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Steps (38) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain export registration certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioactivity analysis  (4) 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 16 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 Agriculture, Irrigation, Natural Resources and Livestock-Ports (x 4)
The People's Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ) (x 3)
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 6 expand_more expand_less

Registration certificate (export/import)
Export permit (MT & I)
Phytosanitary certificate (Zanzibar)
Radioactivity analysis certificate
EAC certificate of origin
Release order

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application letter for registration as exporter
Business licence (Zanzibar)
Certificate of Incorporation-Zanzibar
Memorandum and articles of association
Identity card - Zanzibar
Coloured passport size photo
Application form for registration as exporter/importer
Application letter for export of seaweed
Permission to export seaweeds (x 5)
Application form for phytosanitary certificate
Export permit (MT & I) (x 5)
Payment information
PBZ Stamped banksSlip (x 3)
Official receipt-DDP
Control number (TAEC)
Packing list (x 5)
Clearing agent's authorization letter for customs (x 3)
Tax Identification Number certificate (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)
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  121,000 +USD  58

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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 35,000
Certificate of radiation fee for consignment with FOB value inferior to TZS 20 million
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 2d  - 9d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2d 9d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 4h. 5mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 10mn 5h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 1/2 8d

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, 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
Plant Protection Act, 1997 (Zanzibar) Plant Protection Act, 1997 (Zanzibar)
  Sections 10, 13 (2), 13, 16
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
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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