The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) started to inspect used motor vehicles in 2002, since then international tenders are advertised to look for qualified agents/companies to inspect vehicles on behalf of TBS. The former tender expired in 2014 hence TBS re-advertised international tender for inspection of used motor vehicles from Japan and United Arab Emirates. Companies which won international tender and their inspection fee charges are as follow:
Therefore we remind all importers of used motor vehicles from Japan and United Arab Emirates that, it is a MUST to inspect all used motor vehicles before they are shipped to Tanzania.
Legal action will be taken against whoever contravene with this notice. This will include 30% penalty of CIF value plus inspection fee at destination point of USD 140 and USD 125 for used vehicles from Japan and United Arab Emirates respectively.