Promotion of Domestics Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers

How does TMDA Promote Domestic Manufacturers?

  • Established a special desks at TMDA and TIC to offer technical support to investors
  • Conduct facilitative GMP inspections
  • Offer training to the technical staff
  • Prepare IEC materials
  • No charges for importation of raw materials
  • Offer support in procurement of manufacturing equipment
  • Support in tender and bidding process
  • Engage with EAC and SADC in promotion of regional pharmaceutical companies
  • Mainstreaming of GMP guidelines at regional level

Why Invest in the Tanzanian Pharmaceutical Industry?

  • Exemption of VAT for manufacturing equipment
  • Reduced application processing timelines
  • No retention fees
  • Abolishing importation fees for raw materials
  • Assisted exportation for finished products

How to Establish a manufacturing plant in Tanzania?

  • Apply for registration of premises
  • Start construction of the facility after approval from TMDA
  • Apply for GMP inspection once the construction is completed
  • Apply for marketing authorization of your products

Detailed information is available in the Procedure for Establishing a Pharmaceutical Plant in Tanzania.

list of manufacturing facilities under construction in Tanzania

No. Name Location Type of products
Region District/Area
1. Zenufa Laboratories (T) Ltd Dar es Salaam No. 131/132, Kipawa, Industrial Area Human Medicines oral solids liquids)
2. Shelys Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dar es Salaam Plot No. 696, Block No. 32, New Bagamoyo Road, Mwenge Human Medicines oral solids liquids
3. Mansoor Daya Chemical Industries Ltd Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 2999, Dar es Salaam. Nyerere Road near TTC and Sigara, Dar es Salaam Human Medicines oral solids liquids
4. Keko Pharmaceuticals (1997) Ltd Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 40164, Dar es Salaam. Adjacent to the Medical Stores Department, Keko Mwanga Human medicines oral solids
5. Prince Pharmaceuticals Ltd Mwanza Plot No. 4/1, Buhongwa Industrial Area, P.O. Box 11415 Human medicines External preparations
6. A.A Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dar es Salaam Plot No. 31,MbeziJuu, P.O. Box 105036, Human medicines External preparations
7. Sri Balaj Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dar es Salaam Ilala/Plot No. 12, Nyerere Road, Vingunguti, P.O Box 40201, Human medicines External preparations
8. Farmers Centre, Veterinary Pharmaceutical Factory Dar es Salaam Ilala/Plot No. 32 Block A, Industrial Area, P.O. Box 22779, Dar es Salaam Veterinary medicines Oral Liquids and powder
9. TVI (Tanzania Vaccines Institute Pwani Kibaha/ Lulanzi Industrial Area/ P.O.Box 30137, Kibaha.Pwani Veterinary Vaccines

Furthermore, twelve (12) facilities were under construction of which eight (9) are for human medicine and three (3) are for veterinary medicine. The dosage forms expected to be manufactured by these facilities include Large Volume Parenterals (LVP), Oral Liquids, powders, tablets, vaccines, topical formulations, creams, ointments and ophthalmic preparations. The list of the facilities that are under construction and products to be manufactured is as indicated below;

No. Name Location Type of products
1. Kairuki Pharmaceuticals Industry Ltd (KPIL) Pwani Plot No. 192, Zegereni Industrial Area , Kibaha Human medicines (large volume parenterals /IV fluids)
2. Biotec Laboratories Ltd Pwani Plot No. 60 62, Lulanzi, Kibaha Veterinary medicines Oral liquids and Powder
3. VistaPharma Ltd Pwani Plot No. 4, Zegereni Industrial Area, Kibaha Human medicines Oral liquids and Tablets
4. Hester Biosciences Africa Ltd Pwani Kitalu Na. 11 12, Tamco Industrial Estate – Kibaha Veterinary Vaccines
5. Afrikana Pharmaceuticals Ltd Pwani Kisemvule, Mkuranga Human medicines Topical formulations
6. Alfa Pharmaceuticals Ltd Dar es Salaam Plot No. 14, Mbagala, Temeke Human medicines Large volume parenterals /IV fluids
7. Afravet/Novel Vaccines and Biological Company Ltd (NOVABI) Morogoro Plot No. 91-96, Plot A, Kihonda, Morogoro Veterinary Vaccines
8. Farm Access Limited Arusha Ngaramtoni Ilkiushin, Arumeru Veterinary Medicines Oral Liquids and powder
9. Cure Afya Pharmaceuticals Ltd Pwani Kerege, Bagamoyo Human Medicines (External preparations), tablets, creams and Ointments
10. Emedics Pharmaceuticals Ltd Pwani Kerege, Bagamoyo Human Medicines (External preparations), tablets, creams and Ointments
11. Vine Vision Infusion Ltd Arusha Plot No. 1053 Moshomo, Arusha Human ophthalmic preparations
12. National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Dar es Salaam Mabibo,Dar es Salaam Human herbal medicines