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Obtain food registration certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of premises for food stuff  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tea blending and packing licence  (8) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tea import permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TBS batch certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Custom declaration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Verification of consignment  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TRA release order  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain delivery order  (3) expand_more expand_less
Port clearance  (6) expand_more expand_less

Pay custom levy
(last modified: 29/07/2020)

Contact details

Entity in charge


Unit in charge

Bank hall

Mon: 08:00 - 16:30
Tue: 08:00 - 16:30
Wed: 08:00 - 16:30
Thu: 08:00 - 16:30
Fri: 08:00 - 16:30
Sat: 08:30 - 12:00
NMB and TIB bank Dar es salaam ports branches works 24 hours 7 days.

Person in charge

Bank Teller

Bank Teller

Expected results

Stamped bank deposit slip
Mobile money text as proof of payment


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Assessment document (TRA) (original)


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Cost detail

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TZS 0 -
1.6 % goods-value
For domestic imported products
or  TZS 0 -
1.25 % goods-value
For in transit imported product
Other charges
USD 0 -
0.6 % Custom value
Custom Processing Charge CPC
USD 0 -
1.5 % Free On Board (FOB)
Railway Development Levy RDL
TZS 0 -
18 % Custom value
Value added tax VAT
Payment methods: cash, check, Mobile money
On top of the above costs there is import duty which depends on the product HS code. For Mpesa, Dial *150*00# . For Tigopesa, Dial *150*01#. For Airtelmoney, Dial *150*60#. For Halopesa, Dial *150*88#. Select governemnt payment, account number will be the control number.The account number for both platforms is valid control number obtained from Tanzania Revenue Authority.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Max.  20mn
Attention at counter: Max.   5mn

Legal justification

1. The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
Section 3

Additional information

The cheque(s) should be drawn to: Commissioner for Customs and Excise. The import duty rate differs with the parts imported.

Recourse: Bank

Entity in charge


Unit in charge

Customer care bank

Mon: 08:00 - 16:30
Tue: 08:00 - 16:30
Wed: 08:00 - 16:30
Thu: 08:00 - 16:30
Fri: 08:00 - 16:30
Sat: 08:30 - 12:00

Person in charge

Customer Service Manager

Customer Service Manager
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