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Obtain registration certificate of premises for cosmetics  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cosmetics registration certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cosmetics 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  (6) 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)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION
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 cosmetics
Permission to import cosmetics
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 (x 3)
Commitment letter
Sketch location of the premise
TFDA profoma invoice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 5)
TFDA receipt (x 4)
Application form for cosmetics registration (x 2)
Certificate of analysis of products (x 2)
Free sale certificate (x 2)
Good manufacturing practice (GMP) Certificate (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 3)
Packing list (x 2)
Certificate of origin
Customer registration form
Registration certificate of premise (x 2)
Proforma invoice
TFDA Invoice
Certificate of conformity
Self assessment document (TRA)
Certificate of conformity with TBS received stamp
Permission to import cosmetics (x 2)
Verified certificate of conformity (x 2)
Assessment document (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Consignment for verification
Permission to import cosmetics with release stamp
EAC certificate of origin with release stamp
Verified certificate of conformity with TBS release stamp
Shipping line invoice
Importer identitification card
Clearing and forwarding agent identification card
Release order (x 4)
Delivery order (x 4)
TPA revenue invoice
Driver details
Truck registration card
Driving licence
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Cargo to be collected and inspected
Gate pass A

Estimated cost TZS  450,000 + USD  639

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TZS 300,000
Premise registration fee
TZS 50,000
Inspection fee
TZS 100,000
Registration fee for local cosmetics product
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
1 % goods-value
of FOB value of the consignment of imported cosmetics products is import permit charge
TZS 0 -
1.6 % Custom value
For imported products
TZS 0 -
1.5 % Custom value
Railway Development Levy RDL
TZS 0 -
0.6 % Free On Board (FOB)
Custom Processing Charge CPC
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 20
Handling fee for 20ft container
USD 160
Handling fee for a 20ft container
USD 100
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 38 d - 80 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 38 d 80 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 20mn 7h. 5mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 35mn 9h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 38 d 79 d

Laws 12 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 ,  articles 39, 40
General goods PVoC procedures General goods PVoC procedures
  Section  24 ,  Article 4
Guideline for importation and exportation of cosmetics products Guideline for importation and exportation of cosmetics products
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
TFDA fee and charges regulation Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Fee and Charges) Regulations, 2015 First schedule
  Sections 4 first schedule, 4, 5, 7, 12 ,  Article First schedule
The Ports Act, 2004 The Ports Act, 2004
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, 52, 53
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 210, 222, 286, 287, 304 ,  Article 287
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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