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Steps (31) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain food registration certificate  (6) 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 13 expand_more expand_less

TBS Services Online Application System (x 5)
Mobile E payment (x 3)
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 4)
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (Import Inspection Office) (x 2)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
TPA Intergated Electronic Payment System Portal
Cargo System
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

Product registration certificate
Batch certificate
Release order
Delivery order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Certificate of analysis of products
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 3)
Business licence
Material safety data sheet
Product label or picture
TBS invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Packing list (x 3)
Certificate of origin (x 2)
Provision permits for entry of imported goods
Self assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
TBS Debit advice
Conditional release form
Application letter for conditional release
Importer identitification card (x 3)
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card (x 2)
Batch certificate inspection form
Application form for import batch certificate
TBS receipt
TBS testing report
Batch certificate (x 2)
Payment note
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Consignment for verification (x 2)
Batch certificate with release stamp
Certificate of origin with release stamp
Shipping line invoice
Release order (x 4)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA payment note
Driver details
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Identity card
Gate pass 'A'

Estimated cost TZS  880,000.2 +USD  654

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TZS 600,000
Registration fee for meat and meat products
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
TZS 100,000
Inspection fee
TZS 0.2
Batch certification fee of Cost and Freight
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 18
Shipping service fee-estimate
Corridor levy
USD 80
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 100
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 18d - 29d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 18d 29d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 5h. 45mn
Attention at counter: 5h. 20mn 6h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 17d 27d

Laws 10 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
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Premise registration Premises registration fees (TBS)
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA) Clause 39, 40, 42
The Finance Act, 2019 The Finance Act, 2019
  Section  21
Batch certification regulation The Standards (Compulsory Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations, 2009
  Sections 3 (1), 4 (1-2), 8 (1), 10, 12 c, d
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 210, 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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