TÜV Rheinland appointed as an authorized Conformity Assessment Body by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) / Safeguarding consumers in Tanzania from substandard products

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), the national standards body for the United Republic of Tanzania, for the Pre-Shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC) program, has appointed TÜV Rheinland as a Conformity Assessment Body. As an authorized body under this program, TÜV Rheinland can provide inspection services and issue a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for mandatory customs clearance for consignments exported to the country. The CoC verifies that goods imported into Tanzania conform to applicable national and international standards, as defined by the TBS list of regulated products.

In line with this appointment, Fares Naouri, Senior Vice President of Government Inspections and International Trade (GIIT) at TÜV Rheinland highlighted, “We are delighted with the authorization by Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) of TÜV Rheinland as a Conformity Assessment Body for its PVoC program, as Tanzania is an important trade hub and strategic market in the East African region. Through our pre-shipment verification services, we aim to safeguard consumers in Tanzania from substandard products and assure compliance of exported goods to national and international standards.”

Seamless entry for goods with the Certificate of Conformity

As part of the Pre-Shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC) process, TÜV Rheinland experts will conduct conformity assessments on regulated products to verify compliance with the TBS regulations. Following a successful assessment, the Certificate of Conformity will be issued, allowing exporters and importers to gain a seamless entry for their goods into the Tanzanian market with a fast-track customs clearance process.

The regulated products under the PVoC program for Tanzania include:
1) Toys and sports
2) Electrical and electronics
3) Automotive
4) Chemical products
5) Mechanical material and gas appliances
6) Furniture (wood and metal articles)
7) Paper and stationery
8) Safety (Personal Protective Equipment)
9) Food and food products
10) Used products

“By leveraging our vast network of experts and labs, and over 150 years of experience, exporters and importers aiming to enter the Tanzanian market can expect a quick customs clearance process without compromising adherence to national or international standards for their shipments. TÜV Rheinland, as a gateway for global trade, aims to support the dynamic flow of consignments and goods by ensuring the safe, seamless, speedy, and regulatory-compliant entry into the country of destination through our verification of conformity services”, added Fares Naouri.

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