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Obtain certificate of registration of importers of forest products  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration for timber yard  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of inspection of forest products  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Custom clearance  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary import approval  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain transit pass (TP) for forest produce  (4) 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 11 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Forest Service Agency (TFS) (x 8)
Tanzania Forest Agency-Kinondoni District Office (x 5)
Tanzania Forest Agency --Port section
Tanzania Forest Agency --Port section
National Microfinance Bank (NMB) (x 2)
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 4)

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of registration of importers of forest products
Approval for import of forest products
Certificate of registration of timber yard
Certificate of inspection of forest products
Plant import permit
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Approved phytosanitary certificate
Stamped self assessment document (TRA)
Transit pass for forest produce
Release order
Delivery order

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Application form for certificate of registration of forest produce dealers and trader (x 2)
Application form for import permit of forest products
Memorandum and articles of association
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Coloured passport size photo (x 2)
Control number (TFS) (x 4)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 6)
TFS official receipt (x 2)
Business licence (x 3)
Proof of identification
Timber export permit
Phytosanitary certificate (import) (x 2)
Certificate of origin (import) (x 2)
Conveyance licence (x 2)
Plant import permit (import)
Control number (phs) (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Certificate of inspection of forest products (x 2)
Assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Packing list (x 2)
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate
Fumigation certificate
Duly filled NMB deposit slip
Transit pass from the source of forest products
Certificate of registration of exporters of forest products
Certificate of registration of timber yard
Harvesting licence
Buying receipt
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Invoice (TICTS)
Commercial invoice
Consignment for verification (x 2)
Certificate of inspection of forest products 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
TPA receipt
Driving licence
Truck registration card
Gate in ticket (x 2)
Gate pass A

Estimated cost TZS  785,700 + USD  652

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TZS 5,000
Application fee for registration of importer of forest product
TZS 512,000
Fee for registration of importer of forest product
TZS 5,000
Application fee for timber yard registration
TZS 256,000
Registration fee for timber yard
USD 5
Plant import permit fee
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
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 2
for import certification fee
USD 2
for inspection fee
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection costs
Equivalent to TSH
USD 2
for fixed inspection costs
TZS 7,700
Transit pass fee for lorry below 7ton
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 6 d - 25 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 6 d 25 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 25mn 7h. 55mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 45mn 11h. 10mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 6 d 24 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 33, 34, 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
Ocean freight tariff Ocean freight tariff
  Article Table 9
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 16, 20, 21, 48, 49, 63, 64, 64 and schedule 16
Beekeeping (General) regulations, 2005 The Beekeeping (General) Regulations, 2005
  Section  30
GN-The forest (Amendment) Regulation, 2017 GN final 255 chapa The Forest (Amendment) Regulation, 2017 GN final 255 Schedule 14
The forest act, 2002 The Forest Act, 2002
  Sections 49 (ii) 50 (1) (a), 49 (ii), 50, 51, 58, 59, 60, 61, 77
Forest Regulations 2004 The Forest Regulations, 2003
  Sections 13, 20(1) 50 (12) (d), 50 (13), 50 (2), 54, (29)
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 8, 42
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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