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Obtain food stuff registration certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of premises for food stuff  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of milk products stakeholders  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain milk and milk products import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain animal health certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain food import permit  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) 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 13 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), Sub- Head Office (x 8)
Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) ( Eastern zone office) (x 5)
Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) (x 6)
CRDB Bank (x 2)
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (x 4)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office (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 12 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of registration of food products
Registration certificate of premise
Business permit of a premise (TFDA)
Certificate of registration of dairy stakeholders of milk and milk products
Milk and milk products import permit
Clearance certificate for imported milk and milk products
Animal health certificate
Permission to import food
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Release order
Delivery order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

TFDA profoma invoice (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 7)
TFDA receipt (x 4)
Application form for low risk food
Certificate of analysis of products (x 3)
Application form for premise registration
Application form for licence
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 6)
Memorandum and articles of association
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Commitment letter
Sketch location of the premise
Application form for registration of dairy stakeholders
Business licence (x 3)
Registration certificate of premise (x 3)
Certificate of registration of food products
Invoice (TDB) (x 2)
CDRB stamped bank slip
TDB receipt (x 2)
Application to import milk and milk products
Profoma invoice
CRDB stamped bank slip.
Application letter for import animal health certificate
Certificate of registration of dairy stakeholders of milk and milk products
Registration certificate of meat industry stakeholders
Packing list
Commercial invoice
Milk and milk products import permit (x 3)
Clearance certificate for imported milk and milk products (x 3)
Government bill with control number (x 2)
Government receipt
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 2)
Certificate of origin (x 3)
Customer registration form
Proforma invoice
Health certificate
Phytosanitary certificate
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products
Animal health certificate (x 3)
Radioactivity analysis certificate
TFDA Invoice
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Control number (TAEC)
Official receipt (TAEC)
Certificate of conformity
Self assessment document (TRA)
Certificate of conformity with TBS received stamp
Verified certificate of conformity (x 2)
Permission to import food (x 2)
Assessment document (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Invoice (TICTS)
Consignment for verification (x 2)
Verified certificate of conformity with TBS release stamp
Animal health certificate with release stamp
Permission to import food with release stamp
Certificate of origin with release stamp
Milk and milk products import permit 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
Driving licence
Truck registration card
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Gate pass A

Estimated cost TZS  4,220,000 + USD  1,039

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USD 400
Registration fee for meat and meat products
TZS 50,000
Inspection fee for food registration
TZS 100,000
Food stuff premise registration fee
TZS 5,000
Fee for registration as stakeholder
TZS 30,000
Application fee for milk and milk products import permit form
TZS 0 -
1 % Free On Board (FOB)
Import permit fee
TZS 0 -
TZS  5,000 per kg
Animal health certificate fee for meat
TZS 0 -
TZS  2,000 per kg
Animal health certificate fee for milk
TZS 0 -
TZS  10,000 per Per Head
Animal health certificate fee for live cattle
TZS 0 -
TZS  7,000 per Per Head
Animal health certificate fee for sheep/goat/pig
TZS 0 -
TZS  30,000 per Per Head
Animal health certificate fee for dog/cat
TZS 0 -
TZS  20,000 per ton
Animal health certificate fee for animal feeds
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 35,000
Radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 20 milions
TZS 0 -
0.4 % Free On Board (FOB)
Radiation fee for consignment FOB valuesuperior to TZS 20 millions and inferiorto TZS 1 billion
TZS 4,000,000
Radiation fee for consignment with FOB value superior to 1 billion
TZS 0 -
1.6 % Custom value
For domestic 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 45
Delivery order fee-estimate
USD 50
Documentation 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 30 d - 86 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 30 d 86 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 20mn 10h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 5mn 11h. 10mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 30 d 85 d

Laws 23 expand_more expand_less

Tarrif book (TPA) "Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA)"
Animal disease (animal and animal product movement control ) Amendments 2018 Animal disease (Animal and animal product movement control ) Amendments 2018
  Article thirteens schedule
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, 44, 45, 46, 50, 53, 131
General goods PVoC procedures General goods PVoC procedures
  Sections 4, 24
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
Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC) Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
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
  Sections 4, 5, 7, 12 ,  Article First schedule 13-41
The Animal Disease Act 2003 The Animal Diseases Act, 2003
  Section  44
The Atomic energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 The Atomic Energy (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011 Category A
  Article Fifth schedule
The Atomic Energy Act, 2003 The Atomic Energy Act, 2002
  Sections 30, 31
The Dairy Industry (Import and Export of milk and milk products) Regulations, 2011 The Dairy Industry (import and export of milk and milk products) Regulations, 2011
  Sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Diary Industry Regulations, 2007 The Dairy Industry (registration of dairy industry stakeholders) Regulations, 2007
  Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 10
Diary Industry Act, 2004 The Dairy Industry Act, 2004
  Section 17
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
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