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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 8 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 2)
Bank (x 3)
Customs Exercise Department -Mtwara (x 4)
TPA Electronic Payment Portal (TePP)
Tanzania Port Authority-Mtwara (x 5)
Cargo System

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Shipping order
Stamped bank deposit slip
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Tax Identification Number certificate
Commercial invoice (x 2)
Packing list (x 2)
Plant import permit from importing country
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
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)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 2)
Driver details
TPA receipt (x 3)
Delivery note (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Consignment for verification
Stamped delivery note

Estimated cost TZS  12,000 +USD  240

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This is an estimate based on a series of assumptions which you can modify to calculate your own costs:

Cost detail

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USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
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 5h. 45mn - 2d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 5h. 45mn 2d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 15mn 4h. 15mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 30mn 6h. 10mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4h. 1d

Laws 4 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
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA) Clause 29
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
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