Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) is an autonomous Government agency established under section 12 of the EPZ (Amendments) Act of 2006. EPZA operates under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing and is the principal Government Agency for promoting investments in the Tanzanian Economic Zones particularly the Export Processing Zones (EPZ) and the Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Other functions of EPZA include;
The development of EPZ/SEZ infrastructure,
Provision of business services to EPZ/SEZ investors and
The provision of EPZ/SEZ licenses.
The Authority functions as a one stop shop for all prospective and existing investors. EPZA is a place whereby interested investor gets assistance in everything that is required before investing. It is an efficient and effective investment promotion agency, a ?one stop service centre for all investors?, engaging in the business of marketing Tanzania as an investment destination.
EPZA is there to help interested investors in providing efficiency, lowering the costs of moving from one place to another and minimize bureaucracy which saves time.