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Obtain export registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain permission to produce seaweed  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of premises  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain seaweeds export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain permission to export seaweeds  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin-Zanzibar  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain health certificate for export-ZFDA  (5) expand_more expand_less
Clearance through Zanzibar port  (20) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 15 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Trade and Industry - head office (x 2)
Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) - Trade and marketing department (x 2)
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries-Zanzibar (x 6)
Zanzibar Food and Drugs Agency (ZFDA) (x 9)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ) (x 3)
Bank (x 2)
Zanzibar National Chamber Of Commerce, Industry And Agriculture (ZNCCIA)
Clearing Agent
Tanzania Custom Integrated System
Shipping Agents
The Shipping Corporation of Zanzibar (SHIPCO) (x 2)
TANZANIA REVENUE AUTHORITY - ZANZIBAR PORTS CUSTOMS OFFICE (x 5)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (head office) (x 4)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (ZPC) (x 3)
weighbridge company

Results 9 expand_more expand_less

Export registration certificate
Permission letter to produce seaweeds
Registration certificate of premise (ZFDA)
Business permit of a premise (ZFDA)
Export permit (MIT)
Permission to export seaweeds
EAC certificate of origin
Health certificate for export
Allocation letter for stuffing outise the port

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application letter for registration as exporter
Business licence (zanzibar) (x 3)
Certificate of Incorporation-Zanzibar (x 3)
Memorandum and articles of association (MEMART)
Identity card
Coloured passport size photo
Fomu ya maombi ya uagiziaji/usafirishaji
Application letter as a buyer/exporter of seaweeds
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Business plan
Bank statement
Application form for registration of premise
Application form for business permit - ZFDA
Payment invoice (ZFDA) (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
TFDA receipt
Application letter for export of seaweed
Application letter for exportation of seaweeds - fisheries
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Payment invoice
Receipt
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Application form for permission to export food stuff - ZFDA
Export permit (MIT) (x 5)
ZFDA Receipt
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Permission to export seaweeds (x 4)
Phytosanitary certificate (Zanzibar) (x 4)
EAC certificate of origin (x 4)
Application letter for booking
Shipping agent confirmation letter (x 2)
Stuffing request letter (x 2)
Profoma invoice (ZPC) (x 2)
PBZ Bank Slip (x 2)
Official receipt (ZPC) (x 3)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 3)
Allocation letter for stuffing outise the port (x 2)
Container gross mass certificate (x 3)
Shipping order (Zanzibar)
Stamped shipping order (ZPC)
Shipping order with TRA stamp
Shipping order with TRA stamp

Estimated cost TZS  115,000 + USD  58

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TZS 5,000
Application form fee
TZS 20,000
Premise registration fee
TZS 20,000
Premise inspection fee except manufacturing factory
TZS 0 -
2 % goods-value
Fee for export permit
TZS 10,000
EAC certificate of origin fee
TZS 0 -
0.5 % Free On Board (FOB)
Health certificate fee
TZS 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 8
Lifting fee for a 20ft container
USD 50
Lifting fee for a 20ft container
TZS 60,000
Weight fee for a 20ft container
TZS 0 -
18 %
Value Added Tax
USD 0 -
USD  90 per container
Fee for a full container 20ft
USD 0 -
USD  50 per container
Fee for a full container load 20fit
TZS 0 -
TZS  20,000 per Consignment
Shipping order fee

Total Duration 2 d - 14 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2 d 14 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 25mn 4h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 20mn 6h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2 d 13 d

Laws 8 expand_more expand_less

East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2017) East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004 (Revised Edition 2019)
  Sections 41, 73, 74, 75, 76, 82, 123, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 187, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 44, 45, 46, 50, 53, 88, 89
ZFDA Food Fees and Charges Food Fees and Charges (ZFDA)
  Sections 2, 3, 4
Rules for the application of a system of certificate of origin Rules for the application of a system of certificate of origin
Tarrif book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Tarrif book of port duties and charges (ZPC)
  Article Clause 11 (1)
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015 second schedule
  Article Rule 17
The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, No 2 of  2006 The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, No 2 of 2006
  Sections 4), 16, 18 (3, 19, 20 (2-c)
Zanzibar Trading Act of 2013 Zanzibar Trading Act of 2013
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