TBS Milestone reached in enhancing quality standards compliance

Posted On: Apr, 30 2024
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Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) said as Tanzania has just marked 60th Union anniversary, significant strides have been reached in enhancing compliance to the country's quality standards in the production of goods and services.

The TBS Marketing Officer, Mussa Luhombero said in Dar es Salaam at the weekend that the six decades of the Tanganyika-Zanzibar Union has witnessed remarkable achievements in ensuring local producers meet the country's quality standards.

"Most producers of goods and services are complying with the country's quality standards which are fundamental for consumers' health safety and key in penetrating local and global markets," he said.

Mr Luhombero was speaking during the trade exhibitions to commemorate 60th Union anniversary of Tanzania Union in Dar es Salaam at the weekend.

He said TBS has continued to provide education to various groups of entrepreneurs as well as small, medium and large scale manufacturers on the need to meet the country's quality standards.

"Quality standards are an important prerequisite for manufacturers and entrepreneurs in accessing and expanding market outreach domestically and internationally," he noted.

He said TBS used the 60th Tanzania Union trade fair to provide education to various groups including producers, small and medium entrepreneurs as well as importers on various quality standards and why they should comply to grab immense market opportunities.

He said after meeting and complying with all the required TBS procedures, entrepreneurs acquire the quality mark of standards that will make their products more competitive in domestic and global markets.

He said for importers, the education provided by TBS is of paramount importance so as to import only those products that meet the country's standards.

For example, with this education, dealers in cosmetic products get to understand those which are registered and allowed in the country and the ones that are banned.

Mr Luhombero urged the public to buy and use goods that meet the TBS quality standards as way to protect their health and also support the country's efforts to eliminate low quality products from the market.

On his part, Mr Hamza Kamba, cosmetic dealer said the education provided by TBS has opened his mind and now understand the procedures needed to import registered cosmetic products for use in the domestic market.