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Ministry of Industry and Trade

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A Broker is an individual or firm which acts as an intermediary between a buyer and seller, usually charging a commission. For this reason, Brokerage account is an arrangement between an investor and a licensed brokerage firm that allows the investor to deposit funds with the firm and place investment orders through the brokerage, which then carries out the transactions on the investor's behalf.


  • Copy of your passport/Identity Card or Driving License.
  • Pay the prescribed fee.


  • Complete the CDS Account Opening Form.
  •  Return it to your broker to be assigned a CDS account number.
  • Complete the Broker’s Account Opening Form.
  • Attach your copy of passport/ID/ Driving License.
  • Mail the original CDS form to your broker.
  • Wire Funds to Your Brokerage Account.
  • Submit a Trade Order.


  • It is not possible to have stock dividends deposited directly into a Tanzanian  brokerage account. You must instead opt to receive a Tanzanian Shilling denominated dividend.
Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 29-10-2018
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