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Steps (23) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Custom clearance  (3) expand_more expand_less
TBS certificate of roadworthiness payment  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain delivery order  (3) expand_more expand_less
Port clearance  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TBS certificate of roadworthiness  (3) expand_more expand_less
TPA release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain motor vehicle registration card  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 12 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 3)
Bank (x 2)
TBS Services Online Application System (x 2)
Mobile E payment (x 2)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
Shipping Agents (x 2)
TPA Electronic Payment Portal (TePP)
Cargo System
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (Import Inspection Office) (x 2)
Tanzania Revenue Authority- Samora Branch

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

Release order
Delivery order
TBS certificate of roadworthniess
Motor vehicle registration card

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 3)
Certificate of origin (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 3)
Packing list (x 2)
Payment note
Control number (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 4)
TBS debit advice
Stamped Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Certificate of origin with release stamp
Shipping line invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 2)
Importer identitification card
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card
Release order (x 5)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA payment note
Driver details
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Identity card
Batch certificate inspection form
TBS certificate of roadworthniess
Gate pass 'A'
Application form (MV 10)

Estimated cost TZS  350,000 +USD  354

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Clearing agent fees-estimate
TZS 350,000
Motor vehicle inspection fee
USD 50
Documentation fee-estimate
USD 18
Shipping service fee-estimate
Corridor levy
USD 20
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 100
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 2d  - 4d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2d 4d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 25mn 4h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 25mn 5h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 1/2 3d

Laws 11 expand_more expand_less

Destination inspection procedure for general goods Destination inspection procedure for general goods
  Sections A, C, D, F
East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 2, 33, 34, 38, 41, 125, 126, 127, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 188, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40, 53, 131
Motor Vehicles (Tax on Registration and Transfer) Act 1972 Motor Vehicles (Tax on Registration and Transfer) Act 1972
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA) Clause 14, 29
Taxes and Duties, 2018/2019 Taxes and Duties, 2018/2019
The Road Traffic Act No. 30 of 1973 The Road Traffic Act No. 30 of 1973
  Section  10
Batch certification regulation The Standards (Compulsory Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations, 2009
  Sections 3 (1), 4 (1-2), 8 (1), 12 c, d
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 210, 214, 222, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 286, 287, 304
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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