Tanzania to sell its products via Chinese e-commerce platform

23Oct 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Tanzania to sell its products via Chinese e-commerce platform

​​​​​​​TANZANIAN made products will now be marketed and sold via an e-commerce platform of China known as JD.Com which is one of the most influential marketing sites in the Asian country.

Mbelwa Kairuki.

According to a statement from the Tanzanian embassy in China signed by ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki said the move to sell the products on the platform follows an agreement between the embassy and a Chinese based company—Prestige which runs the platform.

Some of the products which has been selected to be marketed and sold through the e-commerce platform include minerals and food products namely cashew-nuts, coffee and tea.

JD.com is China’s largest online retailer and its biggest overall retailer. It offers customers the best online shopping experience. The company is a member of the Fortune Global 500.

In the agreements, a Tanzanian company which produces various products which have been added value will be able to sell their products directly to the Chinese market via the network.

Apart from the opportunity of marketing products from Tanzania, companies who will sell their products via the platform will be exempted from Import duty and a 30percent exemption from (VAT) if they us the JD worldwide Cross Border E-commerce.

For his part, Ambassador Kairuki hailed Prestige for the initiative which he said will open the Chinese market.

Ambassador Kairuki said Tanzanian companies who want to make use of the opportunity should prepare themselves by adding value to their products as well as meeting the standards in packaging according to Chinese custom laws.

JD.com is setting the global standard for online shopping experience, offering a vast selection of products, across every major category (electronics, apparel and home furnishings, FMCG, fresh food, home appliances and others), and delivering them at amazingly fast speeds to provide a truly “one stop” shopping experience for Chinese consumers.

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