needs assessment (of MITM and Coordination Office) in view of MITM/Danida           October 31, 2010
    managing the TSDP and achieving effective coordination and
    implementation of the TTIS
5. Develop and adopt a Human Resource and Competence Development             MITM                December 31, 2010
    Plan for TTIS and TSDP Coordination in the MITM
6. A properly staffed, capacitated TTIS-CO, in accordance with the           MITM                July 1, 2011
    recommendations of the needs assessment, and with a proper internal
    and external mandate to coordinate trade development cooperation and
    to manage the TSDP
    Comment to Output 3:
    Successful delivery of Output 3 will require that a number of core challenges are
    addressed and activities carried out accordingly. It has been agreed that in order to have a
    fully functioning coordination and implementation mechanism for the TTIS and TSDP by
    the end date, the following needs to be delivered:
               A needs assessment for TSDP management and effective coordination and
                implementation of the TTIS carried out in MITM.
               Role and Mandate of the TTIS Coordination Office clarified and strengthened.
                The purpose of the TTIS is indeed to provide “a single framework for trade
                sector development and trade-related technical assistance” in Tanzania.
                However, if it was the duty of the TTIS Coordination Office to literally coordinate
                ALL trade development cooperation in Tanzania, this would amount to expecting
                the impossible as there will always be some initiatives that are either undertaken
                by partners that have not signed the MoU (whether donors or NGOs, sometimes
                directly cooperating with the private sector) or are in the grey area of what could
                be considered trade-related development cooperation.
               A plan for the long-term staffing of the Coordination Office in place, including
                identification of key skills and qualifications and a training plan for current staff
               Clarification of the roles and responsibilities of the TTIS NSC and TC
               Improved working methods and strengthening of the network of Sector Trade
                Policy Analysts
               Strengthened coordination of Communication and Initiatives among DPs




        Comments to the financing of the Process Action Plan

        Some of the activities in the three outputs are already being financed under the IF
        Window II-funded project “Capacity Building for Trade Development and Integration in
        Tanzania”, for which funding will continue until 31 st of December, 2010 (through UNDP).
        The relevant activities from the Annual Work Plan 2010 of the Window II-project have
        therefore been incorporated into this Process Action Plan, but will continue to use IF
        Window II funds (for example the consultant being contracted to develop the TSDP
        Document, and the activities related to Zanzibar in table 1).

        The other activities included in this Process Action Plan, that are not covered by Window
        II funding and/or carried out after the 31st of December, 2010 will require funding from
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either a) EIF Tier 1, b) from bilateral DPs or c) from Governments own sources. In this
light, DPs have agreed to finance the additional Technical Assistance that has been
included in this Plan.

By clarifying the outstanding issues identified in the Cover Letter and by signing this
Process Action Plan, MITM has reassured DPs that there is institutional ownership
behind the TTIS process and that the identified measures needed to progress timely will
be taken.

By signing this Process Action Plan, the mentioned DPs - through the Integrated
Framework Donor Facilitator - commit to support MITM in this process and will respect
the agreed deadlines.




On behalf of MITM                                   On behalf of DPs


_________________________                           __________________________

Ms Joyce Mapunjo                                    Love Theodossiadis
Permanent Secretary MITM                            IF Donor Facilitator




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                                                                                  APPENDIX 3
       TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE FORMULATION OF TRADE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
          PROGRAMME AND BASKET FUND MECHANISM [5TH DRAFT], APRIL, 2010

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 PRE DIAGNOSTIC TRADE INTEGRATION STUDY (DTIS) STAGE

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Integrated Framework (IF) was established in October
1997 to facilitate coordination of trade-related assistance (TRA) and promote an integrated
approach to assist the least developed countries (LDCs) in enhancing their trade opportunities.
The IF is a partnership between six multilateral organizations, bilateral donors and partner
countries. Tanzania has been part of the IF Process since October 1999. The first consultative
workshop was held on 14th October 1999 and its main output is a sector-wide programme in
support of legal and regulatory reforms, known as BEST. Programme for Business Environment
Strengthening Programme (BEST), for Tanzania) is a US$18 million programme funded by DFID,
SIDA, DANIDA and the Royal Netherlands Embassy. Other key outputs include DFID’s Tanzania
Trade and Poverty Programme (TTPP) and DANIDA’s Market Access Component of the Business
Sector Programme Support (BSPS) Phases II and III, both of which are bilateral cooperationon
1.2 responses to the IF process. To date 46 LDCs are in different stages of the IF process.

DTIS STAGE AND POST DTIS IMPLEMENTATION STAGE IN TANZANIA

Tanzania gained formal accession to the DTIS Stage in July 2004 and as a result, a Diagnostic
Trade Integrated Study was commissioned in September, 2004 and a draft report submitted to
the Government in June 2005. This report was validated through a 2-day national workshop held
in November, 2005. This brought the Tanzania to the next stage of the DTIS process, i.e. the Post
DTIS Implementation Stage of the IF process, which entails the following key tasks:

      Establishing priorities and sequencing for implementation from the Action Matrix
       recommendations, which was done in September, 2006;

      Developing an implementation strategy. This was done in March 2008 by developing a
       strategy namely “Tanzania Trade Integration Strategy – TTIS” 2009-2013, Framework
       Programme”, which was endorsed by the GoT, DPs and the Private Sector. This strategy
       was based on the DTIS, a mapping of all ongoing and planned trade-related projects and
       programmes and gap analysis (basically an update of the DTIS);

      Developing and implementation programme. This has to be done by developing a
       programme titled “Trade Sector Development Programme – TSDP”, by taking into
       consideration the projects which have been developed from the action of the TTIS and
       linking with existing overaching national strategies for growth nad reduction of poverty in


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       particular with MKUKUTA and MKUZA, and establishing monitoring and evaluation
       system/mechanism; and

      Developing a Basket Fund Mechanism.

1.3 PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF TTIS

Purposes
    To provide a Single Framework for strengthening ownership of trade sector development
      and all current or planned Aid-for-Trade interventions by the GOT.
    To provide a Mechanism for Coordination of trade sector development initiatives and
      trade related development assistance that is consistent with 2005 Paris Declaration and
      JAST.
    To provide a Mapping of Current Development Needs and Priorities within the Tanzanian
      trade sector, the role of current or planned multilateral /bilateral development assistance,
      and possible areas for intervention for a Multi-Donor Basket Fund and for Enhanced
      Integrated Framework resources.

Objectives
    TTIS framework programme is organized into two main components:
            Component A focuses on: Enhancing Tanzania’s Capacity to Manage Trade Policy
             and Strategy and Aid-for-Trade.
            Component B focuses on: Strengthening and Expanding a Competitive Export
             Supply of Goods and Services from Tanzania.

1.4 TTIS IMPLEMENTATION MECHANISMS

    TTIS to be implemented under Ministry of Industry, Trade & Marketing (MITM) leadership
     but with strong involvement of other MDAs and stakeholders.
    TTIS implementation mechanism to become part of the regular workings of MITM and the
     government machinery. Trade to become one of the key pillars of MKUKUTA. TTIS to be
     implemented through Planning and Budget Guidelines fully mainstreamed in MTEF.
    TTIS Implementation Mechanisms to include: (a) a National Steering Committee; (b) a TTIS
     Coordination Unit based in MITM; (c) a Network of Sector Trade Policy Analysts and (d) a
     TTIS-Technical Committee.




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1.5 TTIS SINGE FRAMEWORK AND THE MOU

The notion of TTIS as Single Framework was actualized by the signing of the Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) in May, 2009 by MITM, representing the Government; the Private Sector
represented by Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation
(TPSF), and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; and seven DPs. Other DPs
are willing to sign at a later date.

The signing of the MoU signifies the recognition and importance of TTIS as single framework for
trade-related activities in Tanzania.

1.6 THE PLANNED MULTI-DONOR BASKET FUNDED PROGRAMME (TTIS BASKET FUND)

MITM together with DPs and the private sector associations are now developing a separate
Programme Document for the interventions which are planned to be financed by a multi-donor
basket fund. It is expected that the target group of this multi-donor funded capacity building
programme will be the Government, the Private Sector, and relevant MDAs.

1.7 PRIORITIZATION

This programme document known as Trade Sector Development Programme (TSDP), including
an M & E framework, work plan and budget are expected to be ready as a first draft by the end
of August, 2010.

Two-days working seminar took place on 8-9 April, 2009 in Dar es Salaam, attended by 44
participants from Mainland, including both the public and private sector associations. The output
of this seminar was the identification of interventions that would be addressed by the “Trade
Sector Development Programme (TSDP)” towards the development of the Basket Fund. During
the seminar, priority areas were identified as follows:

Component A: Tanzania’s Capacity to Manage Trade Policy, Strategy and AfT Enhanced

      Strategic objective 1: To strengthen GoT’s Capacity to Formulate Trade Policy and
       Strategy, including Mainstreaming Trade in MKUKUTA. Output 1.3: Capacity for strategic
       thinking on trade strengthened among top policy making levels in the Government.
      Strategic objective 2: To strengthen GoT’s Capacity to Implement its Trade Sector
       Development Programme. Output 2.1: Structures and mechanisms for the management
       of implementation of TTIS have been established in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and
       Marketing; and Output 2.2: Structures and mechanisms for TTIS Coordination
       Manangement functions have been established in all targeted MDAs and are coordinated
       with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing through the Sector trade policy and
       analysts networks and TTIS Technical Committee.


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      Strategic Objective 3: To Strengthen Private sector Capacity to Participate Effectively in
       Trade Policy and Strategy Formulation. Output 3.1: Export/trade dialogue framework
       functioning and effectively integrated into national Public Private Dialogue Machinery at
       all levels: national, regional and district; and Output 3.2: Capacity for trade strategic
       thinking in product and service sector associations strengthened.

Component B: Tanzania’s Competitive Export Supply of Goods and Services Expanded

      Strategic objective 5: To Strengthen Exporters’ Ability to meet International Trade
       Competitive Standards including SPS Standards, other Technical Standards, as well as
       Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Protections (support - institutions development).
       Output 5.1: Government institutional capacity in management of Technical Standards and
       SPS Policy and Negotiations improved; Output 5.2: Accreditation Facilities for Certification
       of Conformity for Technical Standards and SPS increased and functioning; Output 5.3:
       Increase Capacity of Government and NGOs extension services to deliver technical
       standards information and services to exporters; and Output 5.4: Tanzania’s Capacity for
       developing/and use of IPRs to increase competitiveness improved.
      Strategic objective 8: To Enhance the Competitiveness of Tanzanian Exporters by
       Lowering the Costs of Trade Facilitation. Output 8.1: Action Plan for the Enhancement of
       trade facilitation in Tanzania developed; and Output 8.2: Action to improve trade
       facilitation implemented.

MITM received sixty two (62) project proposals and after initial screening about forty six (46)
project proposals appeared to conform to the format provided and TTIS objectives, and therefore
could provide good input towards the preparations of the TSDP and M & E Mechanism.

2. OBJECTIVE

MITM therefore, wishes to hire a Consultant in particular to assist MITM in formulating the Trade
Sector Development Programme (TSDP) - 2011 to 2014; including the institutional
implementation arrangements, an estimated work plan and budget for the financial years
2012/2013 – 2013/2014 and a detailed work plan and budget for the first financial year –
2011/2012.

3. SCOPE OF WORK

The specific roles of the Consultant include the timely preparation of:
    1. The “Trade Sector Development Programme – TSDP” in accordance with Component A
        and Component B mentioned above. The TSDP shall focus on implementation and be
        based upon inputs from the background documentation. The TSDP should give the reader
        a clear picture of the objectives and main components of the programme, including

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       contribution to the NSGRP targets and the TTIS as well as the operational set-up of the
       programme, including institutional arrangements and the general structure of the
       monitoring and evaluation system as well as the financial management system.
    2. An estimated work plan and budget, based on objectives and outputs, for the entire
       programme period July 2011 – June 2014. The TSDP shall also include a detailed work
       plan and budget for the first year of implementation, i.e. July 2011 – June 2012.
    3. The selection criteria to be used to assess and approve specific project proposals under
       the Programme to be financed through the supporting Multi-Donor Basket Fund. This
       should be based on the template for project proposal submissions that was prepared
       during the April work shop.
    4. Inputs towards meetings with small groups of MDAs in order to streamline and
       coordinate proposals around specific topic areas.
    5. Participate in the validation workshop and thereafter finalize and submit the TSDP (final
       document) to MITM, Development Partners and other stakeholders.

4. EXPERTISE REQUIRED

The Consultant is expected to have the following minimum requirements:-

       (i)     Holder of Ph.D. or Masters Degree in economics/trade from a recognized
               University;

       (ii)    An understanding of Logical Framework or Results Based Management. Also be
               able to use Objective Oriented Project Planning method in developing Logical
               framework; be able to assess and appraise a Logical Framework; and be able to
               use the Logical Framework as base for monitoring and evaluation;

       (iii)   An understanding of the concept of mainstreaming trade into national
               development strategies, plans and programmes;

       (iv)    An understanding of processes of evaluating strengths and weaknesses in trade
               policy, strategies and implementation at sectoral and at national levels;

       (v)     An understanding of trade and trade-related issues facing developing countries as
               well as a thorough understanding of the international trade regime and rules-
               based multilateral trade system;



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       (vi)        An understanding of contemporary issues in international trade and development,
                   integration of Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA), development and
                   poverty reduction strategies;

       (vii)       A solid understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation process;

       (viii)      Experience in undertaking a similar exercise, i.e., preparing a Trade Sector
                   Development Programme, including M&E Framework and basket fund
                   mechanism.

5. DELIVERABLES

The consultant shall submit the following:

         (i)           A “zero” Draft (=rough draft) TSDP document before 30th of June, 2010
         (ii)          A Draft TSDP document to MITM and DPs before 30 th of August 2010. The
                       document, which will be a comprehensive programme document focused on
                       implementation, will include the following:

                             Programme components in relation to the overarching objectives,
                              including contribution to the NSGRP targets and the TTIS, as well as
                              expected outcomes and outputs. This should be presented in both
                              textual format and as a logical framework (results framework).
                             An overview of the operational set-up of the TSDP including institutional
                              mechanisms for coordination, implementation, financial management
                              and monitoring and evaluation;
                             An estimated work plan and budget for the entire programme period,
                              and a detailed work plan and budget for the first financial year
                              2011/2012;
                             Suggested selection criteria for assessment and approval of project to be
                              included in the TSDP

                (ii)      Final TSDP-document to MITM and DPs, after fine-tuning the draft following
                          the validation workshop that will be used by the Government in formalizing
                          its adoption and approval for implementation.

6. BUDGET AND TIME SCHEDULE

    Time allocated for the completion of the task will be 30 mandays in total, spreading over
    the period of six months, following the date of signing the Contract. The estimated work
    plan is as follows:
    5 days for preparation of first draft.
    10 days field mission, including preparatory work, to take place during the month of June,
      2010
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        15 days for drafting of the final document, including participation in the validation
         workshop. The final document should be delivered by the end of October, 2010.

7. WORK RELATIONSHIP AND REPORTING

The Consultant will have regular consultations with the TTIS Coordination Office located at MITM,
    Development Partners and other relevant stakeholders, as might be needed.

The Consultant is also expected to cooperate closely with other consultants that may be recruited
    for work on the TSDP and Basket Fund, such as a Monitoring & Evaluation expert and a Public
    Financial Management/Basket Fund specialist.

Draft and final reporting should be submitted in electronic copies to MITM-CU, UNDP and Sida.
    Hard copy of final document to be submitted to MITM. MITM will be responsible for
    institutionalising and taking ownership of all final documents.

8.       BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
         -DTIS (incl action matrix)
         -TTIS (incl action matrix)
         -TTIS MoU
         -Documented output from April workshop
         -All project proposals received to date
         -M/E for the EIF
         -Any other relevant documents which may be deemed necessary in support of
         formulating the TSDP draft document.



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                                                                            APPENDIX 4

MINUTES OF THE 2ND MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY
COMMITTEE HELD ON 15TH APRIL 2010 AT THE MITM CONFERENCE HALL

  1         ATTENDANCE

  1.1       Dr. Claude J.S. Mosha               TBS                 Chairman
  1.2       Mr. Boniphace A.N. Michael          MITM                Member
  1.3       Mr. Julian K.Gutta                  MITM                Member
  1.4       Dr. John U. K.Soi                   MLDF                Invitee
  1.5       Ms. Jacqueline Mkindi               TAHA                Member
  1.6       Ms. Magdalene Mkocha                TCCIA               Member
  1.7       Ms. Anna Graneli                    MITM                Invitatee
  1.8       Mr. Zavery David Mdemu              MITM                Member
  1.9       Mr. Gubas Vyagusa                   TTIS                Secretariat
  1.10      Dr. Roshan Abdallah                 TPRI                Member
  1.11      Mr. Raymond Wigenge                 TDFA                Member
  1.12      Ms. Mwanaidi Mlolwa                 MLDF (Fisheries)    Member
  1.13      Mr. George Mnyitafu                 TRA                 Member
  1.14      Dr. Primi Mmasi                     TTIS                Secretariat
  1.15      Mrs. Julitha Tibanyenda             TBS                 Invitee
  1.16      Mr. Edward Sungula                  TTIS                Secretariat

  Absent with apology

  1.17      Dr. George Mwakasungula             MLDF                Member
  1.18      Prof. Nicholas Shayo                SUA                 Member
  1.19      Mr. Lazaro N’hwani                  TIFPA               Member

  2 Agenda

  Opening of the Meeting
  Adoption of the Agenda
  Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting
  Matters Arising from the last meeting
  Participation in international standards preparation process
                        IPPC
                        OIE
                        Codex
  Review and approval of national programs and projects related to SPS issues
  Meeting of institutions responsible for MRLs
  Agenda proposal for future meetings
                  Matters arising (issues of national interest) from the last meeting of
                     the WTO-SPS Committee

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                    SPS Enquiries, Notifications
                    Report on EAC,SADC SPS activities of national concerns
                    Report from WTO-SPS Committee
                    National trade concerns in respect of SPS requirements
                     (export/import)
                         Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives
                         Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing
   Any other business
   Setting date for the next meeting

   3 Opening the Meeting

   The Chairman made an observation that although the Terms of Reference (TORs) do
   not clearly stipulate the proportion of members that should constitutes a quorum for
   the meeting of the Committee, the number of members present in the meeting room
   justified a quorum. He then called the meeting to order.

The Chairman sought clarification from TTIS, as the Coordinators of         the meeting
regarding the Secretariat for the Committee. The TTIS Coordinator          clarified that
paragraph 3.2 of the concept note on Establishment of the National          Sanitary and
Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee stipulates that “The Secretariat of the       National SPS
Committee shall be made of the three National Contact Point Officers       for the three
International Standards setting bodies-the Codex, OIE and IPPC”.

After deliberations the Committee reached a consensus that for effective coordination,
the Secretariat of the Committee should be rest in the authority of the Ministry that
serves as a national focal point for trade-related SPS issues in the multilateral trading
system which is supervised by the World Trade Organization (WTO).        The Ministry of
Industry, Trade and Marketing is thus the Secretariat of the Committee while the
Ministries responsible for Codex, IPPC and OIE remain as the Enquiry Points in their
respective areas of competence.

4 Adoption of the Agenda

The Committee adopted the Agenda as presented by the TTIS Coordinators who were
the interim Secretariat.

5 Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting

Following corrections were made in the minutes of the previous meeting:

Attendance list, page 1:

The name appearing in No. 2 as: Dr. Judith N. Ndossi should read: Dr. Judicate N.
Ndossi.

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The name appearing in No.3 as Dr. Rose Abdallah should read as Dr. Rose Mohammed.

Item 5, page 3; 2nd line the words off spring should read “offspring”
Item 6, page 4; 1st line the name “Mr. J. Tibanyenda” should read “Mrs. J.Tibanyenda.”
Item 6, page 5, 3rd paragraph, 5th line from top of paragraph, insert the word “were”
between the words “committee” and “nominated”.

Item 6, page 5, 2nd paragraph from bottom, 2nd line, 2nd word which reads “not” should
be deleted.

Item 6, page 5 last paragraph, 3rd line from bottom, 6th word from left should read
“appreciated”.

Item 7, page 6, 1st paragraph, 2nd line: insert the word “that” between words “argued”
and “since”.

Item 8, page 6, 1st line, the word “meeting” should read “meetings”.
Item 8, 2nd line, last word should start with “capital” instead of “small c”.

With these corrections, the minutes were approved as representing the true record of the
business transacted by the Committee at its 1st Meeting held on 21st August 2009.

6 Matters arising from the last meeting

6.1 Expanding the Committee:

The Coordinator informed the Committee that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Marketing (MITM) as the appointing authority of the committee had appointed three
additional members, namely: Mr. Boniphace A.N. Michael, Mr. Julian K. Gutta and Mr.
Zavery David Mdemu; all from MITM. The Committee accepted the nominations and
recommended that more two Members representing the Public Sector and the Private
Sector of Zanzibar should be added so that the Committee reflects the national character,
in compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Committee however observed that further expansion of the committee could make it
ineffective and hence recommended that after inclusion of members from Zanzibar the
size of the Committee should be optimal, considering that the Committee can obtain on
request information from ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as that are
involved in SPS related issues such as: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare; Ministry of
Natural Resources and Tourism, Ministry of East African Cooperation and indeed any
source the Committee deems competent of providing such information.

The Chairman clarified that appointment to the Committee was made based on individual
merit and it was expected that the appointee would attend meetings in his/her personal
capacity. This clarification was prompted by a report that Dr. George Mwakasungula had


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been shifted to a department within the Ministry of Livestock Development and Fisheries
(MLDF) that does not handle SPS related issues.

6.2 TOR for the TBT Committee

The representative from Tanzania Bureau of Standard (TBS), Mrs. Julitha Tibanyenda
who is the TBT Technical Focal Point –reported that progress in this area waiting for
better instructions from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing, who is the
National Focal Point for TBT matters at WTO. The Committee could not continue
deliberating on the issue due to lack of mandate.

6.3 Formation of Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

At its 1st Meeting the Committee had instructed the Technical Focal Points for the three
International Standards Setting Bodies; namely: the Codex Alimentarius Commission
(Codex); the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the International
Office of Epizootics (OIE), to report at this meeting of the formation of Technical Working
Groups (TWG) in their areas of competence. Only the Focal Point for the Codex reported
that a National Codex Committee was functioning. The National Codex Committee is
based at the TBS. The invitee from MDLF informed the Committee that there is a desk at
MDLF that collects information and reports to OIE. Otherwise there is no structure that
involves stakeholders outside the Ministry. The national focal point for IPPC did not turn
up for the meeting and hence there was no report on this subject.

The Committee instructed the national focal points for the three international standards
setting bodies to submit reports with list of members of the Committees in their
respective bodies to facilitate the formation of the TWGs.

6.4 Cost and sustainability of the Committee

The Committee was informed by the TTIS Coordinator that the Committee has so far
conducted its business with the support of the TTIS project under the Ministry of
Industry, Trade and Marketing and that the project is due for termination in the near
future. The TTIS Coordinator further informed the Members of the need to establish the
ownership of the Committee and reliable source of funding to ensure sustainability of the
Committee.

The Members appreciated the importance that the Ministry of Trade, Industry and
Marketing has attached to the contribution that proper and effective management of SPS
measures can make in the country’s achievement of economic growth that has been
envisaged in the National Vision 2025, the UN Millennium Development Goals and the
National Trade Policy of 2003. Committee thus recommended that the ownership of the
Committee be vested in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing which is also the
custodian of the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.


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The Members further observed that dependence on donors to support the Committee
does not guarantee the sustainability of the Committee; and that while cost sharing
among MDAs could be pursued, the administration of such arrangement could be another
hindrance to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Committee.

While appreciating the budgetary implications to the Ministry for hosting the Committee;
the Members recommended that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing should
invoke its influence within the Government system to secure reliable funding
arrangement, if possible from the national budget, to ensure the sustainability of the
Committee.

7. Participation in International Standards Process

It had been expected that national representatives for the three International Standards
setting Bodies namely: Codex, IPPC and OIE would attend the meeting with reports on
the current issues taking place within the bodies. Unfortunately none of the
representatives showed up at the meeting with any report. The Committee instructed the
representatives to report at the next meeting with reports showing among other things,
the following details:

         Establishment of Technical Working Groups in their respective areas;
         Working Process;
         Participation in any of the meetings organized by the 3 bodies;
         Issues of interest to Tanzania arising from such meetings;
         Challenges faced in effective participation in the meetings and proposed
          solutions to the challenges;
         Any issues that need to be flashed out to the Committee Members;

The Chairman reiterated that current issues that are being discussed in the international
standards setting bodies should be communicated by the respective focal points to
Members immediately and should not wait till the next meeting.

Members also appealed to MDAs dealing with SPS related issues to appoint on more or
less permanent basis, with clear succession outlines, experts for participating in the
international standards setting bodies meetings to ensure continuity and follow ups of
issues and matters arising from such meetings.

8. Review and Approval of National programs and projects related to SPS
issues

Members observed that currently there were several projects and programs in the
country, sponsored by various donor organizations and institutions, ostensibly all dealing
with issues related to SPS. One of such projects was the “Harmonization of legal,
regulatory and institutional framework for sanitary and phytosanitary management”
which is being prepared by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) under

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the WTO. Members noted of the need for coordinating these activities to avoid conflict of
interests, duplication of activities and wastage of resources. The Members recommended
that the Committee should be involved in identifying and prioritizing the projects to
ensure optimum utilization of the meager resources that may be available.

As a starting point, Members proposed the implementation of projects identified as
priorities in the SPS Balance Sheet for Tanzania that was adopted by Tanzania’s Experts
who participated at the Workshop on “Mobilizing Aid for Trade for SPS-related Technical
Cooperation in the East African Community” which was held in Kampala, Uganda on 28-
29 May 2008. The Secretariat was requested to circulate the Balance Sheet to enable all
Members acquaint themselves with the priorities identified therein for initiating
“bankable” projects that would be used for soliciting technical and financial support from
development partners for implementation.

The Members also requested the national Focal Point for the WTO-SPS Agreement to
appraise the Committee on SPS related projects and programs that are currently being
implemented in the country and within the EAC; the objective being to ensure proper
coordination, and where necessary harmonization of activities to avoid duplication and
wastage of resources.

9. Meeting of Institutions responsible for (MRLs)

The Representative from TPRI informed the Committee that TPRI had noticed that
several institutions were involved in determining and issuing certificates on maximum
residue levels (MRLs) for products that are consumed in the domestic as well as in the
export markets. The representative from TPRI further elaborated that the objective of
setting MRL limits is to ensure that pesticide residues in foodstuffs do not constitute an
unacceptable risk for consumer and animal health.

TPRI feels that haphazard handling of MRLs poses a high risk to consumers and a threat
to Tanzania’s exports of agro-food products. The Representative proposed that a meeting
of all institutions dealing with determination of MRLs and issuance of certificates thereto,
to discuss and harmonize their activities and identify one institution that would be
authorized to issue certificates in this regard.

In the course of deliberating on this issue, Members observed that institutions which are
currently involved in determining and issuing certificates pertaining to pesticide residue
levels for their respective products were established by the Parliament of the United
Republic of Tanzania are carrying out these duties in accordance with mandates provided
in the legislatures that established the institutions. The Members further noted that
currently, the country does not have a National Policy on Food Safety and the Food
Safety issues are addressed by various institutions according to the mandates provided in
the legislatures and regulatory frameworks that established those institutions.




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The Representative from TDFA informed the Members that a National Food Policy was in
the Drafting stage and hoped that some of the concerns being raised concerning food
safety have been addressed.

Members supported the proposal for holding a stakeholders meeting aimed at identifying
a trade related problem in handling MRLs, including revisiting the mandates enshrined in
the legislatures and regulatory frameworks that established the various institutions and
proposing the approach towards addressing the problem. The Committee would
consolidate the stakeholders’ views and advise the government as appropriate.

10. Agenda proposals for future meetings

The following Agenda items were proposed by Members for deliberation in future
meetings of the Committee:

             Matters arising (issues of national interest) from the last meeting of the
              WTO-SPS Committee;
             SPS Enquiries, Notifications;
             Report on EAC, SADC-SPS activities of national concerns;
             National trade Concerns in respect of SPS requirements (export/import);
                    Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives;
                    Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing

11. AOB

 11.1 The Member from TCCIA requested TPRI to release information to Member for
      circulation to stakeholders, on all pesticides that have been banned. Members
      supported the request by TCCIA and urged the Ministry of Agriculture, Food
      Security and Cooperatives to include the item of banned pesticides in its periodic
      reports.

 11.2 The Member from TAHA informed the Committee that TAHA had con ducted a
      research on factors constraining the export of horticultural products and wished to
      share the findings with the Committee. Members recommended that the Research
      Report could be submitted to the Committee under the Private Sector umbrella
      and the Committee would own and submit it to the Government with
      recommendations on appropriate measures to address the constraints.

 11.3 The Member from MLDF remarked that invitations to the Committee meetings
      could be effectively communicated through e-mails to the Committee Members
      and supported by hard copies sent to the respective institutions. He further
      implored Members to strengthen networking in order to make the Committee more
      effective.




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 11.4 Members also requested and the Member from TDFA accepted to avail the Food
      Safety Policy Draft so that Members could contribute some inputs before is
      publicized.

 11.5 The Secretariat was instructed to identify Activities with detailed budgets and
      present to the Committee for sourcing funds for implementing the activities.

 11.6 The Member from TPRI suggested and all Members supported that awareness
      creation on SPS issues should start at the highest level possible to make policy
      makers appreciate the role that proper management of SPS issues can play in
      achieving the objectives for poverty reduction stipulated in various national
      programs such as MKUKUTA and Kilimo Kwanza, to mention a few.

 11.7 The Member from TAHA informed the Committee of the GLOBALGAP Technical
      Working Group (TWG) that has been established in Tanzania with the support and
      coordination of Germany. GLOBALGAP is a private sector body that sets voluntary
      standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including
      aquaculture) products around the globe. The GLOBALGAP standard is primarily
      designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by
      minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the
      use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and
      safety as well as animal welfare. GLOBALGAP serves as a practical manual for
      Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) anywhere in the world.

      The Members commended TAHA for the efforts and recommended that Members
      from following MDAs should be included in the TWG: MITM, MAFS, TBS, TDFA,
      TPRI, and representatives from the private sector.

12. Date for the 3rd meeting

Members decided to hold the 3rd Meeting of the Committee on Friday 13th August, 2010
starting at 9.00 a.m. promptly at the same venue; that is at the MITM Conference Hall.
Otherwise the Secretariat will circulated a Notice to the effect

13. Closing

There being no more business to transact, the Chairman thanked the Members for their
active participation and fruitful contributions and closed the meeting at 1.15 pm.



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                                                           APPENDIX 5

 MINUTES OF THE TTIS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THE 16TH
           OF APRIL, 2010 AT THE MITM CONFERENCE ROOM

1(a)   ATTENDANCE

  1. Mr. Edward M. Sungula     MITM/TTIS         Chairperson
  2. Dr. Ludovick C. Manege    TIRDO             Member
  3. Mrs. Magdelene Mkocha     TCCIA             Member
  4. Mr. James Lugaganya       MNRT              Member
  5. Mr. Legu Mhangwa          TFDA              Member
  6. Mr. Chigwiye Chipanha     TAFIRI            Member
  7. Ms. Fatma Kange           TPSF              Member
  8. Mr. Issack M. Wannah      TALIMETA          Member
  9. Ms. Nsiande Raymond       MLDF              Member
  10. Dr. Roshan Abdallah      TPRI              Member
  11. Mr. Atupele Edward       MOFEA             Member
  12. Mr. Anthony Chamanga     MAFSC             Member
  13. Dr. Primi Mmasi          MITM/TTIS         Member
  14. Ms. Anna Graneli         MITM/TTIS         Member
  15. Mr. Gubas Vyagusa        MITM/TTIS         Member
  16. Mr. Patrik Zimmerli      Swiss Embassy     Invitee
  17. Ms. Lucy L. Maponga      MITM              Invitee
  18. Ms. Helena A. Sanga      MITM              Invitee
  19. Ms. Stella Lugongo       MITM              Invitee
  20. Mr. Nicodemus T. Mushi   MITM              Invitee
  21. Mr. Joseph A. Mwasota    MITM              Invitee
  22. Ms. Natasha Ngowi        MITM              Invitee
  23. Mr. Ally M. Timbele      MITM              Invitee
  24. Ms. Jean Msabila         MITM              Invitee
  25. Mrs. Suzana M. Mwita     MITM              Invitee


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1 (b) Absent with Apology
   1. Mr. Ernest Salla                  UNDP                        Invitee
   2. Mr. Love Theodossiadis            SIDA                        Invitee
   3. Mrs. Julitha Tibayenda            TBS                         Member


2. OPENING OF THE MEETING

The meeting was officially opened at 9.30 am by the Director of Policy and Planning,
giving some few opening remarks and encouraging the Committee to work together as a
technical team by ensuring a productive working session which will bring implementation
of the TTIS forward. Hence, members were called upon to note and take corrective
actions on what has happened, what is happening, and where the project should lead to,
without forgetting “Kilimo Kwanza”.

3. AGENDA
The following agenda was adopted by the Committee

   3.1 Opening remarks
   3.2 Adoption of the agenda and minutes of the last meeting
   3.3 Matters arising from the last meeting
   3.4 Quarterly and Annual reports presentation
   3.5 Discussions
   3.6 Annual Work plan presentation
   3.7 Discussions
   3.8 Way forward
   3.9 Setting the agenda for the National Steering Committee meeting
   3.10 Closing

After adopting the agenda, the following issues were discussed and agreed upon:

a) Adoption of the Agenda and Minutes of the last Meeting

Following a self-introduction by each member in attendance, the agenda and the minutes
of the last meeting were adopted, save for some corrections in spelling, terminology and
in a few instances choice of wording.

b) Matters arising from the last Meeting

The TTIS Team Leader presented matters arising and status of implementation on
agreed actions. The main issues discussed and commented by members were related to
1) information regarding the status of individual project proposals under the TSDP; 2) the
flow of communication between the Coordination Office and member of the Technical


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Committee; 3) staffing of the Coordination Office and 4) actions proposed to enhance the
role and working procedures of the Technical Committee.

Regarding the issue of information on the status of individual project proposals under the
TSDP, it was explained that members of the Committee have been updated electronically
and other issues clarified as well. Members were then updated on the status of the TSDP,
particularly on the issue of contracting the International Consultant to formulate the
TSDP. They were informed that final negotiations were currently going on, focusing on
the modalities and timeframe for completing the programme document, before the
ultimate agreement could be reached and a contract signed between the parties (i.e.
between the Government and the international consultant).

On the issue of ease of communication between the TTIS Coordination Office and the
Sector Trade Policy Analysts/Technical Committee, it was agreed from the last meeting
that there should be a regular flow of information and a mailing list has to be updated so
that quarterly reports can be sent and vice versa. The Sector Trade Policy Analysts who
also compose the TTIS Technical Committee should also share information with the
Coordination Office on various issues including those being raised in the reports being
sent to them on a quarterly basis. On this note, the reciprocal and regular flow of
information would form a basis of ownership among the members of the Technical
Committee.

Regarding the issue of staffing of the Coordination Office, members repeated the need
for a substantive Project Coordinator to be appointed and the Coordination Office to be
strengthened. This issue was also raised in the last meetings of both the Technical
Committee and the National Steering Committee. The substantive coordinator will have
confidence to execute his duties as he will have full mandate. Other stakeholders will
have confidence in him too. Members requested the Ministry to look into the matter act
accordingly. Members observed that the magnitude of workload in the Coordination
Office is immense such that it needs qualified additional staff, especially considering that
this “Capacity Building for Trade Development and Integration Project” ends in
December, 2010. In response to this issue, the TTIS Team Leader Mr. Edward Sungula
assured the members that MITM Authority knows the issue and it will be resolved soon.
Additionally, as the Ministry has employed new staff probably some of them will be
allocated to the TTIS Coordination Office.

On the issue of actions proposed in view of enhancing the role and working procedures of
the Technical Committee, the members confirmed the need to have a dedicated
workshop to re-sensitize on the TTIS and thoroughly study and discuss the Terms of
Reference for the Sector Trade Policy Analysts and the Technical Committee. It was also
suggested that an output of this workshop should be the Annual Work Plan of the
Technical Committee which will reflect and be based on the TSDP. It was agreed that the
workshop should take place in August, 2010 exact date to be decided later.




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Members of the meeting agreed that any outstanding issues that had not been addressed
in accordance with the resolutions of the last meeting are to be carried forward and
implemented before the next Technical Committee meeting. Regarding those outstanding
issues that need the mandate and decision of the National Steering Committee, should be
presented at the next NSC meeting.

c) The Current Status and Implementation of the SECO-funded UN Trade
   Cluster Programme

The current status of the SECO Programme was presented by the Swiss Embassy
representative Mr. Patrik Zimmerli. In his briefings it was learnt that the programme was
supposed to start from January 2010. However, SECO Management decided to postpone
the start-up of the programme as they first wanted to complete the inception phase in
one of the other pilot countries – Laos. Mr. Zimmerli informed that the programme, to be
based on the One UN Structure –i.e. on the Interagency Cluster on Trade and Productive
Capacity comprising UNCTAD, ITC, UNIDO and ILO–, will cover a period of four (4) years
and the funds amounting to USD 3.5 million will be channeled through UNOPS. The credit
proposal is yet to be signed by SECO Management and an agreement to be signed
bilaterally between the relevant partners before the programme starts to be implemented
officially, most likely in the 2nd half of 2010.

d) Presentations and Discussions on TTIS Quarterly and Annual Reports

The TTIS Coordination team presented the October-December 2009 Quarterly report and
Jan-December 2009 Annual Report., following which the members were given a chance
to discuss thoroughly on various issues emanating from those reports. Questions were
particularly raised on the Hotel Classification project, where for example, one member
wanted to know whether the same exercise had been carried out in Zanzibar. On that
note, the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation representative, Ms. Fatma Kange, briefed
the members that such similar activity on hotel classification had been done in Zanzibar
through their organization and TTIS Coordination Office should share some experiences
with TPSF on how these activities had been implemented. Regarding the TTIS supported
Hotel Classification project, one member asked about extension of the exercise to the
rest of the country, now that the Coastal region has been done. The representative from
the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism responded by saying that there were
indeed such plans but he cautioned that such exercise was costly. There was a request to
have the final report of the project availed to the members of the Technical Committee.

One member had some reservations on services offered by the hotels in Tanzania despite
being given classification into their respective stars. It was suggested that there is a need
to make a follow up on such services offered by the hotels. Bearing that in mind, the
hotel classifiers through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism have to be
consistent in monitoring and evaluating those hotels that had been classified.




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The TTIS Team Leader thereafter presented a summary of activities carried out during
the first quarter of 2010, which was however being finalized.

One member suggested that the Coordination Office should share information on the
projects that have been supported under IF Window II (Capacity Building for Trade
Development and Integration in Tanzania) with members of the Technical Committee.
This will enable the members to execute duty of assessing implementation of TTIS
projects/activities.

e) Annual Work Plan 2010 for the “Capacity Building for Trade Development
and Integration in Tanzania” project

Members of the meeting went through the TTIS Work Plan which ends up in 31 st
December, 2010 and noted that some activities were still pending but have been planned
for implementation. These include: conducting the DTIS for Zanzibar, bringing forth the
TSDP and conducting the trade capacity needs assessment for MDA’s. It was suggested
and agreed, however, that the private sector should as well be included when conducting
trade capacity needs assessment.

f) The Way Forward

At the end of the meeting, members agreed the following as a way forward.
     The Coordination Office should be strengthened;
     The SECO-funded UN Trade Cluster Programme should complement other
       initiatives towards addressing the supply side constraints in Tanzania;
     The capacity needs assessment foreseen in the IF Window II project should be
       extended to the private sector;
     The TPSF has already done hotel classification in Zanzibar and the TTIS
       Coordination Office should make a follow up with its counterparts in Zanzibar such
       as the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Economic Empowerment and other relevant
       stakeholders;
     There should be a Technical Committee dedicated awareness creation workshop to
       take place in August,2010 and one of its outputs should be a Technical
       Committee Annual Work Plan;
     Negotiations should continue with the International Consultant, Dr. Thierry
       Noyelle, in order to formulate the TSDP document within a specified timeframe.
       and;
     The Technical Committee should be informed about the outcome of the National
       Steering Committee meetings and this should be made a permanent agenda item
       in the Technical Committee meetings.

g) Setting the Agenda for the National Steering Committee

The Technical Committee gave its blessing to the proposed date for the next National
Steering Committee meeting, which is 29th of April, 2010. The Agenda was proposed to

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 include the same items that had been covered in the current meeting. The members of
 also accepted that the National Steering Committee be presented with the Quarterly
 Report covering the period Januaray – March, 2010 even though this had not been
 reviewed by the Technical Committee.

 4. CLOSING OF THE MEETING

 The meeting ended at 1.30 pm by members exchanging farewell greetings before
 dispersing for other working commitments of the day.


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 CHAIRMAN                                                SECRETARY

 Date:                                                   Date:




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RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

                                                                                          Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:13 PM
From: "Edward Sungula" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
To: "SariLaaksonen" <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org>
Cc: mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int, lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk, love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se, ernest.salla@undp.org,
annagraneli@yahoo.com, nangawe@yahoo.com, gvyagusa@yahoo.com


Dear Sari

Thank you and sorry for the late response.

Due to time factor and limited resources, we have advised our superiors to postpone the event - a
response of which is still being awaited. We have also taken your advice of including the budget for this
event in Tier I project proposal that we shall submit such that we may hold the event at a later date. Hence,
you may consider the event postponed.

Zanzibar DTIS: Yesterday we had a discussion in Zanzibar on the issue. Although official report is being
prepared, however, here are some issues and messages from the meeting: (i) Zanzibar has its "Zanzibar
Export Development Strategy (2009-2015) and the "Zanzibar National Export strategy (2009-
2015) Implementation Action Plan. These documents were prepared with the technical and
financial assistance from the Commonwealth Secretariat. There are also sectoral studies such as Fisheries
and Horticulture.

As such, it was observed that there is no need for other immediate and similar studies, such as the DTIS.
Only that, sectoral project proposals can be developed from the Implementation Action Plan and be
incorporated in the Trade Sector Development Programme - TSDP, which we expect to be ready by end of
this calendar year. Hence, the TSDP will be for the entire United Republic of Tanzania (URT).

As focal point, the challenge that we foresee for which we seek your guidance is whether this path can be
accepted without conducting and following DTIS procedures such as validation workshop which should
also be attended by the EIF Secretariat and institutions like UNCTAD, ITC, WB, etc. It is our
understanding that strategies are subject to validation and Government ownership - which we are,
convinced this strategy underwent these processes. Hence, we are wondering if this can be equated to the
DTIS validation and Government ownership or where there is need to convene another validation workshop
followed by the Government blessing.

On the other hand, if there is no need to conduct DTIS and validation workshop, we at the focal point think
this will facilitate quick trade mainstreaming process in the URT. And an up-dating of DTIS can be
performed for the whole Country probably during year 2011/2012.



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We would be obliged to receive your comments. We may be able to provide that strategy once we get a
copy and if you need it.

Thank you and best regards
Edward M. Sungula

--- On Tue, 5/11/10, Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org> wrote:

From: Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org>
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
To: "'Edward Sungula'" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
Cc: "'mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int'" <mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int>, "'lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk'"
<lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk>, "'love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se'"
<love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se>, "'ernest.salla@undp.org'" <ernest.salla@undp.org>,
"'annagraneli@yahoo.com'" <annagraneli@yahoo.com>, "'nangawe@yahoo.com'"
<nangawe@yahoo.com>, "'gvyagusa@yahoo.com'" <gvyagusa@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 12:24 AM

Dear Edward

This is just to follow up on the below - could you, please, confirm at your earliest convenience whether the
event is on.

An explanatory line on the funding issue; I understand from colleagues that the event, as it was proposed
to be organized in the context of the Ministerial in Geneva, could have been funded by the ES as a part of
the ES budget for EIF outreach at the context of the Ministerial. That Ministerial-earmarked window, has,
however, I'm afraid closed and we do not have a budget to support workshops or other events in-country.
Again, your Tier 1 project could, of course, cover this once approved.

Kind regards
Sari
-----Original Message-----
From: Laaksonen, Sari
Sent: 05 May 2010 17:38
To: 'Edward Sungula'
Cc: mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int; lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk; love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se;
ernest.salla@undp.org; annagraneli@yahoo.com; nangawe@yahoo.com; gvyagusa@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

Dear Edward

Friday, May 28 is fine.

I'll get back to you with my possible comments on the proposal and agenda later. At this stage I would just
like to propose that we should perhaps seek to use the opportunity of me being there to collaborate on


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working out a schedule/outline for Tanzania's submission of EIFTF Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects; Do you think
this should be done at the event or separately, limited to a smaller group of key participants?

As for the funding, I'm afraid the ES position has not changed from 2008 when I think we indicated to one
or more of the key players in Tanzania (may have been the DF) that we do not have a budget, as the ES,
for contributing to national events (we cover our own travel expenses though). In fact, the only source of
EIFTF funding that could contribute is a Tier 1 project - but should you first draft, submit and have approved
a Tier 1 project including a budget line for the workshop, then, you would have to plan in terms of
postponing the event by a considerable time. Would any of your local Donors be able to assist on this?

Cheers
Kind regards
Sari
-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Sungula [mailto:ems_sungula04@yahoo.com]
Sent: 04 May 2010 17:53
To: Laaksonen, Sari
Cc: mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int; lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk; love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se;
ernest.salla@undp.org; annagraneli@yahoo.com; nangawe@yahoo.com; gvyagusa@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

Dear Sari,

Thank you for your response. Thursdays are always busy days for our superiors, however, how about
Friday 28th May should the 27th May not materialize? In any case, we would be pleased to hold a
preparatory meeting a day before.

On the other hand, we have attached herewith the proposal for the event and a tentative programme for
guidance.

However, as you may be aware, this event was proposed from our end in the year 2008 and it was to be
held sometime in April, 2009 but it had to be cancelled. Then, the EIF Secretariat proposed this to be a
side-event during the LDCs Ministerial Conference in October, 2009. It also failed to materialize. Hence,
this is the third time that this event is being proposed to take place.

In both cases, we had an initial understsnding that the EIF Secretariat might contribute financially towards
this event. Is this still the case?

With best regards
E. M. Sungula

--- On Mon, 5/3/10, Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org> wrote:




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From: Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org>
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
To: "'Edward Sungula'" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
Cc: "mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int" <mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int>, "lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk"
<lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk>, "love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se"
<love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se>, "ernest.salla@undp.org" <ernest.salla@undp.org>,
"annagraneli@yahoo.com" <annagraneli@yahoo.com>, "nangawe@yahoo.com" <nangawe@yahoo.com>,
"gvyagusa@yahoo.com" <gvyagusa@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010, 8:20 AM

Dear Edward

Many thanks for the below. I'll be pleased to participate. Would it, however, be possible to organize the
event on Thursday, May 27? For personal reasons, it would be very difficult for me to leave Geneva before
the 25th and it might be beneficial to reserve one day (the 26th) for preparatory meetings between you,
myself and the key individuals involved. Would this be acceptable to you?

Could you also, at your convenience, inform me a bit more of the intended objectives, programme, target
audience, etc. of the event?

Grateful in advance for the appraisal on the meeting with the Zanzibar counterparts too.

Kind regards
Sari
-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Sungula [mailto:ems_sungula04@yahoo.com]
Sent: 29 April 2010 15:41
To: Laaksonen, Sari
Cc: mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int; lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk; love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se;
ernest.salla@undp.org; annagraneli@yahoo.com; nangawe@yahoo.com; gvyagusa@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

Dear Sari,

Further to our last communication, we would like to inform you that we have today been given a go-ahead
to arrange for the Tanzania trade agenda awareness creation towards the end of May, 2010. From this, we
are proposing this event to take place on Tuesday 25th May, 2010 or any day during that week (25-
28/05/2010) depending on your convenience. We would appreciate if you would indicate to us suitable date
for you.

Meanwhile, we are meeting with our counterparts in Zanzibar on 10th May, 2010 to look into the modalities
of conducting the DTIS for Zanzibar. We will appraise you on the outcome.

We would appreciate to hear from you soon.



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With best regards
Edward M. Sungula

--- On Tue, 3/16/10, Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org> wrote:

From: Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org>
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
To: "'Edward Sungula'" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
Cc: "mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int" <mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int>, "lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk"
<lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk>, "love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se"
<love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se>, "ernest.salla@undp.org" <ernest.salla@undp.org>,
"annagraneli@yahoo.com" <annagraneli@yahoo.com>, "nangawe@yahoo.com" <nangawe@yahoo.com>,
"gvyagusa@yahoo.com" <gvyagusa@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:32 AM

Dear Mr Sungula

First things first :) - Would you, please, call me Sari? I'd be much obliged... Also, apologies for not getting
back to you already on Friday - the EIF Executive Secretariat-Trust Fund Manager joint workshop, that
ended on Thursday and addressed also the EIF progress and plans in Tanzania, resulted into quite a bit of
immediate follow-up work...

Back to the issues at hand:

1. DTIS for Zanzibar: This item was discussed between the ES and TFM and the outcome was that I'm to
recommend you to request to use the resources of the EIFTF Tier 1 to carry out the DTIS for Zanzibar. The
ES would assist you in making a case with the EIF Board for being able draw the amount required for this
exercise from the Tier 1 resources in addition to what you would be entitled to, against your project
document(s), as regular Tier 1 funding. If this is acceptable to you, and after your talks with the
Government of Zanzibar, we could move on to try and define the modalities for carrying out this work.

2. Tier 1 funding: As you may know, typically the Tier 1 funds projects that can be considered as the IF
FP's 'EIF implementation agenda' and may include funds to set up a National Implementation UNIT (NIU)
to assist the FP in his undertakings. My assessment would be that, based on the synopsis' provided, all
three projects you mention below could be considered as a part of the EIF implementation agenda. I agree
with you that the contents of project number 2 might be the most in line with what is considered as the key
elements of the EIF (trade mainstreaming, facilitation of DTIS Action Matrix implementation and
coordination). Would this include setting up (elements) of a NIU, or there would be a separate project
towards that end, or the current staff at the Ministry/from the TSDP and with the FP suffices when it comes
to all aspects of trade mainstreaming, Tier 2 project development and coordination with donors, the private
sector, etc? Again, as you probably know, the Tier 1 Guidelines - which can be found at:
 http://www.integratedframework.org/files/non-
country/Guidelines%20for%20Tier%201%20projects_April_1_FINAL.doc
- propose countries to submit Tier 1 proposals for a maximum of three years at a time and with a funding
ceiling of USD 300,000 (+ the DTIS up-dates) per annum. While I don't know what's the planned budget for

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the below mentioned proposals, I would imagine that, depending on the activities, this money could fund
activities important for the EIF implementation from more than one of the proposals. I'd be happy to read
thru any project document you would propose for the Tier 1 funding and provide comments/inputs.

3. Awareness creation: As mentioned earlier, at least for now, late May would also be a good time with
regards to the ES' participation. In case of any further postponement, please, note that I have already
earmarked a period of two weeks from Mid-June (from 14th) for other purposes.

I hope this helps

- Kind regards
Sari

Ms Sari Laaksonen
Coordinator
IF Executive Secretariat
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Rue de Lausanne 154
CH - 1211 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel. +41 22/739 61 36
Fax. +41 22/739 66 35

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Sungula [mailto:ems_sungula04@yahoo.com]
Sent: 08 March 2010 14:54
To: Laaksonen, Sari
Cc: Kraus, Christiane; mission.tanzania@ties.itu.int; lsaronga@yahoo.co.uk;
love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se; ernest.salla@undp.org; annagraneli@yahoo.com;
nangawe@yahoo.com; gvyagusa@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

Dear Ms Laaksonen,

Our apologies for not getting back to you earlier on. The last few weeks have been a busy period
for us, including undertaking some preparatory activities for developing theTrade Sector
Development Programme (TSDP) Basket Fund Mechanism and attempting to finalize the contract
with Dr. Noyelle to formulate the TSDP document. Unfortunately, Dr. Noyelle's availability
during the coming months is limited while at the same time we are under time constraint imposed
by the need to incorporate the Basket Fund in the National Budget before the end of May this year
in order to make it operational in the Financial Year 2010/2011. We are currently discussing the
way forward including alternative plans with our superiors and Development Partners (through IF
Lead Donor Facilitator). Regarding the issues you had raised previously, we have attempted to
offer some answers and clarifications as follows:



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1. DTIS for Zanzibar: Much as we are aware that EIFTF Tier 1 provides for DTIS updates
however, there are already funds set aside for this activity in the IF Window II Trust Fund through
the "Capacity Building for Trade Development and Integration in Tanzania" Project. To our
understanding, these funds are still available until the end of October this year. We may need Tier
1 funds for other activities as mentioned below or for updating the DTIS for the whole country.
The support we were interested in getting from the EIF Secretariat was mostly some advice and
guidance on how to go about the study, including selecting a lead agency/lead consultant, taking
into consideration that this is somewhat of a special situation for conducting a DTIS. Currently,
we are in the process of initiating some discussions with the Government of Zanzibar and we shall
inform you on the outcome.

2. TSDP and Tier 1 funding: Considering the risk that the TSDP and Basket Fund may not be
ready for implementation during the Financial Year 2010/2011, the Ministry will now have to
consider how to use the intermittent time in terms of jump-starting the implementation of some
priority actions and how to keep the Coordination and Implementation Mechanism up and
running. The project proposals submitted by the Coordination Office as an input towards the
TSDP, which were also considered for Tier 1 funding, were the following:

1. Title: Awareness Creation to Policy- and Decision Makers in the United Republic of
     Tanzania

Objective: To create awareness to policy- and decision makers, particularly the members
of parliament, top party leaders and government officials on the TTIS Framework Programme and
trade issues as the main driver to economic growth and poverty reduction, so that trade policies
can be formulated and decisions made based on the TTIS Framework Programme.

Expected outputs: The expected output of the project include enhanced and improved awareness
to the policy makers who are mainly the targeted group and thus be in a position to formulate and
implement policies which are in line with the TTIS programme implementation or action plan
towards achieving the MKUKUTA, the UN Millennium Development Goals and ultimately the
National Development Vision 2025 which clearly defines Tanzania to be a semi-industrialized
country with an export led economy by the year 2025.

2. Title: Capacity Building for Effective TTIS Coordination & Implementation Management,
     Structures & Mechanisms.

Objective: To ensure that economic activities of all sectors are aligned with and support the trade
development strategy through a strong and functioning trade coordination and implementation
institutional framework within the Government. The Purposes of the project are: (i) to facilitate
structures and mechanisms for the management of implementation of TTIS have been established
and function effectively; and (ii) trade agenda is well coordinated, and fully mainstreamed and
integrated in MITM and other Ministries, Departments and agencies (MDAs).

Expected Outputs: The outputs of the project will be:
          (a) Effective communication and constructive partnership with public-private sector
            relationship, appropriate formal consultative mechanisms have been established. That

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            is, sub-committees have been established and function well;

            (b) Detailed competency assessment report to determine current and future skills and
            knowledge required by key players in trade related activities is in place;

            (c) Trained Network of Sectoral Trade Policy Analysts from various MDAs and
            Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to ensure a wider outreach;
            (d) Annual budget & work plan for the activities are developed and mainstreamed in
            Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF);
            (e) Projects are identified, facilitated and developed in accordance with standards set;
            and
            (f)   Projects are supervised, reported, appraised, monitored and evaluated in
            accordance with the set up systems.
3. Title: Strengthening Public-Private Sector Trade Dialogue
Objective: To ensure that Tanzania’s business sector                and   other   stakeholders   are
effectiveparticipants in the trade policy dialogue debate.
Expected Outputs: The outputs of the project will take the shape of structure and process outputs,
analytical outputs or recommendations. All should contribute to agreed private sector development
outcomes. The outputs will include a formalized structure for private sector dialogue with
government, periodic conferences and meetings, ongoing monitoring of public-private dialogue
outputs and outcomes, and a media program to disseminate information. Analytical outputs will
include identification and analysis of trade barriers, agreement on private sector development
objectives, and private sector assessment of government service delivery. Recommendations will
address policy or legal reform issues, identify development opportunities in priority regions, zones
or sectors, or definition of action plans.
Out of those three, proposal number two is probably the most straight forward one to be taken as a
Tier 1 project and also the most urgent one in view of keeping the Implementation and
Coordination Mechanism up and running. However, the other two may also be important
components in facilitating implementation of the TTIS Framework Programme and preparing the
ground for the TSDP. We would be very thankful for your advice and thoughts on this.

3. Awareness creation: Although late March would probably be a more preferable timing from
the point of view of creating momentum and gathering support for the implementation of the
TTIS, we realize that it may no longer be realistic. We thought that the option of hosting such an
event in early May was feasible, however, we are wondering if the date can be revisited to say late
May, depending on how the process of developing the TSDP evolves.
Thank you in advance for providing your advice timely.

With best regards,

Edward M. Sungula




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--- On Fri, 2/12/10, Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org> wrote:

From: Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org>
Subject: RE: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
To: "'Edward Sungula'" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Tembo, Dorothy" <Dorothy.Tembo@wto.org>, "Kraus, Christiane" <Christiane.Kraus@wto.org>,
"'love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se'" <love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se>,
"'ernest.salla@undp.org'" <ernest.salla@undp.org>, "'annagraneli@yahoo.com'"
<annagraneli@yahoo.com>, "'nangawe@yahoo.com'" <nangawe@yahoo.com>, "'gvyagusa@yahoo.com'"
<gvyagusa@yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 8:35 AM

Dear Mr Sungula

Again, many thanks for your mail below and a Happy, Prosperous 2010 to you and the team in Tanzania.

Let me respond your queries on behalf of the ES and also inform you that as a result of a new colleague,
Mr Mbaye Ndiaye, joining the ES team, we exercised a bit of reshuffling of our respective country
involvements and, to my great delight, I am now assigned as the ES focal person for Tanzania. I have
always followed Tanzania's undertakings in the context of the IF and did, when still working for UNDP
Geneva, participate the DTIS validation (2005) as well as the DTIS prioritization (2006) workshops,
respectively.

As for your queries, let me try to respond them one by one:

1. DTIS Zanzibar. As you may be aware, the EIFTF Tier 1 provides for DTIS up-dates. The funding ceiling
for an up-date is USD 100,000 and there can be maximum two up-dates within the EIF programming period
of 5 years. Carrying out a DTIS study for Zanzibar, omitted when the DTIS for the rest of the country was
prepared, would in the ES' opinion qualify as a DTIS up-date. Kindly let me know if you wish to prepare a
Tier 1 proposal on this and I provide you with more information. Under the EIF, countries can choose the
entities they wish to partner with in the DTIS up-dates and while the ES would not have the resources to
carry out this work with you, we would be happy to assist in identifying an agency, a lead consultant or any
main partner for you to work with.

2. TSDP and 3. Tier 1 funding. Many thanks for the important up-date on the TSDP and kindly keep us
posted on this. Could you kindly give me an indication on what type of projects are you planning to submit
for the Tier 1 funding? This would assist me in ascertaining, with you, that the Tier 1 is the right category for
them and in answering your question with regards to the timing of submitting proposals.

4. Awareness creation. The ES would certainly participate an awareness creating forum and seek to
provide inputs for the Agenda, identification of facilitators, etc. For us, the best time to have this would be in
early May or late March.

5. Capacity Building programme. While we will share more information about this at a later stage, one of
the main recommendations derived from the questionnaires was that regional workshops, to follow up on

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the global EIF workshop in Geneva last July, should be organized this year. The ES will, thus, organize, in
collaboration with various partners, four regional EIF workshops in 2010. These kick off in the Pacific in
March and we should get to the Eastern and Southern Africa in the second half of the year.

I hope this helps. Looking forward to hearing from you soon again and we'll keep the ball rolling...

Kind regards
Sari

Ms Sari Laaksonen
Coordinator
IF Executive Secretariat
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Rue de Lausanne 154
CH - 1211 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel. +41 22/739 61 36
Fax. +41 22/739 66 35

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Sungula [mailto:ems_sungula04@yahoo.com]
Sent: 11 February 2010 10:26
To: Laaksonen, Sari
Cc: Tembo, Dorothy; Kraus, Christiane
Subject: Re: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
Dear Mr. Laaksonen,

Thank you for the message.

Best regards
Edward M. Sungula

--- On Thu, 2/11/10, Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org> wrote:

From: Laaksonen, Sari <Sari.Laaksonen@wto.org>
Subject: VS: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
To: "Edward Sungula" <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Tembo, Dorothy" <Dorothy.Tembo@wto.org>, "Kraus, Christiane" <Christiane.Kraus@wto.org>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 1:10 AM

Dear Mr Sungula

Many thanks for your mail and for raising a wealth of important questions. I shall get back to you at the
soonest, most likely tomorrow, Friday, with responses.



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Kind regards
Sari

Ms Sari Laaksonen
Coordinator
IF ES
________________________________
Lähettäjä: Edward Sungula [ems_sungula04@yahoo.com]
Lähetetty: 11. helmikuuta 2010 8:49
Vastaanottaja: Laaksonen, Sari
Aihe: Fw: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

--- On Wed, 2/10/10, Edward Sungula <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Edward Sungula <ems_sungula04@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: IF/EIF PROCESS IN TANZANIA AND REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE
To: christiane.Kraus@wto.org
Cc: dorothy.Tembo@wto.org, love.theodossiadis@foreign.ministry.se, ernest.salla@undp.org,
annagraneli@yahoo.com, nangawe@yahoo.com, gvyagusa@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11:38 PM

Dear Ms. Kraus,
Although it is February, we feel we should wish you and the entire staff in the EIF Secretariat a “Prosperous
New Year 2010”.
It is unfortunate that we did not meet in Dar es Salaam in October, 2009 during the LDCs Ministerial
Meeting. On my part, I was given other tasks to accomplish and when I came to Kilimanjaro Hotel on the
last day (Friday) at around 5:30 pm I found you and the ED have already checked out. This is now history.
The above notwithstanding, we have some issues that we should bring about for the Secretariat to note
and to provide guidance.
1. Conducting DTIS for Zanzibar. One of the priority issues for the period January – June 2010 is to
conduct the DTIS for Zanzibar. As you are aware, the DTIS which was conducted in 2004 in Tanzania did
not cover Zanzibar. Hence, since Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania similar study should
also be performed. Request: We kindly seek your guidance for conducting DTIS in Zanzibar. Alternatively,
we would appreciate if the Secretariat could provide any support such as taking the leading role in
undertaking the study since the Secretariat has the experience, expertise and finance.

2. Formulation of Trade sector Development Programme (TSDP): As you are aware, the Tanzania Trade
Integration Strategy, 2009-2013 Framework Programme is already in place. Presently, we are in the
process of formulating the TSDP and a consultant is expected to be hired this month. Dr Noyelle, whom
you know, is the likely candidate. It is worth noting that about 42 project proposals from various
stakeholders provide the basis for the formulation of TSDP. Along with this, M & E and Basket Fund
Mechanisms will also be developed. It is our intention to complete this important task before the end of
May, 2010 so that these can be mainstreamed in the national budget for the financial year 2010/2011.



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3. EIF – Tier I funding: Some of the projects which constitute the TSDP have been earmarked for Tier I
funding. Hence, we have been thinking to submit our request for Tier I funding after TSDP has been
finalized, meaning that all stakeholders have agreed. However, we would appreciate to get your advice on
this issue.
4. Awareness creation: We would like to reiterate our appreciation for your willingness to take part in the
preparations of and participation in the IF/EIF implementation processes in Tanzania awareness creation
forum, which was to be one of the side events during LDCs Ministerial in October, last year. We are
pleased to inform you that we still have interest for holding such an event between March and May, 2010.
We would like to request for your partnership with us in the arrangement of this event. We would also
appreciate if you would kindly indicate your available times for this event.


5. Capacity building programmes: During the last quarter of 2009 we submitted to the EIF Secretariat the
questionnaire forms on CB requirements that were supplied by your office duly filled in. We would
appreciate to be updated on the outcome.


These are some of the important issues that we feel should be brought to your attention. We shall keep you
updated.


Expecting to hear from you soon.
Thank you and best regards
Edward M. Sungula




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                                                                APPENDIX 7

  MINUTES OF THE MEETING BETWEEN THE TTIS COORDINATION TEAM OF
 MITM AND MTTI HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, MTTI – ZANZIBAR HELD
                         ON 10TH MAY, 2010

   1.      ATTENDANCE

          1. Mr. Affan O. Maalim               PS-MTTI    Chairman
          2. Mr. Maulid M. Takrima             DPP-MTTI
          3. Mr. Siddik Juma                   DID-MTTI
          4. Mr. Bede Lyimo                    PC-BEST
          5. Mr. Edward Sungula                PC-TTIS
          6. Mr. Abdallah B. Mselem            MTTI
          7. Ms. Zawadi Zaidu                  MTTI
          8. Mr. Taifa Masheko                 MTTI
          9. Mr. Mohammed Simai                MTTI
          10. Mr. Fadhil O. Mussa              MTTI
          11. Mr. Amour A. Suleiman            MTTI
          12. Dr. Primi Mmasi                  TTIS
          13. Ms. Anna Graneli                 TTIS
          14. Mr. Msellem K. Msellem           ZNCCIA
          15. Mr. Shaaban B. Said              MTTI
          16. Mr. Khamis Maalim                MTTI
          17. Mr. Saidi A. Hamisi              MTTI
          18. Mr. Salmin S. Khatib             MTTI
          19. Mr. Sabri M. Musmin              MTTI


2. AGENDA

(i) Opening of the Meeting
(ii) The Key Issues that were discussed
(iii) The Way Forward
(iv) Closing of the meeting

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3. OPENING OF THE MEETING

The meeting was conducted in two sessions. The first session took place from 09.30 hrs
to 12.30 hrs involving senior officials at technical level and the 2 nd session took place at
02.00 pm to 16.30 hrs which involved high level officials including the Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Investment and as well as its Director of
Policy and Planning. Both meetings were called to order after all protocols had been
observed and self introductions having taken place.

4. THE KEY ISSUES THAT WERE DISCUSSED ARE AS FOLLOWS:

       a) Presentation of the Zanzibar DTIS: In his presentation, Mr. Bede Lyimo,
          the CEO of Business Environment Strengthening in Tanzania Programme
          (BEST) highlighted the genesis of the DTIS from the Old Integrated Framework
          which included JITAP and other programmes up to the revamped Integrated
          Framework (IF). He also highlighted that DTIS was conducted in 2004 in
          Tanzania Mainland and validated in November 2005 of which its findings and
          recommendations led to the formation of the Tanzania Trade Integration
          Strategy (TTIS). He then pointed out that there is a need for similar study to
          be conducted in Zanzibar so that its findings and recommendations based on
          priority sectors can be taken onboard the larger Trade Sector Development
          Programme (TSDP).

       b) Presentation of the Formation of the TTIS and its Current Status: The
          TTIS Coordination Office team leader Mr. Edward Sungula made a presentation
          on TTIS since its inception up to the current status of formulating a Trade
          Sector Development Programme (TSDP) which is expected to be funded by a
          multi donor basket fund involving Development Partners. He further highlighted
          the Capacity Building Component for Trade Development Integration in
          Tanzania whereby its activities among others was to conduct a Diagnostic
          Trade Integration Study in Zanzibar with a view of incorporating it into a larger
          programme which would in turn attract a multi basket donor funding. On that
          note, the TTIS team leader highlighted on the composition of TTIS structure
          which includes the National Steering Committee, the TTIS Coordination Office
          and the Technical Committee comprising of focal point Trade Policy Analysts
          from different MDAs related to trade.

       c) What was required to be done by the Zanzibar Revolutionary
          Government: It was learnt that for DTIS Zanzibar to be conducted, there was
          a need to address some of the issues that had to be looked upon such as
          Trade Policy framework in terms of rules and regulations that constraints trade.
          The meeting agreed that the BEST programme was a good example for
          addressing the legal and regulatory issues which will in turn lower the cost of
          doing business in Tanzania. Also the meeting was made aware that currently
          Zanzibar has SMEs which lack expertise of accessing the market and also

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         facilitation of the Zanzibar Bureau of Standards to enable the SMEs to meet
         better standards and conformity was required. The Tanzania mainland
         counterparts suggested that these problems should be conspicuously reflected
         in the Zanzibar DTIS action plan for funding.

      d) The Zanzibar Export Development Strategy and Its implementation
         Action Plan: During the discussion with the Zanzibari counterparts, it was
         learnt that studies had already been done and priority sectors had already been
         identified through the Zanzibar Export Development Strategy 2009-2015 which
         had been officially validated in May,2009.The Strategy clearly spells out the
         priority sectors such as tourism (i.e. backward and forward
         linkages),aquaculture (i.e. fish and fishery products),horticulture (i.e. spices)
         etc and areas that require intervention. The members of the meeting were
         made aware of some areas that need interventions such as creating a
         conducive and enabling environment for small scale farmers to have market
         access of their horticultural products and issues of agro processing and value
         chain in Pemba initiated by UNIDO have also been reflected in the Strategy
         document.

      e) Merging the TTIS Logical Framework Programme and the Zanzibar
         Export Development Strategy into a Single Trade Sector Development
         Programme for the URT: Having knowing that a similar study had already
         been done and an implementation action plan is in place, there was no need
         for Zanzibar to repeat the same study which has recently been completed and
         it was suggested that there should be a DTIS update on the Tanzania Mainland
         so that it can be harmonized with the Zanzibar National Development Strategy
         and come up with a single updated implementation action plan document with
         identified projects that can be incorporated into a Trade Sector Development
         Programme of the United Republic of Tanzania. It was also suggested that the
         timeframe for harmonizing these two documents into one comprehensive
         programme document was too short as the “Capacity Building for Trade
         Integration in Tanzania” project is coming to an end at the end of December
         and concerted efforts have to be made for this activity to be done as soon as
         possible starting from now and with specific measurable and result oriented
         timefame.This should be drawn in some sort of a roadmap as agreed upon by
         both parties so that it can also be reflected conspicuously in the formulated
         Trade Sector Development Programme for the next 2011/12 financial year.

5. THE WAY FORWARD

It was agreed that a team of experts who were involved in the formation of the Zanzibar
National Development Strategy and the ones who had developed the TTIS Logical
Framework Document should team up together as soon as possible so that they can be
able to brainstorm and find the modalities for harmonizing the two documents and at the
same time get involved in the formation of a TSDP document that will be owned as a

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 Union Government Programme Document. It was further agreed that the higher
 authorities of the respective Ministries should be informed officially and approve what had
 been discussed in the meeting for further action and implementation. On the same note,
 the meeting had also agreed that there is a need to communicate on a regular basis so
 as to speed up the process.

 6. CLOSING OF THE MEETING

 Business of the day had been concluded and the meeting was officially closed at 16.30
 hrs by the Principal Secretary Mr. Affan O. Maalim at the Zanzibar Trade, Tourism and
 Investment Ministerial Conference Hall.



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