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Expert PVoC services for Tanzania

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AGILITYPR.NEWS / June 13, 2024 / SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, provides expert pre-export verification of conformity (PVoC) services for businesses, trade organizations and government agencies operating in Tanzania.

Initiated in February 2012, Tanzania’s PVoC program is regulated by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS); the primary body responsible for maintaining standards in the country. The scheme ensures products meet relevant standards, technical regulations and specifications, and requires authorized third-party companies to inspect and test them before they arrive in Tanzania.

Tanzania’s PVoC program is now in its fourth phase, which ends in July 2024. It is in place to provide consumer protection, ensure fair trade, competition and health and environmental safety, and aims to enhance trade facilitation through streamlined customs clearance processes for products subject to EAS.

SGS’s PVoC services provide expert guidance for businesses wishing to access Tanzanian markets quickly and compliantly. The verification process can be started with the submission of the following documents: a request for certification, pro forma invoice, quality management systems, conformity documents and a final invoice. Goods are then inspected and laboratory tests completed.

Three routes for demonstrating compliance and obtaining the mandatory certificate of conformity (CoC) are available: Route A, applicable to any goods or traders, Route B, recommended for frequent exporters with homogenous products and Route C, for manufacturers.

Tanzania’s PVoC regulations are there to protect consumers and ensure product quality. Businesses investing in compliance services and partnering with a trusted and experienced testing and inspection company such as SGS can get their products to market compliantly and without unnecessary delay.

Further details of SGS’s PVoC services for Tanzania are available in the Q2 PCA newsletter.

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