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Obtain registration certificate of premises for wholesale medicine  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain medicine registration certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain medicine export permit  (3) 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 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 Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) ( Eastern zone office) (x 5)
Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), 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 medicine
Medicine 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
Certified copy of academic certificate
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 3)
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 payment receipt
Application form for medicine registration (x 2)
Cover letter (x 2)
A table of contents (x 2)
Medicinal product dossier (x 2)
Certificate of pharmaceutical product (x 2)
A site master file (x 2)
TFDA receipt (x 2)
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
Medicine export permit (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Shipping order (x 4)
Consignment (container)
Medicine export 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  357,000 + USD  1,580

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TZS 300,000
Premise registration fee
TZS 50,000
Inspection fee
USD 500
Registration fee of human and veterinary domestic medicine
USD 1,000
Registration fee of human and veterinary domestic medicine
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 69 d - 325 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 69 d 325 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 50mn 4h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 45mn 9h. 5mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 69 d 324 d

Laws 9 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, 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, 88, 89
TFDA fee and charges regulation Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Fee and Charges) Regulations, 2015
  Sections 4, 12, First Schedule, cap 219
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 (Registration of Medicinal products) Regulations, 2015 The Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Registration of Medicinal products) Regulations, 2015
  Sections 4, 5, 12
THE TANZANIA FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, CAP 219, 2003 The Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 2003
  Sections 5 (h), 18, 20, 21, 52, 53
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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