Tanzania RWI



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This contracted assignment with the Tanzania Bureau of Standards involves the conducting of pre- export road worthiness 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 drive vehicles are allowed into Tanzania. While there is currently no age restriction for used vehicles imported into Tanzania, a pre-shipment roadworthiness inspection is required for all imports.


Q: What are the important factors of the Tanzania roadworthiness inspection?
A: The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) requires that a pre-shipment inspection for roadworthiness be carried out on all used vehicles imported into the Republic of Tanzania. EAA Company Limited has been contracted to TBS as an authorized inspection agency for the pre-shipment inspection for roadworthiness of used vehicles. This inspection has been initiated by TBS to minimize the risk of unsafe and substandard vehicles entering the Tanzania market, thus ensuring health, safety and environmental protection for Tanzanians. All used vehicles must meet the requirements of this important safety Pre-export inspection. Please ensure inspections are completed prior to export.

Q: Application and inspection procedure?
A: Please note the following:
  • The vehicle must pass the mandated roadworthiness 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.
  • Should the pre-shipment inspection not be completed prior to the vehicle export, TBS will impose a penalty of 30% of the CIF value of the vehicle, in addition to the full cost of an inspection in Tanzania.
Q: What is the inspection fee?
A: Inspection fee (per unit inclusive of tax) is USD$150.00 – One price for all vehicles regardless of engine size.

Book your Tanzania Roadworthiness inspection on-line here.  Or..
Download a Tanzania Roadworthiness Inspection form here.

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