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Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority - TFDA

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Pharmacy is a store where medicinal drugs are dispensed and sold. Therefore, in Tanzania, pharmaceuticals selling license is issued by the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) and the manufacturer holds product license issued by the Authority as defined by Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 2003.


  • Make sure you are registered at TFDA.
  • Pay the prescribed fee.
  • No person shall manufacture for sale and sell without a valid licence.
  • No supply or store products unless registered.


  • Apply to the Director General TFDA.
  •  Send a copy to inspector of the area you intend to open the business.
  • Consult the inspector to inspect your business premise.
  • Submit the report to TFDA for approval.
  • If approved pay the prescribed fee.
  • Acquire registration certificate from the TFDA.

           License is renewable every year on 1st July.

Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 19-11-2015
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