Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-767  
NTB Type
7.4. Costly procedures  
Complaint
TFDA delays issuance of registration certificate causing Kenyan companies to lose out on trade. The finalization of the accepted label can take between 3-12 months. This additionally increase the cost of doing business as a manufacturer would have to pay certification fees more than three times to have one label approved due to the deadlines imposed in terms of getting labels approved. Kenya products have been stranded at the borders or manufacturers warehouse because they have not passed TFDA requirements.  
Status note
Tanzania informed the Regional Monitoring Committee meeting on 3rd May 2019, that TFDA had reduced the certification period from 3- 12 months to 45 days as per international requirements. She observed that most delays were caused by late submission of required information by agents at the time of processing the registration and therefore urged Partner States to respond to queries logged on them on time , to avoid unnecessary delays.  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Tanzania: Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2017-05-05  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2019-04-30  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2017-08-03 08:23  
Modified
2019-05-05 20:35