MEDICINES AND DEVICES LICENCES FROM TMDA shareThe Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) is the primary organization for registration of premises, products and issuance of licenses to businesses trading products related to drugs and medical services.
The objective of TMDA is to protect the health of consumers against hazards associated with medicines, herbal drugs and medical devices.
Any person interested in selling, storing or manufacturing of drugs and medical devices must register the business premise with TMDA before commencing the business operation. In addition, he/she should obtain business license for trading specific product.
Licenses are usually renewed at intervals of one year (usually on 1st July each year). These licenses include those for manufacturing, wholesale, retail and those for import and export businesses.
After registering the premise (factory, warehouse or shop) and obtaining business license, a trader must register a product he/she is intending to sell or produce.
Application for premise registration and business license are usually done simultaneously.
TMDA activities are governed by the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Act, Cap 219 of 2019