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Steps (33) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain import registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of premises  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain medicine registration certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain medicines import permit  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain verified certificate of conformity  (3) expand_more expand_less
Custom declaration  (10) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 11 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Trade and Industry - head office
Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) - Trade and marketing department
Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) (x 10)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ) (x 6)
Zanzibar Food and Drugs Agency (Information Management System) (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents (x 2)
Zanzibar Bureau of Standards (ZBS) (x 3)
Tanzania Custom Integrated System
TANZANIA REVENUE AUTHORITY - ZANZIBAR PORTS CUSTOMS OFFICE (x 3)
Zanzibar Ports Corporation (head office) (x 3)

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate (export/import)
Registration certificate of premise (ZFDA)
Business permit of a premise (ZFDA)
ZFDA medicine registration certificate
Import permit (ZFDA)
Verified certificate of conformity (ZBS)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Business licence (Zanzibar) (x 2)
Certificate of Incorporation-Zanzibar (x 2)
Memorandum and articles of association (MEMART)
Identity card - Zanzibar
Coloured passport size photo
Application letter as importer
Application form for registration as exporter/importer
Application form for registration of premise
Application form for business permit - ZFDA
Application form for registration as food exporter
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 3)
Payment invoice (ZFDA) (x 3)
Stamped bank deposit slip
Food inspection form checklist (ZFDA)
Plant layout sample
ZFDA receipt (x 3)
PBZ Bank Slip (x 2)
PBZ Stamped banksSlip (x 3)
Application form for medicine registration (ZFDA)
Application letter for medicine registration (ZFDA)
Certificate of analysis of products
Profoma invoice
Bill of lading (x 2)
Packing list (ZBS) (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 2)
Certificate of conformity
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Certificate of conformity
Packing list (ZBS) (x 3)
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Bill of lading (x 5)
verified certificate of conformity
Consignment for verification
Verified certificate of conformity (ZBS) (x 2)
Import permit (ZFDA)
Import declaration form
Tax payment slip
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Authorization letter
Profoma invoice (ZPC)
Delivery order (x 2)
Stamped delivery order
Gate pass (x 2)

Estimated cost TZS  50,000 + USD  500

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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 5,000
Application form fee
USD 500
Registration fee of imported products
TZS 0 -
2 % Free On Board (FOB)
TZS 0 -
0.3 % goods-value
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 184 d - 371 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 184 d 371 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 25mn 4h.
Attention at counter: 2h. 5h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 184 d 371 d

Laws 12 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, 125, 126, 127, 145, 146, 147, 148, 181, 187, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Sections 53, 88, 89, 131
ZFDA Food Fees and Charges Food Fees and Charges (ZFDA)
  Sections 2, 3, 4
Guideline for Medicine registration and evaluation (ZFDA) Guideline for Medicine registration and evaluation (ZFDA)
Guideline for registration and permit of food premises, 2018 Guideline for Registration and Permit of Food Premises, 2018
  Sections 2, 3
Tarrif book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Tariff book of port duties and charges (ZPC)
  articles Clause 11, Clause 11 (1)
The value added tax Act, 2014 The Value Added Tax Act, 2014
  Section  3
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, 18, 19, 53, 54, 55, 74, 106, 107
The Zanzibar Standards (Certification) Regulations, 2014  (Made Under Section 36) The Zanzibar Standards (Certification) Regulations, 2014 (Made Under Section 36)
  Sections 3 (1), 4 (1), 5 (1)
The Zanzibar Standard Act The Zanzibar Standards Act, 2011
Zanzibar Trading Act of 2013 The Zanzibar Trading Act, 2013
  Sections 15, 16
Zanzibar Ports Corporation Act, No 1.1997 Zanzibar Ports Corporation Act, No 1.1997
  Section  55
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