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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.
The Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) regulates all radioactive materials that contain radioactive elements and equipment that produce radioactive waves in Tanzania. TAEC certifies that foods are radioactive free which is a market requirement depending on the destination of the goods. The certificate is issued per consignment.
Import of medicine is regulated by Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) who issue product registration certificates for all new products, licences & certificates, and import permits per consignment. Most medicine is exported through JNIA and clearance is done by contracted clearing and forwarding agent. For more information on how to import your consignment of medicine through JNIA, click on the link.