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Preliminary registration and licences
Business Licence is a legal document issued by government agencies that grants the user the right to operate any form of trade, commerce, craftsmanship or specified profession carried on for profit or gain (business) within government's geographical jurisdiction.
Any businesses line in Tanzania should obtain its own business licence from the Government agency mandated to issue Business Licence. Businesses that deal with international trade are required to obtain class "A" business licence from Business Registrations and Licensing Agency.
Depending on the nature of the business, several licences may be required to cover different types of activities. For example, a firm processing shirts may require a licence to process and sell the shirts locally and a licence to export the finished products.
Registration of premises for medical or in vitro diagnostic devices
Premise registration is a mandatory requirement for a trader who intends to deal with distribution, storage and importation of medical or in vitro diagnostic products. The premise registration certificate is only issued to registered medical or in vitro diagnostics dealers and is regulated by the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA)
Medical devices or in vitro diagnosis device import permit
Medical or in vitro diagnosis device import permit is issued by Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA)to a firm/trader who wishes to import registered medical or in vitro diagnostic device. To access online service as medical or in vitro diagnosis device importer, applicants are required to register with TMDA service online portal and be issued with user credentials.
Clearance of medical or in vitro diagnosis devices through the port of Dar es Salaam
Import of medical devices is regulated by Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority who issue product registration certificates for all new products, licences & certificates, and import permits per consignment. For more information on how to import your consignment of medical devices through Dar es salaam port, click on the link.
Full procedure (for a first time trader)
Import medical device or in vitro diagnostic through port of Dar es salaam
This procedure sequentially compiles the licences, permits and clearance steps to be fulfilled by a registered business owner importing a consignment of medical devices through the Port of Dar es salaam.