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Obtain fertilizer dealer licence  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TBS batch certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain fertilizer import permit  (4) 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  (7) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 9 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority (TFRA) (x 5)
TBS Services Online Application System (x 3)
Mobile E payment (x 2)
Tanzania Bureau of Standards (Import Inspection Office)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Shipping Agents (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 4)

Results 5 expand_more expand_less

Fertilizers dealer licence
Import clearance permit (tbs)
Fertilizer import permit
Release order
Delivery order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form for licensing of fertilizer dealer
Certificate of incorporation
Business licence
Tax Identification Number certificate
Provision permits for entry of imported goods
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Commercial invoice (x 3)
Export certificate (vehicle)
Packing list (x 2)
TBS debit advice
Application form for fertilizer import permit
Verified certificate of conformity
Import clearance permit (tbs)
TFRA control number
Stamped bank deposit slip
TFRA receipt
Fertilizer import permit
Batch certificate (x 2)
Certificate of origin (x 2)
Control number (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Fertilizer import permit
Consignment for inspection
Fertilizer import permit with TFRA release stamp
Batch certificate with release stamp
Certificate of origin with release stamp
Shipping line invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
Importer identitification card
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card
Release order (x 4)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA payment note
Driver details
TPA receipt
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Gate pass 'A'

Estimated cost TZS  630,000 +USD  633

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This is an estimate based on a series of assumptions which you can modify to calculate your own costs:

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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
USD 0 -
1.2 % goods-value
CIF value
TZS 0 -
1.6 % Custom value
For domestic products
TZS 0 -
1.5 % Custom value
Railway Development Levy RDL
TZS 0 -
0.6 % Free On Board (FOB)
Custom Processing Fee CPF
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
USD 0 -
6 % Custom value
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 3d  - 9d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 9d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 50mn 6h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 5h. 15mn 6h. 15mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2d 7d

Laws 12 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, 38, 41, 125, 126, 127, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 50, 53, 131
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA) Clause 39, 40, 42
  Article Clause 33. 35
The Fertilizer (Amendments) Regulations 2017 The Fertilizer (Amendments) Regulations, 2017
  Sections 6, 7
Fertilizer regulation 2011 The Fertilizer Regulations, 2011 ninth schedule
  Sections 13 (1), 13, 48, 54
The fertilizers act No o of 2009 The fertilizers Act , 2009
  Sections 9, 13, 21, 25, 27
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
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
  Sections 212, 222, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 286, 287, 289, 290
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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