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Obtain food import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 3 expand_more expand_less

Zanzibar Food and Drugs Agency (Information Management System)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ)
Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) (x 2)

Results 1 expand_more expand_less

Food import permit

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Profoma invoice
Bill of lading
Packing list
Certificate of origin
Health certificate
Payment invoice (ZFDA)
PBZ Stamped banksSlip
ZFDA receipt


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Cost detail

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TZS 0 -
0.5 % Free On Board (FOB)

Total Duration 4h. 30mn - 1d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 4h. 30mn 1d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 15mn 55mn
Attention at counter: 15mn 35mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4h. 1d

Laws 3 expand_more expand_less

ZFDA Food Fees and Charges Food Fees and Charges (ZFDA)
  Section  8
GUIDELINES FOR FOOD IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION Guideline for food importation and exportation (ZFDA)
  Article 2.(4)
The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, No 2 of  2006 The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, No 2 of 2006
  Sections 18, 19
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