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Obtain tea manufacturing licence  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain green leaf tea buying licence  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tea export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Custom declaration  (2) expand_more expand_less
Consignment inspection  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TRA release order  (2) expand_more expand_less
Port clearance  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 10 expand_more expand_less

Stanbic Bank Tanzania
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
National Microfinance Bank (NMB)
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 2)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Bank (x 2)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Green leaf manufacturing licence
Green leaf tea buying licence
Tea export permit
Shipping order
Phytosanitary certificate
EAC certificate of origin
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form for tea manufacturing licence
Memorandum and articles of association
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Business licence (x 2)
Temporary industrial licence
Proposal for blending and packing factory erection
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 4)
Application form for green leaf buying licence
Tea manufacturing provision licence
List of farmers
Application form for tea export permit
Packing list (x 5)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Plant import permit(import)
Self assessment document (TRA)
Control number (phs)
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Tea export permit (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Shipping order (x 4)
Consignment for inspection
Tea export permit with release stamp
Phytosanitary certificate with release stamp
EAC certificate of origin with release stamp
Release order (x 2)
TPA payment note with reference number
Driver details
TPA receipt
Truck registration card
Driving licence

Estimated cost TZS  1,007,000 + USD  88

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TZS 1,000,000
Licence fee
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
USD  15 per Consignment
Phytosanitary certificate fee
Equivalent to Tshs
USD 2
for export certification fee. This fee applies to all consignment
USD 2
for inspection
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
TZS 5,000
Fee for certificate of origin for EAC countries
TZS 2,000
Printing cost for certificate of origin
USD 80
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 13 d - 46 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 13 d 46 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 40mn 5h.
Attention at counter: 6h. 50mn 13h. 45mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 13 d 45 d

Laws 11 expand_more expand_less

Tarrif book (TPA) "Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA)" But the whole tariff book shows Tanzania ports charges.
  articles 35, Clause 33
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, 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 40, 88, 89
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 58, 63, 64
Terms and conditions for tea export permit Terms and conditions for tea export permit
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)
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 15, 21, 33, 34
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 212, 222, 239, 241, 252, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 286, 287, 304
The tea Act (1997) The Tea Act, 1997
  Sections 15, 17, 19, 20, 21
The tea regulation (2010) The Tea Regulations, 2010
  Sections 10(1, 10(1), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 36, 37, 51
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