Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-714  
NTB Type
6.7. Other  
Complaint
TFDA registers injectables as per pack size and treats each product by itself rendering retaining licences for the product very expensive.  
Status note
During the meeting of the NTBs Focal Points held on 19- 21 August 2019, Tanzania reported that the Bilateral meeting between Kenya and Tanzania held in December 2018, agreed that each country should to continue charging their domestic fees until when the process of harmonization is completed. Immediate implementation. The meeting called on the EAC Secretariat to facilitate the harmonization of food safety standards in the region.  
Progress update note
1. At the 21st meeting of the EAC Regional Forum on NTBs, Tanzania undertook to investigate and report back.
2. During the Bilateral meeting held in December 2018, Tanzania reported that PSSs should instruct that the Issues related to TFDA be discussed by the EAC Standards Committee where food and drug authorities are members to advice if these are NTBs and resolve them. The Meeting recommended that the Task Force established by the Standards Committee should analyse all the fees and charges applicable to food, drugs and cosmetics and make appropriate recommendations by March 2019.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Tanzania: Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2016-06-30  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2019-08-21  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2016-07-13 13:37  
Modified
2019-08-21 21:26