How to Import to Tanzania?

Step by step way to import to Tanzania


How to import to Tanzania? What are the import procedures in Tanzania to move goods?  Explain about import registration process, cargo movement to Tanzania from overseas countries, Import delivery process in Tanzania etc.  Detail the import methodology in Tanzania.


This post explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Tanzania government authority for importation to Tanzania.


Those persons or entities who wish to start import or export into or from Tanzania can do so by following related streamline procedures set by Government authorities. But according to products nature, certain goods for export or import may be subject to an authorization, license, rules of quality or packaging, standardization or special formalities. A registered trade with concerned license as per the business is must for exporting and importing of commercial products from and into Tanzania.

Customs and Excise Department under the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is responsible for levies taxes on goods efficiently, implementation of customs policies, facilitate legitimate trade and protection of the society and legal economic activities in Tanzania.

The importer should make sure that they made all of the correct import documents that are required to get clear the customs formalities, satisfy all compliance and regulations. The efficiency of the Customs Clearance process is depend on having the valid documents, the accuracy of the information provided in the documents as well as the promptness in submitting the documents and filing the necessary applications for the Customs Clearance.


For the most part in all nations there are three phases of process for import. One time enrolment method to acquire import permit, documentation required for importation and Import customs clearance procedures. Point by point data on these three phases of imports has been specified independently in this site. You may click underneath those data connects to find out about well ordered techniques on the most proficient method to import:


License required for Import

Import documents required

Import Customs Process


This post explains about different phases in import process that every importer needs to go through in Tanzania.



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ismail: First of all great website and post, very informative. Am looking to buy a new bike from india and get it shipped directly to me in TANZANIA. I have faced a few problems in terms of the agent purchasing the bike and being able to ship it to me directly. I have been told that the motorbikes duty for export is nearly 100% of the value of the bike, I don’t know how true this is and if am being misled. Hope you could help me and push me to then right direction to collaborate this information and if you have contacts to a agent or dealer who would be willing to work with me to get the bike across to me. In reality if the duty is as stated then it would not be worth purchasing..

gourav: actually i was going through your website.Sir i want to import from tanzania to mundra india. I want the data base or knowledge that which type product is best for me to import.Hope for the better response

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