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Steps (15) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Custom declaration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TBS batch certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Physical release of consignment  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 8 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 3)
TBS Services Online Application System (x 3)
Mobile E payment
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (Import Inspection Office)
Tanzania Revenue Authority- Julius Nyerere Airport (x 3)
Handling shed (x 2)

Results 2 expand_more expand_less

Import clearance permit (tbs)
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Tax Identification Number certificate
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products (x 2)
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 2)
Certificate of origin (x 2)
Import clearance permit (tbs)
Control number (TRA)
Provision permits for entry of imported goods
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 4)
Commercial invoice (x 3)
Export certificate (vehicle)
Bill of lading
Packing list (x 3)
TBS debit advice
Airway bill (x 3)
Import clearance permit (tbs)
Clearance certificate for meat products with release stamp (x 2)
Import clearance permit (tbs) with release stamp (x 2)
Radioactivity analysis certificate with release stamp (x 2)
Certificate of origin with release stamp (x 2)
Release order
Handling shed invoice
Gate pass

Estimated cost TZS  630,000

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TZS expand_more expand_less
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USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
TZS 0 -
18 % Custom value
Value Added Tax VAT
TZS 0 -
1.5 % Custom value
Railway Development Levy RDL
TZS 0 -
0.6 % Custom value
Custom Processing Fee CPF
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

Total Duration 7h. 55mn - 4d   expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 7h. 55mn 4d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 15mn 1h. 55mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 40mn 2h. 5mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4h. 3d 1/2

Laws 6 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
Batch certification regulation The Standards (Compulsory Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations, 2009
  Sections 3 (1), 4 (1-2), 10, 12 c, d
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Section  304
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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