Tanzania Tobacco Board is a crop regulatory body established under the Tobacco Industry Act No. 24 of 2001 (as amended by Crop Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act No. 20 of 2009). The main regulatory responsibilities of the Board as mandated by Section five (5) of the aforementioned legislation are:-

  • Formulation, implementation and enforcement of policies guidelines and standards aimed at regulating and improving the performance of the tobacco industry in Tanzania;
  • Provision of advice to the Minister responsible for Agriculture and Government in general on all matters related to the tobacco Industry; and
  • Promotion and development of a conducive environment for effective and fair competition to all stakeholders in the tobacco industry.


Excellence in provision of regulatory, advisory and promotional services for the tobacco industry


To render timely and quality services to tobacco growers and tobacco traders in terms of registration, technical backstopping, and facilitation of private sector contribution in the tobacco industry for enhanced and sustainable growth for the sector’s and country’s benefits