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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
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain food import permit  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain verified certificate of conformity  (2) 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  (7) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 9 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 8)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
TBS Import Inspection Office (x 2)
CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 4)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate of premise
Business permit of a premise (TFDA)
Certificate of registration of food products
Permission to import food
Verified certificate of conformity
Release order
Delivery order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form for premise registration
Application form for licence
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 6)
TFDA receipt (x 4)
Application form for low risk food
Certificate of analysis of products (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 3)
Packing list (x 2)
Certificate of origin (x 3)
Customer registration form
Registration certificate of premise (x 2)
Proforma invoice
Health certificate
Phytosanitary certificate
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products
Animal health certificate
Radioactivity analysis certificate
TFDA Invoice
Certificate of conformity
Self assessment document (TRA)
Certificate of conformity with TBS received stamp
Permission to import food (x 2)
Verified certificate of conformity (x 2)
Payment note
Control number (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Consignment for verification (x 2)
Permission to import food with release stamp
Verified certificate of conformity with TBS release stamp
EAC certificate of origin with release stamp
Shipping line invoice
Importer identitification card
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card
Release order (x 4)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA payment note with reference number
Driver details
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Gate pass A

Estimated cost TZS  150,000 + USD  1,099

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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
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
USD 6
Corridor levy
USD 80
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 100
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 7h. 55mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 50mn 9h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 27 d 77 d

Laws 15 expand_more expand_less

Tarrif book (TPA) "Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA)"
East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 2, 33, 34, 38, 41, 125, 126, 127, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 188, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40, 53, 131
General goods PVoC procedures General goods PVoC procedures
  Section  24 ,  Article 4
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
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
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
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
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 5 (h), 18, 20, 21, 28
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 210, 222, 286, 287, 304
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
Used motorvehcle PVoC procedures Used motor vehicle PVoC procedures
  Section  4
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