Importers and Exporters of foodstuff have been urged to obtain radioactivity analysis certificate (RAC) from the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) through the ONLINE application system.
The call has been given by the head of technical services and radiation protection of the TAEC, Mr. YesayaSungita in a special interview about the provision of the RACs currently taking place through online systemand not like before whereby applicants had to physically visit TAEC offices to obtain RACs.
The Online applications system started on April this year where currently stakeholders should submit their application of RACs through rac.taec.go.tz and the manual applications are not acceptable.
Sungita has said that since the start of the online applications has simplified the procedures and reduced time to four hours to obtain the RACs after clients paid the required fees and submitted the sample to the nearest TAEC office.
“Here customers should fill the application forms by providing the correct and out the accuracy information that will allow smooth evaluation of these applications and endorsement, Sungita said.
Sungita has said that using this online system the customer will be able to request direct consent through the system and given the cost and the control number for payments and that after the payment is completed the customer can receive the information for sample delivery and analysis is done and therefore the RACs can be printed by Clients.
Customers are obliged to bring the samples to the nearest TAEC zones and border offices and not necessary to the headquarters of the Atomic Tanzania Energy Commission. Major improvements have been made in border and Zonal Offices equipping them with facilities for Radioactivity analysis and measurements, so the client will choose in which the nearest office will be favorably to bring their samples.
Also Mr. Sungita said that this system of requesting and issuing of radiation permits through online system is expected to help reduce the possibility of Covid- 19 virus infections, to TAEC stakeholders and clients by reducing unnecessary congestion of visiting TAEC offices physically