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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 9 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 2)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Tanga Customs Office (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority - Tanga Port (x 7)
TPA Electronic Payment Portal (TePP) (x 2)
Mobile E payment
Cargo System

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Shipping order
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Tax Identification Number certificate
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 3)
Plant import permit from importing country
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Sisal exporter's licence (x 3)
Sisal inspection certificate (x 3)
EAC certificate of origin (x 3)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 3)
TSB payment receipt (EFD) (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 3)
Phytosanitary certificate from exporting country
Shipping order (x 3)
Container request note
Delivery note (x 3)
TPA receipt (x 3)
Assessment document (TRA)
Loading permision
Release order
TPA payment note
Driver details

Estimated cost USD  80

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This is an estimate based on a series of assumptions which you can modify to calculate your own costs:

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
USD  4 per ton
Weighing cost
USD 0 -
USD  4 per ton
Removal of exports
USD 0 -
USD  2 per ton
Sorting of exports
TZS 0 -
1 % goods-value
For wharfage export charges
USD 80
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 5h. 20mn - 3d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 5h. 20mn 3d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 5mn 1h. 45mn
Attention at counter: 15mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 5h. 2d

Laws 4 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 38, 41, 73, 75, 76, 82, 123, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 187, 188, 189, 195, .73
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 40, 44, 45, 46, 53, 89
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff Book of Port Dues and Charges (TPA)
  Section  48
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 212, 222, 252, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 286, 287, 304
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