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Obtain tea blending and packing licence  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tea import permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain food import permit  (5) 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
Port clearance  (6) 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
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), Sub- Head Office (x 3)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

Tea blending and packaging licence
Tea import permit
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Permission to import food
Release order
Delivery order

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 4)
Application form for tea import permit
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Control number (TAEC)
Official receipt (TAEC)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 4)
Certificate of origin (x 2)
Customer registration form
Registration certificate of premise (x 2)
Proforma invoice
Health certificate
Certificate of analysis of products
Phytosanitary certificate
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products
Animal health certificate
Radioactivity analysis certificate
TFDA Invoice
TFDA receipt
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
Release order (x 4)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA revenue invoice
Driver details
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Loading permision
Gate pass 'A' Manifest Cargo

Estimated cost TZS  5,035,000 + USD  639

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TZS 1,000,000
lnspection fee
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
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
TZS 0 -
1.5 % goods-value
of FOB value of the consignment of imported food products is import permit charge
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

Total Duration 14 d - 44 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 14 d 44 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 7h. 15mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 15mn 16h. 10mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 14 d 43 d

Laws 16 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 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
Guidelines for importation and exportation of Food Guidelines for importation and exportation of food, Rev.3
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
TFDA fee and charges regulation Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Fee and Charges) Regulations, 2015
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA)
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
Import and export of food regulations, 2006 The Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (importation and exportation of food) Regulations, 2006
  Sections 5, 10
THE TANZANIA FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, CAP 219, 2003 The Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 2003
  Sections 20, 21
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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