Tanzania Roadworthiness Inspection



This service involves the conducting of pre- export road safety (roadworthiness) inspection of used motor vehicles from Japan destined for use within the Republic of Tanzania.

This enables only roadworthy and environmentally friendly vehicles to enter the country, thereby ensuring that Tanzania does not become a dumping ground for poor quality used vehicles.

Right-hand and left-hand drive vehicles are allowed entry into Tanzania. There is currently no age restriction for used vehicles imported into Tanzania.


Q: What are the important factors of the Tanzania roadworthiness inspection?
A: The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) requires that a pre-shipment roadworthiness inspection is carried out on all used vehicle imports from Japan. This inspection has been initiated to minimize the risk of highly radiated and unroadworthy vehicles entering the Tanzania market, thus ensuring health, safety and environmental protection for Tanzanians.

Q: Application and inspection procedure?
A: Please note the following:
  • The vehicle must pass the road worthiness inspection, and this includes the use of calibrated equipment for testing of braking systems, side-slip, radiation levels, emissions and lighting etc.
  • There is no age restriction applied for vehicle imports into Tanzania.
  • Right-hand drive and Left-hand drive vehicles can be imported.
  • Not to be considered a mechanical inspection.
Q: What is the inspection fee?
A: Road Worthiness Inspection fee (per unit inclusive of tax) is $150 – One price for all vehicles regardless of engine size.

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