Tanzania Standards

TBS has an established National Standardization System through which national standards are formulated. This system is based on the worldwide 'consensus principle' which works through the use of technical committees.

These committees draw members from all stakeholder groups including industries, government ministries and institutions, research institutions, institutions of higher learning, business organizations and consumers. So far TBS has been able to finalize more than 1,000 Tanzania standards.

The finalized standards include product standards, test methods, codes of practice and codes of hygiene. The standards cover various sectors of the economy including food and agriculture, chemicals, textiles and leather, engineering, environment and general techniques.

The ‘tbs’ Mark Certification Scheme
TBS operates the ‘tbs’Mark Certification scheme, which allows manufacturers who have conformed with Tanzania standards to use the ‘tbs’ Standards Mark of Quality on their products. The ‘tbs’ Standards Mark of Quality on a product indicates that samples of that product are independently and routinely tested and certified by TBS against the relevant Tanzania standards. The ‘tbs’ Mark is a registered trademark owned by TBS.

Licence to use the Mark is granted only to manufacturers conforming to the rigorous quality auditing requirements of the Standards Mark licencing procedures. The Mark is a sign of product quality and gives assurance to both manufacturers and buyers that the product can be used safely and reliably.

The ‘tbs’ Mark make people buy with confidence. On the other hand, it protects the manufacturers from competing with inferior products and proves to the market that their products satisfy all the requirements specified in the standards.