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Obtain certificate of registration of importers of forest products  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration for timber yard  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of inspection of forest products  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain verification of phytosanitary certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Custom clearance  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain transit pass (TP) for forest produce  (4) 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

Inspection of consignment
(last modified: 31/03/2021)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Tanzania Forest Agency --Port section

TFS zonal contacts TFS zonal contacts

Expected results

Control number (TFS)


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (import) (Simple copy)
From exporting country
Conveyance licence (Simple copy)
From exporting country
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of origin (Simple copy)

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   10mn - Max.  15mn
Attention at counter: Min.   30mn - Max.   1h.

Legal justification

1. The Forest Act, 2002
The Forest Act, 2002
Section 60
2. The Forest Regulations, 2003
The Forest Regulations, 2003
Section 50(2)

Recourse: Tanzania Forest Service Agency (TFS)

Entity in charge

Tanzania Forest Service Agency (TFS)

Mpingo House, Ivory room, Nyerere Road, Box 40832, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255 222 864 249 / +255 222 861 873
Fax: +255 222 864 255
Email: mpingo@tfs.go.tz
Website: http://www.tfs.go.tz
Directions: Google maps
The office is closed during weekend and public holiday

Unit in charge

Complaints Department, 2nd floor

Mon: 09:00 - 14:30
Tue: 09:00 - 14:30
Wed: 09:00 - 14:30
Thu: 09:00 - 14:30
Fri: 09:00 - 14:30
The office is closed during weekend and public holiday

Person in charge

Bahati Mpomeya

Senior Human Resource Officer
Tel: +255 687 124 149
Email: malalamiko@tfs.go.tz
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