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Obtain registration certificate of premises for food stuff  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of meat industry stakeholders  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain clearance certificate for meat and meat products  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain food import permit  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain verified certificate of conformity  (2) expand_more expand_less
Clearance of meat through Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)  (9) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 11 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority ( Eastern zone office) (x 5)
Tanzania Meat Board (TMB) (x 6)
CRDB Bank (x 2)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office (x 3)
Swissport International Plc (x 5)
Clearing Agent
National Microfinance Bank (NMB)
Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA), Sub- Head Office (x 3)
TBS Import Inspection Office (x 2)
Tanzania Revenue Authority- Julius Nyerere Airport (x 3)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate of premise
Business permit of a premise (TFDA)
Registration certificate of meat industry stakeholders
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Permission to import food
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form for premise registration
Application form for licence
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Memorandum and articles of association
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Commitment letter
Sketch location of the premise
TFDA profoma invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
TFDA receipt (x 2)
Stakeholders registration application form
Business licence
Coloured passport size photo
Invoice (tmb) (x 2)
CRDB stamped bank slip.
CRDB bank slip
Payment receipt (tmb) (x 2)
Application form for meat and meat products
Commercial invoice (x 2)
Packing list
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Bill of lading (x 3)
Control number (TAEC)
Official receipt (TAEC)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Swissport invoice (x 3)
Importer identitification card
Swissport payment receipt (x 2)
Customer registration form
Registration certificate of premise (x 2)
Proforma invoice
Health certificate (import)
Certificate of analysis of products
Certificate of origin (import) (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
Clearance certificate for meat and meat products (x 3)
Animal health certificate
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 3)
TFDA Invoice
Commercial invoice (x 3)
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)
Control number (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 3)
Airway bill (x 3)
Packing list (x 2)
Clearance certificate for meat products with release stamp (x 2)
Verified certificate of conformity with TBS release stamp (x 2)
Permission to import food with release stamp (x 2)
Radioactivity analysis certificate with release stamp (x 2)
Certificate of origin (import) with release stamp (x 2)
Release order
Swissport gate pass

Estimated cost TZS  4,287,000

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TZS 50,000
Inspection fee for food registration
TZS 100,000
Food stuff premise registration fee
TZS 2,000
Application fee for meat products stakeholders
TZS 100,000
Registration fee for meat products stakeholders
TZS 0 -
1 % goods-value
of FOB is meat clearance fee
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
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
of CIF
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
TZS 0 -
1.25 % goods-value
For transit imported product

Total Duration 13 d - 28 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 13 d 28 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 30mn 5h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 45mn 5h. 55mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 13 d 27 d

Laws 15 expand_more expand_less

East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017)
  Sections 2, 33, 34, 38, 41, 147, 148, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 50, 53
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
Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC) Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC)
Swissport approved terminal charges Swissport approved terminal charges
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
TFDA fee and charges regulation Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Fee and Charges) Regulations, 2015 First schedule
  Sections 4, 5, 7, 12
Meat Industry (import and export of livestock, meat and meat products), 2014 Tanzania Meat and Meat Products Industry Regulations, 2014
  Sections 4, 7, 8
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 Meat Industry Act, 2006 The Meat Industry Act, 2006
  Sections 17, 26
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
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