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Obtain export registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain marine products certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration certificate of premises  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain permission to export marine products  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain health certificate for export-ZFDA  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin-Zanzibar  (1) expand_more expand_less
Clearance through Zanzibar port  (24) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 17 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development- head office (x 2)
Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development - Trade and marketing department (x 2)
Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries (x 6)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ) (x 6)
Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) (x 9)
Online RAC application (x 2)
Mobile E payment
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Zanzibar ports office
Zanzibar National Chamber Of Commerce (ZNCC)
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 6)
weighbridge company

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate (export/import)
Cerificate of registration of marine products
Registration certificate of premise (ZFDA)
Business permit of a premise (ZFDA)
Food exporters registration certificate (ZFDA)
Export permit (MT & I)
Permission to export seaweeds
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Health certificate for export
EAC certificate of origin
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 for marine products
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 5)
Food exporters registration certificate (ZFDA)
Bank statement
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
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 export of seaweed
Permission to export seaweeds
Application letter for exportation of fish and fishery products
Payment invoice
Official receipt-Zanzibar
Control number (TAEC)
Application form for permission to export food stuff - ZFDA
Export permit (MT & I) (x 5)
PBZ Bank Slip
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)
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)
PBZ Stamped banksSlip (x 2)
Stuffing request letter
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  190,000 +USD  58

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TZS 20,000
Marine product certificate
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 35,000
Certificate of radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 20 million
TZS 20,000
Health certificate fee
TZS 10,000
EAC certificate of origin 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 3d 1/2 - 17d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 1/2 17d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 30mn 5h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 25mn 6h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3d 15d

Laws 16 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
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
Tarrif book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Tariff book of port duties and charges (ZPC) Clause 17
  articles Clause 11 (1), Clause 17
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, 2003
  Sections 30, 31
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015 second schedule
  Article Rule 17
The Protection from Radiation Regulations The Protection from Radiation (control of radiation contaminated food stuff) Regulations, 1998
  Sections 4 (2), 4, 7
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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