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Apply for medicine registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain registration certificate of premises for wholesale medicine  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain medicines import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Clearance of medicine through Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)  (11) expand_more expand_less

Lodge custom documents
(last modified: 06/12/2021)

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Contact details

Entity in charge

Tanzania Custom Intergrated System

Tel: +0800 750 075 / +0800 780 078

Expected results

Assessment document (TRA)
Control number (TRA)
Payment note


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (original)
It should be in the letter head of the company, allowing the authorized representative to act on behalf of the trader.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tax Identification Number certificate (Simple copy)
For companies or registered business names
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Permission to import registered medicine product (Simple copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of origin (Simple copy)
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Commercial invoice (Simple copy)
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Packing list (Simple copy)
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Airway bill (Simple copy)

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn

Legal justification

1. East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
Sections 39, 40
2. East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
Sections 33, 34, 235

Additional information

The importers/agents are required to lodge their documents at least 7 days before arrival of the goods. Also the clearance system automatically rejects incomplete declaration or declaration having insufficient descriptions through Tanzania Customs Intergrated System (TANCIS)

Recourse: Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Entity in charge

Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Mapato house, Edward Sokoine Drive, Mchafukoge, Ilala CBD, P.O. Box 11491, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255 222 119 591
Fax: +255 222 126 908
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Taxpayer's Services and Education department

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Office is closed on public holiday

Person in charge

Richard Kayombo

Director for Taxpayer Services and Education
Tel: 0800 750 075 / 0800 780 078
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