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Obtain certificate of registration of green leaf tobacco buyer  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration of tobacco exporter  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain green leaf tobacco buying licence  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain dry leaf tobacco export license  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tobacco export permit  (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 16 expand_more expand_less

Tanzania Tobacco Board (TTB) (x 7)
Agricultural Trade Management Information System (x 5)
Mobile E payment (x 4)
Certificate of origin electronic management, verification and issuance. (x 2)
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) (x 2)
Online RAC application (x 2)
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission-Dar es salaam zonal office
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agents
Plant Health Services (PHS) (x 2)
Tanzania Custom Intergrated System (x 3)
Tanzania Revenue Authority-Headquarters (x 3)
TPA Intergated Electronic Payment System Portal
Bank
Tanzania Ports Authority-Dar es salaam (x 3)
Cargo System

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate of green leaf tobacco buying
Registration certificate of of tobacco exporter
Green leaf tobacco buying licence
Dry leaf tobacco export license
Tobacco export permit
EAC certificate of origin
Radioactivity analysis certificate
Shipping order
Phytosanitary certificate
Tanzania Single Administrative Document (TANSAD)
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Memorandum and articles of association (MEMART) (x 2)
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Business licence (x 3)
Tax Identification Number certificate (x 4)
Value Added Tax (VAT) registration certificate (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate (x 2)
Contract between farmers and buyer
Finance/Bank financial confirmation
Contract between buyer and processing factory
Shipping instruction
Packing list (x 5)
Tobacco consignment
TTB control number
Form for verification of origin (EAC)
Consignment for verification
TCCIA account numbers
Stamped bank deposit slip (x 3)
Control number (TAEC)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs
Clearing agent's authorization letter for shipping line
Self assessment document (TRA) (x 2)
Plant import permit (x 2)
Control number (phs)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Tobacco export permit (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
Tobacco export permit with release stamp
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
Driver details
TPA receipt
Truck registration card
Driving licence

Estimated cost TZS  42,000 +USD  82

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TZS 0 -
0.25 % goods-value
Tobacco export permit fee
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 0 -
USD  0.2 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 0 -
USD  0.1 per ton
for variable inspection cost
Equivalent to TSH
USD 80
Handling fee for a 20ft container

Total Duration 9d - 30d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 9d 30d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 3h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 45mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 8d 28d

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 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, 2003
  Sections 30, 31
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)
The Plant Health Act, 2020 The Plant Health Act, 2020
  Sections 34, 35, 38, 39
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 Protection from Radiation Regulations The Protection from Radiation (control of radiation contaminated food stuff) Regulations, 1998
  Sections 4 (2), 4, 7
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
Tobacco Industry Act No. 24 of 2001 The Tobacco Industry Act No. 24 of 2001
  Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 38
The tobacco industry licencing (fees) (amendment) regulation 2018 The Tobacco Industry Licencing (fees) (amendment) Regulations, 2018 Second schedule
Tobacco regulations of 2011 The Tobacco Industry Regulations, 2011 Second schedule
  Sections 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 60
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