Tanzania

WAIVER REQUIREMENTS FOR  ​​TANZANIA / ​PVOC

A waiver is not necessary. BSC / CTN is not required.

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has implemented a series of guidelines known as a Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Program (PVoC) to ensure the quality of products.

A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) will be issued to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the applicable national standards or approved equivalents and technical regulations.

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) contracted 3-international companies - SGS, Intertek and Bureau Veritas to carry out this exercise.

Shipping Ports in Tanzania

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    ​Dar Es Salaam

Pre-Shipment Inspection for Tanzania

Under the PVoC program, all regulated products to be imported to Tanzania will undergo verification and testing in the country of supply and a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) will be issued to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the applicable national standards or approved equivalents and technical regulations. The CoC will be mandatory for Customs clearance.

The TBS has introduced the PCA Program to protect the country, consumers and local manufacturers from:  

  • Substandard products that may endanger public health, safety or the environment  

  • Counterfeit or unsafe products  

  • Unfair competition from imported goods which do not comply with the approved standards

Minimum value subjected to the programme : USD 1000

Information and Documents required for creating a COC Certificate

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    ​Pro-forma Invoice
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    ​Fumigation Certificate
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    ​Commercial Invoice

Shipping Goods Exempted from Tanzania COC Certificate

  • ​Toys and childcare products
  • ​Electrical and electronic products
  • ​Automotive products
  • ​Chemical and household products (furniture, paper products)
  • ​Mechanical materials and gas appliances
  • ​Food and agricultural products
  • ​Selected safety equipment
  • ​Used products

Prohibited Goods for Import to Tanzania

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    Counterfeits
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    Used/re-treated tyres
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    Narcotics and internationally prohibited drugs are prohibited.

Restrictive Goods Shipping to Tanzania

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    Live animals
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    plants
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    Firearms and ammunitions
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    All above require permits from relevant authorities.
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