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Contract clearing agent
(last modified: 22/03/2018)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Clearing Agent

List of licensed clearing agents

Expected results



1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (original)
Written to TRA to prove the appointment of the clearing agent
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Commercial invo (Simple copy)
Of the consignment
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Packing list
Of the consignment to be imported
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tax Identification Number certificate (Simple copy)
Of a trader
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Bill of lading (original)


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Cost detail

Estimate your cost

USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
of CIF
Payment methods: cash, credit cards, check, Maxmalipo
But charges depend on negotiations between the trader and the clearing agent.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  10mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn

Legal justification

1. East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
Sections 147, 148

Additional information

All next steps which has direct contact with Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) are done by contracted registered clearing agent.

Recourse: Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Entity in charge

Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Mapato house, Edward Sokoine Drive, Mchafukoge, Ilala CBD, P.O. Box 11491, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255 222 119 591
Fax: +255 222 126 908
Email: info@tra.go.tz
Website: www.tra.go.tz
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Custom Service Centre

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Office is closed on public holiday

Person in charge

Richard Kayombo

Director for Taxpayer Services and Education
Tel: 0800 750 075 / 0800 780 078
Email: huduma@tra.go.tz, services@tra.go.tz
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