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Obtain certificate of registration for exporters of forest products  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration for timber yard  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain transit pass (TP) for forest produce  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of inspection for timber  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (4) 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 12 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Forest Service Agency (TFS) (x 9)
Tanzania Forest Agency-Kinondoni District Office (x 5)
Tanzania Forest Agency --Port section
Tanzania Forest Agency --Port section
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Agricultural Trade Management and Information System (x 2)
Mobile E payment
Plant Health Services (PHS)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)

Results 10 expand_more expand_less

Approval for export of forest products
Certificate of registration of timber yard
Transit pass for forest produce
Permit for export of graded timber
Certificate of grading timber
Introduction letter to commissioner for custom
EAC certificate of origin
Shipping order
Phytosanitary certificate
Release order

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Application form for certificate of registration of forest produce dealers and trader (x 2)
Application form for export permit of forest products
Memorandum and articles of association
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Order of enquiry from importer
Contract of saw miller
District letter of harvesting
Coloured passport size photo (x 2)
Control number (TFS) (x 4)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 6)
TFS official receipt (x 4)
Business licence (x 3)
Proof of identification
Transit pass from the source of forest products
Certificate of registration of exporters of forest products
Certificate of registration of timber yard
Buying receipt (x 4)
Harvesting licence (x 3)
Mobile money text as proof of payment
Transit pass for forest produce (x 2)
The Forest (Amendments) Regulations, 2017 GN final 255
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification
Packing list (x 4)
Commercial invoice (x 6)
Bank deposit slip
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Self assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Plant import permit (x 2)
Control number (phs)
Permit for export of graded timber (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Shipping order (x 4)
Consignment for inspection
Timber export permit with release stamp
Phytosanitary certificate 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  1,101,600 + USD  88

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TZS 5,000
Application fee for timber exporter dealers
TZS 512,000
Registration fee for timber exporter dealers
TZS 5,000
Application fee for timber yard registration
TZS 256,000
Registration fee for timber yard
TZS 7,700
Transit pass fee for the lorry below 7ton
TZS 5,000
Fee for timber export permit form
TZS 150,500
Timber export permit fee
TZS 153,400
Timber grading 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 0 -
USD  15 per Consignment
Phytosanitary certificate fee
Equivalent to Tshs
USD 2
for export certification fee. This fee applies to all consignment
USD 2
for inspection
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
USD 80
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 2 d - 10 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2 d 10 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 10mn 6h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 15mn 11h. 35mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2 d 9 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, 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
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 58, 63, 64
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)
GN-The forest (Amendment) Regulation, 2017 GN final 255 chapa The Forest (Amendment) Regulation, 2017 GN final 255 Schedule 14
The forest act, 2002 The Forest Act, 2002
  Sections 49 (ii), 49 (ii) 50 (1) (a), 50, 51, 58, 59, 60, 61, 61 (6), 62, 77
Forest Regulations 2004 The Forest Regulations, 2003
  Sections 12 (d), 13 (1), 13, 20(1) 50 (12) (d), 29, 50 (13), 50 (2), 53, 54, (29), (e)
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 15, 21, 33, 34
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
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 ,  articles 222, 252
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