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Obtain tea blending and packing licence  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tea import permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Custom declaration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Verification of consignment  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TRA release order  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain delivery order  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary import approval  (3) expand_more expand_less
Port clearance  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 10 expand_more expand_less

Tea Board of Tanzania (x 8)
Stanbic Bank Tanzania
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 3)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office (x 3)

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

Tea blending and packaging licence
Tea import permit
Release order
Delivery order
Approved phytosanitary certificate
Radioactivity analysis certificate

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form for tea blending and packaging (x 2)
Proposal for blending and packing factory erection
Business licence
Certificate of incorporation
Expired tea manufacturing licence
Bank deposit slip
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
Application form for tea import permit
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Packing list (x 5)
Certificate of origin (import)
Tea import permit
Assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Verified certificate of conformity (x 2)
Permission to import food (x 2)
Consignment for verification
Food import permit with TFDA release stamp
Verified certificate of conformity with TBS release stamp
Consignment (container)
Shipping line invoice
Importer identitification card
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card
Self assessment document (TRA)
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate
Delivery order (x 5)
Food crop import permit
Fumigation certificate
Stamped NMB bank deposit slip
Release order (x 4)
TPA revenue invoice
Driver details
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Loading permision
Gate pass A
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Control number (TAEC)
Official receipt (TAEC)

Estimated cost TZS  5,035,000 + USD  639

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TZS 1,000,000
lnspection fee
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
TZS 0 -
1.6 % goods-value
For domestic imported products
USD 0 -
0.6 % Custom value
Custom Processing Charge CPC
USD 0 -
1.5 % Free On Board (FOB)
Railway Development Levy RDL
TZS 0 -
18 % Custom value
Value added tax VAT
USD 240
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 50
Documentation fee-estimate
USD 45
Delivery order fee-estimate
USD 18
Shipping service fee-estimate
Corridor levy
USD 20
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 100
Handling fee for a 20ft container
TZS 35,000
Radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 20 milions
TZS 0 -
0.4 % Free On Board (FOB)
Radiation fee for consignment FOB valuesuperior to TZS 20 millions and inferiorto TZS 1 billion
TZS 4,000,000
Radiation fee for consignment with FOB value superior to 1 billion

Total Duration 14 d - 42 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 14 d 42 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 7h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 25mn 16h. 15mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 14 d 41 d

Laws 13 expand_more expand_less

Tarrif book (TPA) "Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA)"
East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 33, 34, 41, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 188, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 48 (3), 48
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
The Atomic energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 The Atomic Energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 Category A
  Article Fifth schedule
The Atomic Energy Act, 2003 The Atomic Energy Act, 2002
  Sections 30, 31
The Ports Act, 2004 The Ports Act, 2004
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Section  304
The tea Act (1997) The Tea Act, 1997
  Sections 4, 5(3)(b), 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24
The tea regulation (2010) The Tea Regulations, 2010 First schedule
  Sections 10(1), 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 36, 37, 51 (2), 51 ,  Article First shedule
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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