Pre-export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC) is a conformity assessment procedure used to verify that products to be imported to the country of destination are in conformity with the applicable national standards or approved international or foreign standards before shipment.
This scheme is for all imported goods except used motor vehicles, product which have been licensed to use ZBS Standard Mark and any products which has Standard mark from any bureau of standards from EAC partner states and wet cargo products (Petroleum Products).
Documentary Check: The service provider evaluates all the information provided by the exporter to verify whether the product complies with the required standard. If insufficient proof of conformity, samples will be taken for control testing in an accepted laboratory.
Certificate of Conformity issuance: With satisfactory inspection report, conformity documents and/or laboratory control test reports, the service provider evaluates the compliance of the products with the required Standards. If full compliancy is established, a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is issued.
CoC Collection: The exporter or the importer can collect the CoC from the service provider.
The importer brings the CoC to ZBS Import Inspection Office to be authenticated.
The authenticated CoC is used to clear the consignment with Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA).
There are three (3) routes under which importers can obtain certification of their imports. These routes are as follows:
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Currently, ZBS has three (3) Service Providers which are responsible for PVoC scheme, namely: