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Obtain "tbs" quality mark and tested products certificate  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (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  (5) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 11 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) (x 8)
Mobile E payment (x 3)
Certificate of origin electronic management, verification and issuance. (x 2)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 3)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
TPA Intergated Electronic Payment System Portal (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 2)

Results 5 expand_more expand_less

Tested products certificate
"tbs" quality mark licence
EAC certificate of origin
Shipping order
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Inquiry letter
Application form for licence (TBS)
Business licence (x 2)
Sketch location of the premise
Manufacturer process flowchart
List of testing equipments
Label artwork
Source of raw material documents
Introduction letter from Small Industry and Development Organization (SIDO)
Assessment report from Small Industry and Development Organization (SIDO) (original)
TBS invoice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip
Mobile money text as proof of payment (x 2)
Inspection evaluation form
Inspection evaluation form
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 2)
TBS receipt
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification
Packing list (x 5)
Commercial invoice (x 5)
TCCIA account numbers
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Tax clearance certificate
Cosmetics export permit (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Shipping order (x 4)
Consignment (container)
Cosmetics export permit with release stamp
EAC certificate of origin with release stamp
Release order (x 2)
Invoice (TPA)
Driver details
TPA receipt
Truck registration card
Driving licence

Estimated cost TZS  107,000 +USD  80

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TZS 0 -
TZS  5,000 per page
TZS 100,000
Pre-licence inspection fee
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 32d - 50d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 32d 50d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 30mn 3h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 30mn 7h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 31d 48d

Laws 7 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 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, 41, 88, 89
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA) But the whole tariff book shows Tanzania ports charges.
  Article Clause 33. 35
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 Standards Act, 2009 The Standards Act, 2009
  Sections 18, 23, 24
The Standards Acts Regulation, 2009 The Standards Acts Regulations, 2009
  Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16
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
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