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Tanzania standards regulator cracks down

Published on January 19, 2016

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has started a crackdown to get rid of substandard products in the local market. 

“We will work together with local government authorities to get rid of these products, it should be noted that used tyres have been cited as among factors causing motor accidents in the country. Even new tyres have expiry date of eight years even if they have not been used,” Joseph Masikitiko,  the TBS Director General said last week. 

The present crackdown includes targeting local and foreign shipments before they reach the market. 

According to TBS, the shipments targeted comprise petroleum and their products that are shipped into the country and that defaulters may be subjected to a fine of Tsh.50 million ($22,727) or face a three-year jail term. Read more. Source | East African Business Week