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Obtain food import permit  (5) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 2 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), Sub- Head Office (x 3)

Results 1 expand_more expand_less

Permission to import food

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Customer registration form
Registration certificate of premise
Proforma invoice
Health certificate
Certificate of analysis of products
Certificate of origin
Bill of lading
Phytosanitary certificate
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products
Animal health certificate
Radioactivity analysis certificate
TFDA Invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip
TMDA receipt


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Cost detail

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TZS 0 -
1.5 % goods-value
of FOB value of the consignment of imported food products is import permit charge

Total Duration 35mn - 5h. 25mn  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 35mn 5h. 25mn
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 5mn 25mn
Attention at counter: 30mn 1h.
Waiting time until next step (sum): 0mn 4h.

Laws 4 expand_more expand_less

Guidelines for importation and exportation of Food Guidelines for importation and exportation of food, Rev.3
TFDA fee and charges regulation Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2015
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 20, 21
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