Trade between Tanzania and France is still low at around 200 million Euros in favour of Paris, as authorities in both sides figure ways of increasing the volume. Trade figures, according to French Embassy in Dar es Salaam, shows Tanzania imported goods worth 135 million euros while exported 70 million euros in 2016. France Embassy's Economic and Trade Advisor, Beatrice Alperte said trade volume from either side was low as most are pharmaceutical from Paris and raw agricultural goods from Dar. "This volume is very low... it's our sincere hope the France- Tanzania Business Forum will alter the figures to better," Ms Alperte told the 'Daily News' ahead of Tanzania- France business forum which begins in Dar es Salaam today. The private sector led fourday forum aims at strengthening and nurturing trade initiatives whose ultimate goal is to improve the two countries' business partnership.