TBS stresses on need to goods certification

Posted On: Nov, 10 2022
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TBS stresses on need to goods certification

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has pledged to continue providing provide awareness to entrepreneurs in the country on the need to register and certify their goods as way to secure and expands their markets.

The TBS Northern Zone Head, Mr Deogratius Ngatunga told participants of the Tanzanite business exhibitions held in Babati Manyara Region over the weekend that there are immense benefits for entrepreneurs when they register and certify their goods.

"By registering and certifying their goods, entrepreneurs stay in a better chance to grow their business by expanding and accessing new regional and global markets," he said.

He said the exhibitions that were organised by the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) has been an important opportunity for providing education to entrepreneurs on the need to register and certify their goods.

He urged entrepreneurs to use the opportunity of registering and certifying goods because it is being provided by TBS free of charge.

Mr Ngatunga explained that for entrepreneurs' access this service from TBS they need to get an introductory letter from the Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) to kickstart the process.

He said by registering and certifying their goods at TBS, entrepreneurs get rid of various cross border impediments in accessing regional markets.

He said certified goods by the TBS give assurance to consumers on their safety and this is why it is important to check and identify the certification sign before use.

"Uncertified goods create doubts to consumers and entrepreneurs stay at a chance of losing market. It is from this backdrop that manufacturers are urged to register and certify their goods," he said.

He said East African countries have signed an agreement where goods once certified in one country of production then they are not obliged to undergo certification in the other countries.

"This is an important opportunity for manufacturers to certify their goods in order to access wide region