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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 permission to export seaweeds  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (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  (23) 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 Drug Agency (ZFDA) (x 9)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ) (x 6)
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries-Ports (x 4)
Zanzibar National Chamber Of Commerce, Industry And Agriculture (ZNCCIA)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System
The Shipping Corporation of Zanzibar (SHIPCO) (x 2)
TANZANIA REVENUE AUTHORITY - ZANZIBAR PORTS CUSTOMS OFFICE (x 5)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (head office) (x 5)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (ZPC) (x 5)
weighbridge company

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate (export/import)
Permission letter to produce seaweeds
Registration certificate of premise (ZFDA)
Business permit of a premise (ZFDA)
Food exporters registration certificate (ZFDA)
Permission to export seaweeds
Export permit (MT & I)
Phytosanitary certificate (Zanzibar)
EAC certificate of origin
Health certificate for export
Release order

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
Identity card - Zanzibar
Coloured passport size photo
Application form for registration as exporter/importer
Application letter as a buyer/exporter of seaweeds
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 5)
Business plan
Bank statement
Application form for registration of premise
Application form for business permit - ZFDA
Application form for registration as food exporter
Payment invoice (ZFDA) (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 2)
Food inspection form checklist (ZFDA)
Plant layout sample
ZFDA receipt (x 2)
Application letter for exportation of fish and fishery products
Bank deposit slip
Payment invoice
Receipt
Application letter for export of seaweed
Permission to export seaweeds (x 5)
Application form for phytosanitary certificate
Export permit (MT & I) (x 6)
Payment information
PBZ Stamped banksSlip (x 3)
Official receipt-DDP
Application form for permission to export food stuff - ZFDA
PBZ Bank Slip
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Phytosanitary certificate (Zanzibar) (x 4)
EAC certificate of origin (x 4)
Health certificate for export (x 4)
Application letter for booking (x 2)
Shipping agent confirmation letter (x 2)
Stuffing request letter (x 5)
Profoma invoice (ZPC) (x 2)
Official receipt (ZPC) (x 4)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 3)
Allocation letter for stuffing outside the port (x 2)
Container gross mass certificate (x 3)
Shipping order (Zanzibar)
Stamped shipping order (ZPC)
Shipping order with TRA stamp

Estimated cost TZS  151,000 +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
Phytosanitary certificate fee
TZS 3,000
Inspection fee
TZS 3,000
Fee for fixed inspection
TZS 0 -
TZS  300 per ton
Inspection fee for additional tons greater than one ton
TZS 10,000
EAC certificate of origin fee
TZS 20,000
Health certificate fee
TZS 0 -
3 % Free On Board (FOB)
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 -
TZS  20,000 per Consignment
Shipping order fee
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 20ft

Total Duration 4d  - 18d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 4d 18d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 5h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 40mn 7h. 30mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3d 1/2 16d

Laws 13 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, 10
Guideline for registration and permit of food premises, 2018 Guideline for Registration and Permit of Food Premises, 2018
  Sections 2, 3
Plant Protection Act, 1997 (Zanzibar) Plant Protection Act, 1997 (Zanzibar)
  Sections 10, 13 (2), 13, 16
Tarrif book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Tariff book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Clause 17
  articles Clause 11 (1), Clause 17
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015 second schedule
  Article Rule 17
Zanzibar Fisheries Act, 2010 The Zanzibar Fisheries Act, 2010
  Sections 15, 16
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 (2c), 20 (2-c), 106, 107
The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, No 2 of 2006 Regulations The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations, 2006
  Sections 3, 4, 27, 79
The Zanzibar Shipping Corporation Act, 2013 The Zanzibar Shipping Corporation Act, 2013
Zanzibar Trading Act of 2013 The Zanzibar Trading Act, 2013
  Sections 15, 16, 31, 32, 33
Zanzibar Ports Corporation Act, No 1.1997 Zanzibar Ports Corporation Act, No 1.1997
  Section  55
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