Substandard Imports Hurt Tanzania's Economy


The Confederation of Tanzania Industries has warned that an influx of substandard goods will discourage investment in the manufacturing sector and slow down economic growth.

Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda (third right) inspects a pharmaceutical factory in Dar es Salaam (file photo).

  • Tanzania:  EAC Eyes Soya Products Standardisation

    Tanzania Daily News, 27 November 2012

    THE East African Community (EAC) member states are finalising the establishment of standards meant to check the quality and safety of soya products as well as protecting consumers ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Uniform East African Community Standards Move Laudable

    Tanzania Daily News, 27 November 2012

    THE East African Community (EAC) member states are to adopt a uniform policy that will check standards of soya products in the region. When operational, the member states will have ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Kigoda Defends Decision to Disband 'Ineffective' TBs Board

    Tanzania Daily News, 23 November 2012

    INEFFICIENCIES and lack of accountability in the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) have been cited as the major reasons for the dissolution of the board of directors, with the ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  TBs Issues Conflicting Information on Water Brands

    Tanzania Daily News, 18 November 2012

    TANZANIA Bureau of Standards (TBS) has stammered over the registration of bottled Water manufacturers who were not in their certified list. read more »

  • Tanzania:  TFDA Sets Ablaze Goods Worth 22 Million/-

    Arusha Times, 17 November 2012

    The Tanzania Foods and Drugs Authority last week reduced to ashes a consignment of drugs, cosmetics and other consumables worth 22 million/- that were confiscated from various ... read more »

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