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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
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
Shipping Goods Exempted from Tanzania COC Certificate
Prohibited Goods for Import to Tanzania
Restrictive Goods Shipping to Tanzania
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