Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)

Help available from the Tanzania Revenue Authority:

Taxes issues, Register for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Register for Value Added Tax (VAT) number, Register for payment, Submit VAT Return, Customs license management. There is also a Swahili language option available.

Toll free in Tanzania
0800 750 075
0800 780 078
0713 800 333

Alternative Number
+255 22 2119343

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)

Help available from Tanzania Bureau of Standards:

Certification Services, Destination Inspection (DI), Information Centre, Metrology Services, Nation Packaging Technology Centre (PTC) and National Enquiry Point (NEP).

Testing and Calibration Procedures

Testing Services / Facilities

Training and Consultancy Services

Ubungo Area, Morogoro Road / Sam Nujoma Road
PO Box 9524, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

+255 22 245 0298
+255 22 245 0206
+255 22 245 0949

+255 22 245 0959

Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

The Business Registrations and Licensing Agency is mandated to register companies, business names and intellectual property rights such as patents of inventions, industrial designs, trade and service marks and we issue industrial licenses.

Help available includes procedures to get information about licensing issues.

Jengo la USHIRIKA (TFC, Mtaa wa Lumumba)

+ 255 222 180 141

Direct line
+255 222 181 344

Tanzania Food Drugs Authority (TFDA)

Help available from Tanzania Food Drugs Authority:

Information about meeting the required set standards for Food and Drugs, TFDA Guidelines, Food Control Guidelines.

+255 743 110 564

+255 743 110 974

Tanzania Warehousing Licensing Board (TWLB)

Tanzania Warehousing Licensing Board provides information about warehouses. The licensing and License procedures are found under the Government Notice published march 2016 under the Warehouse Receipt Act (Cap 339) made under section 79.

NIC Kitegauchumi, Horofa ya 12, Wing "B”
Mtaa wa Samora S.L.P. 38093, Dar es-Salaam, TANZANIA

+255 552 128 691

+255 222 128 692

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.

ISO International Standards help businesses of any size and sector reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets.

For small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), standards can help to:

  • Build customer confidence that your products are safe and reliable
  • Meet regulation requirements, at a lower cost
  • Reduce costs across all aspects of your business
  • Gain market access across the world

+41 22 749 01 11

+41 22 733 34 30

Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA)

Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority provides information about transportation and how companies can access and utilize the transport system.

SUMATRA focuses on the key issues of price, quality of service/ products, and competition in the Surface and Marine Transport Sub-sectors. The regulations are aimed, on one hand, at protecting the rights of consumers to transport services, and on the other hand, to protect the financial viability of efficient providers. Determining and/or monitoring national and international benchmarks which can be used in determining the reasonableness of charges, rates and tariffs charged by the providers of goods and services. Promoting Surface and Marine Transport services. Ensuring effective competition in Rail, Road, Marine, Ports and Shipping Services.

TPA Control Tower, 7th Floor, Kivukoni
P.O.Box 3093
Ilala, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

+255 222 129 325
+255 222 129 326
+255 222 129 327

+255 222 129 326

Environmental Assessment Guidance

The Environmental Assessment Guidance provides Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within Tanzania with an awareness of environmental issues as well as opportunities to realize business value from solving environmental challenges.

Abraham Wairisal, Lindi Environmental Advisor

+255 745 281 730

Lindsey Park, Mwanza Environmental Advisor

+255 746 105 900