ZBS under Certification Section operates two Certification Schemes; namely:
The Product Certification Scheme allows manufacturers whose products have conformed to Zanzibar standards to use the ‘ZBS Standards Mark of Quality' on their products. The scheme requires that the product complies with relevant Zanzibar standards.
The ZBS Standards Quality Mark is a symbol which manufacturers may use to promote their products and consumers seek as prima evidence of quality.
The ZBS Standards Quality Mark on a product indicates that samples of the product are independently and routinely tested and certified by ZBS against relevant Zanzibar standards. The Standards Mark is a sign of product quality and gives assurance to both manufacturers and consumers that the products can be used safely and reliably.
The ZBS Standards Quality Mark makes people buy products with confidence. On the other hand, it protects the manufacturers from competing with inferior products and enables them to prove to the market that their products satisfy all the requirements specified in the standards.
The Tested Product Certification Scheme is a scheme whereby the Bureau does not issue a standard quality mark for a product but which otherwise complies with appropriate standard as specified by the product specification and approved by the Technical Committee of the Bureau.
For: ZBS mark and Tested Product Certifications Scheme
|Inspection fees||TZS 50,000/=|
|Testing||Varies depending on the type of product|
|Accommodation and transport||Varies depending on location|
|Inspection cost and purchase||100,000/= (fixed) of market samples|
|Testing of surveillance||Varies depending on product and number of sample|
|Inspection fee||2 x 50,000/=|
|Testing of Surveillance Samples||2 x testing fees.|
Aim and Benefits of Certification Services.
Certification helps the consumer to choose products that meet the requirements of the specified standard, are suitable for the purpose and are safe from hazards to life and property;
Certification gives a buyer greater confidence in the integrity of the product,
Certification streamlines the production process and introduces a quality assurance system for ensuring conformity of the product to the standard; Certification enhances the marketability of products and provides an opportunity for competing with similar products and building a better image of the product both in the domestic and the international market;
Certification helps to reduce technical barriers to trade, as the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade recognizes certification as an instrument to prevent technical barriers and as an important factor in the furtherance of international trade.
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