The establishment of the TCCIA was an important step in moving on from a centralized, planned economy towards a more open, mixed economy giving full scope to privately owned enterprises and farms.
TCCIA has opened regional offices in all 26 regions of mainland Tanzania and over 90 district centres, which are autonomous in their operational activities. Assistance by Swedish governmental development agency-SIDA has played a vital role in establishment of the regional and district Chambers especially in providing training, office equipment and mobilization/sensitization of the business community.
These autonomous TCCIA Chambers in 26 regions of the country link the private sector to the Government with a view of promoting the development of private enterprise. By linking issues central to business, the Chamber serves an arena where dialogue with the government serves to promote sustained growth and development of the private sector.
To become an efficient, sustainable and most preferred role model business member based organization in Tanzania, Africa and in the world.
"To facilitate Private Sector Development in Tanzania by providing exceptional value to members and business community through the provision of demand driven advocacy, business Informediary, linkages , business development services and other relevant services in a more professional, resourceful and sustainable manner."