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Steps (35) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain food crop import permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary import approval  (4) 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 10 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Agriculture (x 2)
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 6)
National Microfinance Bank (NMB) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 3)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office (x 3)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 2)
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 4)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Food crop import permit
Plant import permit
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Approved phytosanitary certificate
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Release order
Delivery order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application letter for permission to export crops
Business licence (x 2)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Identity card
Application form for plant import permit
Certificate of incorporation
Control number (phs) (x 2)
Stamped bank payment slip
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Commercial invoice (x 2)
Packing list (x 2)
Certificate of origin (import) (x 3)
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Control number (TAEC)
Official receipt (TAEC)
Self assessment document (TRA)
Plant import permit (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
Delivery order
Food crop import permit (x 3)
Fumigation certificate
Stamped NMB bank deposit slip
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 2)
Approved phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Plant import permit (import)
Assessment document (TRA)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Invoice (TICTS)
Consignment for verification (x 2)
Food crop import permit with release stamp
Plant import permit with release stamp
Radioactivity analysis certificate with release stamp
Certificate of origin (import) with release stamp
Shipping line invoice
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
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  4,035,000 + USD  652

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Plant import permit fee
USD 0 -
3 % Cost, Insurance and Freight or Custom value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
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
for import certification fee
for inspection fee
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
for fixed inspection cost
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection costs
Equivalent to TSH
for fixed inspection costs
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
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 5 d - 13 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 5 d 13 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 5mn 6h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 10mn 7h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 5 d 12 d

Laws 13 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, 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, 48 (2), 48 (3), 48, 49, 63, 64, 64 and schedule 16
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
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
Food Security Act The Food Security Act, 1991
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 8, 17, 42
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 210, 214, 222, 286, 287, 304
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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