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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 5 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Bank (x 2)
Customs Exercise Department -Mtwara (x 3)
Tanzania Port Authority-Mtwara (x 4)

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Shipping order
Stamped bank deposit slip
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 4)
Plant import permit from importing country
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Raw cashewnuts export permit (x 3)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 3)
Non-preferential certificate of origin (x 2)
Control number (TRA)
Shipping order
Assessment document (TRA) (x 3)
Shipping order with TRA release stamp (x 3)
Invoice (TPA)
Bank deposit slip
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 2)
Delivery note (x 3)
TPA receipt (x 2)
Consignment for inspection
Stamped delivery note
Shipping order with TRA release stamp
AGOA certificate of origin

Estimated cost USD  180

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USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
15 % goods-value
FOB of raw cashewnuts
USD 20
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 6h. 40mn - 3d   expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 6h. 40mn 3d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 25mn 3h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 15mn 6h. 45mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4h. 1d 1/2

Laws 5 expand_more expand_less

East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 Sections 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA) But the whole tariff book shows Tanzania ports charges.
  articles 35, Clause 33
The Ports Act, 2004 The Ports Act, 2004
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Section  304
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