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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

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 14 expand_more expand_less

TBS Services Online Application System (x 8)
Mobile E payment (x 5)
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) (x 4)
Agricultural Trade Management Information System (ATMIS) (x 3)
Tea Board of Tanzania (x 6)
Online RAC application (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (Import Inspection Office)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)

Results 8 expand_more expand_less

Product registration certificate
Premise registration permit
Tea blending and packaging licence
Tea import permit
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Import clearance permit (tbs)
Release order
Delivery order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Certificate of analysis of products
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Business licence (x 3)
Material safety data sheet
Product label or picture
TBS debit advice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 4)
Premise layout sketch
Sketch location (goggle map)
Mobile money text as proof of payment (x 2)
Non manufacturer's premises initial checklist
Application form for tea blending and packaging (x 2)
Proposal for blending and packing factory erection
Certificate of incorporation
Expired tea manufacturing licence
Control number from (TTB)
Application form for tea import permit
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Control number (TAEC)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Packing list (x 5)
Certificate of origin
Provision permits for entry of imported goods
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Export certificate (vehicle)
TBS debit advice
Tea import permit
Assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Verified certificate of conformity (x 2)
Permission to import food (x 2)
Consignment for verification
Food import permit with TFDA release stamp
Certificate of conformity with TBS release stamp
Consignment (container)
Shipping line invoice
Importer identitification card
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card
Release order (x 4)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA revenue invoice
Driver details
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Loading permision
Gate pass 'A'

Estimated cost TZS  2,465,000 +USD  639

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TZS 600,000
Registration fee for meat and meat products
TZS 200,000
Food registration fee for supermarket and tourist hotels large scale
TZS 1,000,000
lnspection fee
TZS 35,000
Radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 10 milions
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
TZS 350,000
Motor vehicle inspection fee
TZS 100,000
Inspection fee
TZS 0 -
TZS  0.2 per Cost, Insurance and Freight or custom value
Batch certification fee
Varies subject to type of product
TZS 30,000
Service fee
TZS 150,000
Physical verification fee
TZS 0 -
1.6 % goods-value
For domestic imported products
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
USD 240
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 50
Documentation fee-estimate
USD 45
Delivery order 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 26d - 47d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 26d 47d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 6h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 1d 1/2 2d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 24d 43d

Laws 18 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 33, 34, 41, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 188, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Premise registration Premises registration fees (TBS)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA)
The Atomic energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 The Atomic Energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 Category A
  Article Fifth schedule
The Atomic Energy Act, 2003 The Atomic Energy Act, 2003
  Sections 30, 31
The Finance Act, 2019 The Finance Act, 2019
  Sections 17, 21
The Ports Act, 2004 The Ports Act, 2004
The Protection from Radiation Regulations The Protection from Radiation (control of radiation contaminated food stuff) Regulations, 1998
  Sections 4 (2), 4
Batch certification regulation The Standards (Compulsory Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations, 2009
  Sections 3 (1), 4 (1-2), 10, 12 c, d
The Standards (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2021 The Standards (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2021
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Section  304
The tea Act (1997) The Tea Act, 1997
  Sections 4, 5 (3) (b), 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24
The tea regulation (2010) The Tea Regulations, 2010 First schedule
  Sections 10(1), 21, 23, 24, 36, 37, 51 (2), 51
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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