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Steps (20) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain plant import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain verification of phytosanitary certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Clearance of avocado through Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)  (11) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 8 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural Trade Management Information System (ATMIS) (x 3)
Mobile E payment (x 3)
Online RAC application (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Tanzania Revenue Authority- Julius Nyerere Airport (x 2)
Handling shed (x 3)
National Microfinance Bank (NMB)

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Plant import permit
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Mobile money text as proof of payment

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Business licence
Certificate of incorporation
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate from exporting country (x 2)
Control number (phs) (x 2)
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Control number (TAEC)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Packing list (x 3)
Plant import permit
Certificate of origin (x 2)
Fumigation certificate
Control number (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Airway bill (x 3)
Fertilizer import permit
Airway bill with release stamp
Fertilizer import permit with TFRA release stamp
Permission to import medicine registered product with release stamp
Phytosanitary certificate with release stamp
Importer identitification card
Handling shed invoice (x 2)
Handling shed invoice
Release order
Gate pass

Estimated cost TZS  35,000 +USD  13

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Plant import permit fee
TZS 35,000
Radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 10 milions
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
of CIF
for import certification fee
for inspection fee
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
for fixed inspection cost
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection costs
Equivalent to TSH
for fixed inspection costs
TZS 0 -
1.6 % goods-value
For domestic imported products
TZS 0 -
1.25 % goods-value
For transit imported product
TZS 0 -
18 % Custom value
Value Added Tax VAT
TZS 0 -
1.5 % Custom value
Railway development levy
TZS 0 -
0.6 % Custom value
Custom Processing Unit CPU

Total Duration 1h. 20mn - 1d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1h. 20mn 1d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 15mn 1h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 5mn 2h. 55mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 0mn 4h.

Laws 10 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 2, 33, 34, 38, 41, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 188, 235 ,  articles 74, 187, Se 73
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40, 53
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 20, 48, 49, 63, 64
Swissport approved terminal charges Swissport approved terminal charges
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
The Atomic energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 The Atomic Energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 Category A
  Article Fifth schedule
The Atomic Energy Act, 2003 The Atomic Energy Act, 2003
  Sections 30, 31
The Plant Health Act, 2020 The Plant Health Act, 2020
  Sections 21, 22, 23, 30, 39
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 8, 42
The Protection from Radiation Regulations The Protection from Radiation (control of radiation contaminated food stuff) Regulations, 1998
  Sections 4 (2), 4
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