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Warehouse Receipts Regulatory Board
NIC Investment House 12th Floor, Wing "B"
Samaro Street
P. O. Box 38093
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone: +255 552 128 691
Fax: +255 222 128 692
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About SWRS Project in Tanzania

This project of Strengthening Warehouse Receipts is Sponsored by Alliance Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA) and the government of Tanzania. It started in January 2013 and will complete within three (3) years (i.e. 2013 - 2015). The main goal of this project is to enhance rural live hoods by increasing farm produce quality and profitability, through the development of warehouse receipt system.

The main activities of the project includes:-

  • i. Promotion of Privately and publicly run warehousing systems and the enhancement of warehouse receipts systems
  • ii. Carrying out inventory of warehousing infrastructure.
  • iii. Adopting criteria for licensing warehouses and operators.
  • iv. Facilitating the promulgation of supportive warehouse protocols.
  • v. Develop electronic WRS.
  • vi. Development of quality assurance and certification system.
  • vii. Build capacity of smallholder farmers.

About WRS

The Warehouse Receipts System (WRS) denotes a kind of trade by which commodities are stored in a Licensed Warehouse(s), the owner of the commodity receives Warehouse Receipts which certifying the title of deposited commodities as of specific ownership, value, type, quantity and quality (grades). The Warehouse Receipt facilitates storage, future trade and access to credit, without necessarily moving the said commodities from the licensed warehouse. The Warehouse Receipts is therefore a document in hard or soft form issued in the warehouse by the Warehouse Operator, stating the commodities certified in the Receipts are held in the warehouse and at the disposal of the person named thereon. Read more