Security officials estimate that up to 35 to 40 percent of all goods sold in markets in Dar es Sallam, Tanzania are counterfeit products.
Most of the fake goods originate from Asia, with China being the primary export of counterfeits to the country.
The counterfeit goods market from China has increased as legitimate trade between the two countries increases as well. The volume of trade increased from $688 Million in 2007 to $2.6 Billion in 2013.
China is the second largest investor in Tanzania and the third largest trading partner.
Source: Sebastuab Nrubdijim “Influx of fake goods in Dar dismays Chinese companies,” September 17, 2013.