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Clearance of goods at Dar es Salaam port  (10) expand_more expand_less
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Lodge custom documents
(last modified: 11/11/2021)

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Contact details

Entity in charge

Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Mapato house, Edward Sokoine Drive, Mchafukoge, Ilala CBD, P.O. Box 11491, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255 222 119 591
Fax: +255 222 126 908
Email: info@tra.go.tz
Website: www.tra.go.tz
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Custom Service Centre

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Office is closed on public holiday

Person in charge

Manager of Customs Service Center

Manager
Tel: +255 222 122 245 / 080 075 007 5
Email: mcsc@tra.go.tz, huduma@tra.go.tz

Expected results

Assessment document (TRA)

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (Simple copy)
It should be in the letter head of the company, allowing the authorized representative to act on behalf of the trader.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Commercial invoice (Simple copy)
Of the consignment
3. Declaration of particulars relating to customer values
Declaration of particulars relating to customer values (original)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Declaration of particulars relating to customer values (Form C36) (original)
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Packing list (Simple copy)
of the consignment
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Bill of lading (Simple copy)
Additionally, for certain regulated products:
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Permission to import food (original)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Plant import permit
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (import)
Of the exporting country
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Food crop import permit (Simple copy)

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn

Legal justification

1. East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
Sections 39, 40

Additional information

The importers/agents are required to lodge their documents at least 7 days before arrival of the goods. Also the clearance system automatically rejects incomplete declaration or declaration having insufficient descriptions through Tanzania Customs Intergrated System (TANCIS)

Recourse: Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Entity in charge

Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters

Mapato house, Edward Sokoine Drive, Mchafukoge, Ilala CBD, P.O. Box 11491, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255 222 119 591
Fax: +255 222 126 908
Email: info@tra.go.tz
Website: www.tra.go.tz
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Taxpayer's Services and Education department

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Office is closed on public holiday

Person in charge

Richard Kayombo

Director for Taxpayer Services and Education
Tel: 0800 750 075 / 0800 780 078
Email: huduma@tra.go.tz, services@tra.go.tz
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