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Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority - TFDA

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Cosmetics are care substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds, some being derived from natural sources, many being synthetic.


  • Resident of Tanzania or a company incorporated in Tanzania.
  • All application documents must be in English or Kiswahili.
  • Submit samples, documents, and information and give clarification as the case may be.
  • Shall be charged half of the prescribed fee.
  • Complies with the National Standards or, International Standards.
  • Complies with requirements prescribed.
  • Complies with the criteria for total viable contend absence of  specific organisms.


  • Apply for Registration of the Cosmetic to the Authority (TFDA).
  • Submit a duly filled in Application Form with two samples of the product.
  • Submit both in hard copy and in electronic form on a CD-Rom in a PDF format, bookman old style point 12.
  • Submit separate application for each product or product variant.
  • Pay Evaluation and registration fee of US$75.00 for imported or US$ 45.00 for locally manufactured cosmetic.
  • The authority shall grant registration of a cosmetic if satisfied.


Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 23-11-2015
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