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Obtain raw cashewnuts buying licence for exporters  (3) expand_more expand_less
Participate in cashewnut auction  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cashewnut consignment  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cashewnut export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain radioactivity analysis certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Custom and port clearance of cashewnuts (Mtwara port)  (16) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 19 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural Trade Management Information System (ATMIS) (x 3)
Cashewnut Board of Tanzania (CBT)
Cooperative unions (x 3)
PMS system (x 2)
Online RAC application (x 2)
Mobile E payment (x 3)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission, Southern Zone -Mtwara office (x 2)
Certificate of origin electronic management, verification and issuance. (x 2)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Ministry of Agriculture (x 2)
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 2)
Customs Exercise Department -Mtwara (x 4)
TPA Electronic Payment Portal (TePP)
Tanzania Port Authority-Mtwara (x 5)
Cargo System

Results 10 expand_more expand_less

Raw cashewnut buying licence for export
Produce Dispatch Note (PDN)
Cashewnut consignment
Raw cashewnuts export permit
Radioactivity analysis certificate
EAC certificate of origin
Shipping order
Phytosanitary certificate
Stamped bank deposit slip
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Business licence (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 3)
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate
Value Added Tax (VAT) registration certificate
Coloured passport size photo
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Stamped bank payment slip
Bid application letter
Sales invoice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 4)
Release warrant
Warehouse receipt
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Control number (TAEC)
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification (x 2)
Packing list (x 3)
TCCIA account numbers
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Plant import permit from importing country (x 3)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Self assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Eport permit from responsible regulatory authority
Control number (phs)
Raw cashewnuts export permit (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin
Stamped radioactivity analysis certificate (x 2)
Control number (TRA)
Shipping order
Shipping order with TRA release stamp (x 4)
TPA payment note (x 2)
Driver details
TPA receipt (x 3)
Delivery note (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Stamped delivery note

Estimated cost TZS  20,054,000 +USD  242

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TZS 20,000,000
Between 50 and 100 Metric tonnes
TZS 35,000
Certificate of radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 20 million
TZS 5,000
Fee for certificate of origin for EAC countries
TZS 2,000
Printing cost for certificate of origin
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
USD  15 per Consignment
Phytosanitary certificate fee
Equivalent to Tshs
for export certification fee. This fee applies to all consignment
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 0 -
15 % Free On Board (FOB)
Export duty fee for raw cashewnuts
USD 80
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
TZS 12,000
Paid annual

Total Duration 3d  - 11d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 11d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 25mn 6h. 40mn
Attention at counter: 1d 1/2 3d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 1/2 7d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 38, 41, 73, 75, 76, 82, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 187, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 40, 44, 45, 46, 53, 88, 89
Guideline standard operation procedures for the year 2020/21 Guideline standard operation procedures for the year 2020/21
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 58, 63, 64
sales catalog Sales catalogue sales condition 2
  Article 2
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA) Clause 29
The Atomic energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 The Atomic Energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 Category B
  Article Fifth schedule
The Atomic Energy Act, 2003 The Atomic Energy Act, 2003
  Sections 30, 31
Cashewnut  industry regulation (2010) The Cashewnuts Industry Regulations, 2010
  Sections 29 (2), 30, 31, 41 (2)
Cashewnuts Act 2009 The Cashewnuts Industry Act, 2009
  Sections 15 (1), 15, 16
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015
  articles Rule 17, Rules 17 (5), Rules 17 (6)
The Plant Health Act, 2020 The Plant Health Act, 2020
  Sections 30, 34, 35, 38, 39
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 15, 21, 33, 34
The Protection from Radiation Regulations The Protection from Radiation (control of radiation contaminated food stuff) Regulations, 1998
  Sections 4 (2), 4, 7
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 212, 222, 239, 241, 252, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 286, 287, 304
Operational Manual Warehouse receipts system operational manual
  Article 2 & 3
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