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News and Events

25
Nov
2016

TBS Commemorate World standards day 2016

Feature Articles | Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), a statutory organization under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment, was established in 1975 and became operational as a National standards Institute in 1976 as the government agency to promote the development and application of standards as well as conformity assessment processes. Throughout the years, TBS has been consistently serving the needs of the nation in accordance with its mandate. Like all other national standards bodies in the world, TBS celebrates… Read More
04
Dec
2015

39 years on, TBS goes stronger each passing day

Feature Articles | Thirty-nine years of humble beginning and tremendous growth, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) management has shown the spirit and drive to restore public confidence in the country's sole standards regulator. Read More
04
Dec
2015

Conformity assessment reduces Destination Inspection

Feature Articles | CONFORMITY assessment on export and import procedure has proved viable based on international agreements on international trade and the TBS Standards Act 2 of 2009. Read More
04
Dec
2015

Long way in search of product quality

Feature Articles | For us in Tanzania we have come a long way in our search for quality and standardization, and we still have many kilometres to go in our journey towards attaining excellence. Read More
04
Dec
2015

Manufacturers need to build strong corporate brands

Feature Articles | TANZANIAN companies, especially those in the manufacturing sector, can build strong corporate brands to position them well to penetrate the global market and compete with other brands. Read More
04
Dec
2015

Survey: Price factor ignites demand of counterfeits

Feature Articles | THE high cost of genuine products in the local market has created an insatiable demand for cheap products among Tanzanian consumers, reveals a recent survey. Read More
04
Dec
2015

TBS gears up to establish zonal laboratories

Feature Articles | PLANS are afoot for the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) to establish zonal laboratories in the country to lessen dependence on the nine laboratories based at the head office in Dar es Salaam. Read More
04
Dec
2015

Three more offices established to monitor products

Feature Articles | TANZANIA Bureau of Standards (TBS) has opened three more offices at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and at Mtukula and Rusumo border posts to oversee quality of imported goods. Read More
04
Dec
2015

Younger generation targeted for standards awareness

Feature Articles | IN a calculated effort aimed to create awareness of standardization to the young generation, Tanzania Bureau of Standards has organized an essay competition for secondary schools to mark this year's World Standards Day. Read More
28
May
2014

Understanding the concept of food poisoning

Feature Articles | By Anna Mhalu, Quality Assurance Officer

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating foods or drinking water that has harmful bacteria, bacterial toxins, parasites or viruses. These harmful germs are mostly found in raw meat, chicken, fish, and eggs, but they can spread to any type of food. They can also grow on food that is left out on counters or outdoors or is stored too long before you eat it. Sometimes food poisoning happens when people do not wash their hands before they touch… Read More