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Steps (41) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain export registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain marine products certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain permission to export marine products  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin-Zanzibar  (1) expand_more expand_less
Clearance through Zanzibar port  (23) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 14 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development- head office (x 2)
Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development - Trade and marketing department (x 2)
Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries (x 6)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ) (x 5)
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, Natural Resources and Livestock-Ports (x 4)
Zanzibar National Chamber Of Commerce (ZNCC)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System
The Shipping Corporation of Zanzibar (SHIPCO) (x 2)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (head office) (x 5)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (ZPC) (x 5)
weighbridge company

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate (export/import)
Cerificate of registration of marine products
Permission to export seaweeds
Export permit (MT & I)
Phytosanitary certificate (Zanzibar)
EAC certificate of origin
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application letter for registration as exporter
Business licence (Zanzibar) (x 2)
Certificate of Incorporation-Zanzibar (x 2)
Memorandum and articles of association
Identity card - Zanzibar
Coloured passport size photo
Application form for registration as exporter/importer
Application letter for marine products
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Food exporters registration certificate (ZFDA)
Bank statement
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Application letter for exportation of fish and fishery products
Payment invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip
Official receipt-Zanzibar
Application letter for export of seaweed
Permission to export seaweeds (x 5)
Application form for phytosanitary certificate
Export permit (MT & I) (x 5)
Payment information
PBZ Stamped banksSlip (x 3)
Official receipt-DDP
Packing list (x 5)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Phytosanitary certificate (Zanzibar) (x 4)
EAC certificate of origin (x 4)
Health certificate for export (x 4)
Application letter for booking (x 2)
Shipping agent confirmation letter (x 2)
Stuffing request letter (x 5)
Profoma invoice (ZPC) (x 2)
Official receipt (ZPC) (x 4)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 3)
Allocation letter for stuffing outside the port (x 2)
Container gross mass certificate (x 3)
Shipping order (Zanzibar)
Stamped shipping order (ZPC)
Shipping order with TRA stamp

Estimated cost TZS  103,000 +USD  58

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TZS 20,000
Marine product certificate
TZS 0 -
2 % goods-value
Fee for export permit
TZS 10,000
Phytosanitary certificate fee
TZS 3,000
Inspection fee
TZS 0 -
TZS  300 per ton
Inspection fee for additional tons greater than one ton
TZS 10,000
EAC certificate of origin fee
TZS 0 -
3 % Free On Board (FOB)
Clearing agent fees-estimate
Lifting fee for a 20ft container
USD 50
Lifting fee for a 20ft container
TZS 60,000
Weight fee for a 20ft container
TZS 0 -
TZS  20,000 per Consignment
Shipping order fee
TZS 0 -
18 %
Value Added Tax
USD 0 -
USD  90 per container
Fee for a full container 20ft
USD 0 -
USD  50 per container
Fee for a full container load 20ft

Total Duration 2d  - 12d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2d 12d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 4h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 10mn 5h. 45mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 1/2 11d

Laws 9 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 41, 73, 74, 75, 76, 82, 123, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 187, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 44, 45, 46, 50, 53, 88, 89
Plant Protection Act, 1997 (Zanzibar) Plant Protection Act, 1997 (Zanzibar)
  Sections 10, 13 (2), 13, 16
Tarrif book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Tariff book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Clause 17
  articles Clause 11 (1), Clause 17
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015 second schedule
  Article Rule 17
Zanzibar Fisheries Act, 2010 The Zanzibar Fisheries Act, 2010
  Sections 15, 16
The Zanzibar Shipping Corporation Act, 2013 The Zanzibar Shipping Corporation Act, 2013
Zanzibar Trading Act of 2013 The Zanzibar Trading Act, 2013
  Sections 15, 16, 31, 32, 33
Zanzibar Ports Corporation Act, No 1.1997 Zanzibar Ports Corporation Act, No 1.1997
  Section  55
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