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Obtain registration certificate of premises for food stuff  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain food stuff registration certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain health certificate (food export permit)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance procedure  (2) 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 8 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority ( Eastern zone office) (x 5)
Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA), Sub- Head Office (x 7)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate of premise
Business permit of a premise (TFDA)
Certificate of registration of food products
Health certificate (food export permit)
EAC certificate of origin
Shipping order
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form for premise registration
Application form for licence
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Memorandum and articles of association
Certificate of incorporation
Commitment letter
Sketch location of the premise
TFDA profoma invoice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 4)
TFDA receipt (x 3)
Application form for low risk food
Certificate of analysis of products
Customer registration form
Registration certificate of premise
Profoma invoice
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification
Packing list (x 5)
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Bank deposit slip
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Business licence
Health certificate (food export permit) (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Shipping order (x 4)
Consignment for inspection
Health certificate (food import permit) 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  157,000 + USD  480

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TZS 50,000
Inspection fee for food registration
TZS 100,000
Food stuff premise registration fee
USD 400
Registration fee for meat and meat products
TZS 5,000
Fee for certificate of origin for EAC countries
TZS 2,000
Printing cost for certificate of origin
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 80
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 27 d - 78 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 27 d 78 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 4h. 45mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 25mn 9h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 27 d 77 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.
  Article Clause 33. 35
East African Community Customs Management Act (Revised Edition 2009) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2009)
  Sections 38, 41, 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
Guidelines for importation and exportation of Food Guidelines for importation and exportation of food, Rev.3
Guidelines For registration and licensing of food premises Guidelines for registration and licensing of food premises
  Sections 1, 2
Tanzania food, drug and cosmetics (registration of food) regulations  of 2011 Tanzania Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (Registration of Food) Regulations, 2011
  Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 25
TFDA fee and charges regulation Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Fee and Charges) Regulations, 2015 First schedule
  Sections 4, 5, 7, 12 ,  Article First schedule 13-41
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)
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
THE TANZANIA FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, CAP 219, 2003 The Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 2003
  Sections 5 (h), 18, 20, 21, 28
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, 289, 290, 304
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