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Introduction 

Import means goods and services brought to Tanzania from a foreign country. Import procedures have to be followed in order to clear goods from Customs control as per the East African Community Customs Management Act (EACCMA) 2004.

Imports to Tanzania are subjected to different stages whereby the importer is advised to make declaration through his appointed Clearing and Forwarding Agent by lodging documents at least 7 days before arrival of the vessel.

How do I process Import documents?

Import documents include:

Note

The clearance system automatically rejects incomplete declaration or declaration having insufficient descriptions through Integrated Query System (IQS) which is in TANCIS.