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Obtain cotton lint export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of levy payment/release order  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain cotton quality certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Custom declaration  (2) expand_more expand_less
Consignment inspection  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain TRA release order  (2) expand_more expand_less
Port clearance  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 15 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural Trade Management and Information System (x 3)
Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) (x 5)
Certificate of origin electronic management, verification and issuance. (x 2)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Mobile E payment
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 2)
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 3)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
TPA Intergated Electronic Payment System Portal
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)
Cargo System

Results 9 expand_more expand_less

Cotton lint export permit
Certificate of levy payment/release order
Cotton quality certificate
EAC certificate of origin
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Shipping order
Phytosanitary certificate
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Cotton lint export licence
Business licence (x 2)
Cotton sales contract
Cotton quality certificate
Stamped bank deposit slip
Clearance note (tcb)
Goods receive note
Request form for classification
Lots tag
Cotton samples
TCB invoice
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 5)
Request filled form
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification
Packing list (x 4)
Sample record form for radioactivity analysis
Control number (TAEC)
Official receipt (TAEC)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 2)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Certificate of incorporation
Self assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Plant import permit (x 2)
Control number (phs)
Cotton lint export permit (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Radioactivity analysis certificate (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin (x 2)
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD) (x 2)
Shipping order (x 4)
Consignment for inspection
Cotton lint export permit with release order
Phytosanitary certificate with release stamp
Radioactivity analysis certificate with release stamp
EAC certificate of origin with release stamp
Release order (x 2)
TPA payment note with reference number
Driver details
TPA receipt
Truck registration card
Driving licence

Estimated cost TZS  42,000 + USD  88

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TZS 0 -
18 % goods-value
Value added Tax
TZS 5,000
Fee for certificate of origin for EAC countries
TZS 2,000
Printing cost for certificate of origin
TZS 35,000
Certificate of radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 20 million
USD 0 -
3 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees-estimate
USD 0 -
USD  15 per Consignment
Phytosanitary certificate fee
Equivalent to Tshs
USD 2
for export certification fee. This fee applies to all consignment
USD 2
for inspection
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
USD 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 2
for fixed inspection cost
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 80
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 10 d - 21 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 10 d 21 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 4h. 40mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 45mn 8h. 45mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 10 d 20 d

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 38, 41, 73-75, 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 40, 88, 89
Plant Protection regulation1998 Plant Protection Regulation, 1998
  Sections 58, 63, 64
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Service Charter
Tarrif book (TPA) Tariff book of port dues and charges (TPA) But the whole tariff book shows Tanzania ports charges.
  articles 35, Clause 33
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
The Cotton Industry Acts, 2001 The Cotton Industry Acts, 2001
  Section 46
Cotton Regulations of 2011 The Cotton Regulations, 2011
  Sections 19, 20, 26 (5), 26 (1)
EAC Union Rules of Origin,2015 The East African Community ( EAC) Custom Union (Rules of Origin), 2015
  articles Rule 17, Rules 17 (5), Rules 17 (6)
Plant protection Act,1997 The Plant Protection Act, 1997
  Sections 15, 21, 33, 34
Port service charges Act The Port Service Charges Act
  Section  8
The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991 The Tanzania Harbours Regulations, 1991
  Sections 212, 222, 239, 241, 252, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 284, 286, 287, 304
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