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Obtain raw cashewnuts buying licence  (3) expand_more expand_less
Participate in cashewnut auction  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cashewnut consignment  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cashewnuts export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain radioactivity analysis certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Custom and port clearance of cashewnuts (Mtwara port)  (16) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 19 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural Trade Management Information System (x 3)
Cashewnut Board of Tanzania (CBT) (x 3)
Cooperative unions (x 3)
Online RAC application
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission, Easterin Zone -Mtwara office (x 3)
National Microfinance Bank (NMB)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Mobile E payment (x 2)
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 2)
Certificate of origin electronic management, verification and issuance. (x 2)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 2)
Customs Exercise Department -Mtwara office (x 4)
TPA Intergated Electronic Payment System Portal
Tanzania Port Authority-Mtwara (x 5)
Cargo System

Results 10 expand_more expand_less

Raw Cashewnut buying licence for export
Raw Cashewnut buying licence for local processing
Produce Dispatch Note (PDN)
Cashewnut consignment
Cashewnuts export permit
Shipping order
Phytosanitary certificate
EAC certificate of origin
Stamped bank deposit slip
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Business licence (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 3)
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate
Value Added Tax (VAT) registration certificate
Bank deposit slip (x 3)
Stamped bank payment slip
Bid application letter
Sales invoice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 5)
Release warrant
Warehouse receipt
Cashewnut export permit application letter
Produce Dispatch Note (PDN)
Booking confirmation
Bill of lading
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Invoice (atomic energy)
TAC control number
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 5)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Packing list (x 4)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Self assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Plant import permit (x 2)
Control number (phs)
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification (x 2)
TCCIA account numbers
Cashewnuts export permit (x 4)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 4)
Non-preferential certificate of origin (x 2)
Control number (TRA)
Shipping order
Shipping order with TRA release stamp (x 4)
TPA payment note (x 2)
Driver details
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 3)
TPA receipt (x 4)
Delivery note (x 3)
Stamped delivery note (x 2)
Shipping order with TRA release stamp
AGOA certificate of origin

Estimated cost TZS  20,064,000 +USD  242

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TZS 20,000,000
Bidding security paid to CBT account before buying cashewnuts
TZS 0 -
0.4 % Free On Board (FOB)
For fee for import
TZS 35,000
For consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS. 20 million
TZS 10,000
Charged for each extra copy of Radioactivity analysis certificate for the same consignment
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
USD  15 per Consignment
Phytosanitary certificate fee
Equivalent to Tshs
for export certification fee. This fee applies to all consignment
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
TZS 5,000
Fee for certificate of origin for EAC countries
TZS 2,000
Printing cost for certificate of origin
USD 0 -
15 % Free On Board (FOB)
Export duty fee for raw cashewnuts
TZS 0 -
1.5 % Custom value
Railway development levy
TZS 0 -
0.6 % Free On Board (FOB)
Custom processing fee
USD 80
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
TZS 12,000

Total Duration 3d  - 11d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 11d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 7h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 1d 1/2 3d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 1/2 7d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Circular no. 1 Bid security 2016/17 Circular no.1 Bid Security 2016/17
East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 38, 41, 73, 74, 75, 76, 82, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 187, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 88, 89
Guideline Standard Operation procedures for the year 2017/2018 Guideline standard operation procedures for the year 2017/2018
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 58, 63, 64
sales catalog Sales catalogue sales condition 2
  Article 2
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA) Clause 29
  articles 35, Clause 33
The Atomic Energy Act, 2003 The Atomic Energy Act, 2003
  Sections 30, 31
The Cashewnut Marketing Board Act,1984 The Cashewnut Marketing Board Act, 1984
  Section  21 (2)
Cashewnut  industry regulation (2010) The Cashewnuts Industry Regulations, 2010
  Sections 29, 29 (2), 30, 31, 41 (2)
Cashewnuts Act 2009 The Cashewnuts Industry Act, 2009
  Sections 15, 15 (1), 16
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015
  articles Rule 17, Rules 17 (5), Rules 17 (6)
The Plant Health Act, 2020 The Plant Health Act, 2020
  Sections 34, 35, 38, 39
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 15, 21, 33, 34
The Protection from Radiation Regulations The Protection from Radiation (control of radiation contaminated food stuff) Regulations, 1998
  Section  4
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 212, 222, 239, 241, 252, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 286, 287, 304
Operational Manual Warehouse receipts system operational manual
  Article 2 & 3
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