This procedure outlines the processes to administer clearance of temporary importation and Re-exportation of Foreign motor vehicles and temporary export and Re-importation of Tanzania registered motor vehicles.

Definitions

  • Temporary Import of motor vehicle means importation of foreign motor vehicle into the United Republic of Tanzania with the expectation that the said motor vehicle will return to the foreign country.
  • Temporary Export of Motor vehicle means Tanzania registered motor vehicle is exported temporary from United Republic of Tanzania to a foreign country with the expectation that it will be returned.
  • Re-importation of vehicle means the importation of Tanzania registered motor vehicle into Tanzania which previously been exported to a foreign country.

Procedures:

  1. TEMPORARY IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN MOTOR VEHICLE
  • Arrival of  Motor vehicle at the entry gate
  • Register particulars of Motor vehicles into Empty vehicles Register if it is empty and register into Arrival Register if it is loaded with cargo  and proceed to the parking yard
  • Motor vehicle proceeds to the parking yard. If Motor  vehicle is light or heavy with passengers  to passengers vehicle parking yard
  • Driver submits Passport, Motor Vehicle registration card, Exportation declaration and Authorization letter (If a driver is not the owner of the Motor Vehicle).
  • Customs receives and verifies the submitted documents. IF NOT COMFORM, Documents are rejected.  For a returning resident normal clearance under IM4 should be followed.
  • Physical verification of the motor vehicle and accompanied cargo(If any) is conducted
  • Complete Form C32 electronically in the TANCIS.TANCIS generates two (2) copies of C32 and Payment Bill. Both documents are printed and Payment Bill issued to the Driver
  • Driver collect Payment Bill and pay fee to the cashier and issued with TRA payment receipt  
  • Driver submit TRA Payment receipt to Preventive Officer  where it recorded into C32 Inward register including Driver and Motor Vehicle  particulars
  • Release the Motor vehicle through stamping passport and signing Form C32.
  • The original copy of C32 s issued to a Driver and one copy is retained for office reference
  • Driver and MV cleared at the exit gate and allowed to depart

Note: After the given duration is about to expire and should there be a need to extend temporary stay of the vehicle within the statutory period, the driver/owner shall report to the nearest Customs office for extension of C32 permit

 

  1. RE-EXPORTATION OF FOREIGN MOTOR VEHICLES (ON RETURN)
  • Arrival of  motor vehicle at entry gate
  • Register particular of Motor vehicles into Empty vehicles Register if it is empty and register into Arrival Register if it is loaded with cargo and proceed to the parking yard
  • Driver submit original form C32 which was issued during the entry into the country and TRA payment receipt
  • Customs receives and verifies the submitted documents. IF NOT COMFORMS, Enforcement measure applied.
  • Physical verification of the Motor vehicle and accompanied cargo(If any) is conducted
  • Enter  C32 particulars into TANCIS to CONFIRM RETURN of Motor vehicle
  • Motor vehicle release and cleared at exit gate

 

  1. TEMPORARY EXPORT FOR TANZANIA REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE
  • Arrival of  Motor vehicle at the entry gate
  • Register particular of Motor vehicles into Empty vehicles Register if it is empty and register into Arrival Register if it is loaded with cargo and proceed to the parking yard
  • Motor vehicle proceeds to the parking yard.  If MV is light or heavy passengers proceed to passengers vehicle parking yard
  • Driver submit original/certified Logbook and Motor vehicle registration card to Preventive officer
  • Customs receives and verifies the submitted documents. IF CONFORMS the document are surrendered to Customs. IF NOT CONFORMS, documents are rejected.
  • Physical verification of the Motor vehicle and accompanied cargo(If any) is conducted
  • Complete Form C32 (exports) electronically in the TANCIS. TANCIS generates two (2) copies of C32.
  • Issue simplified certificate of origin to the accompanied baggage if any upon request
  • Print form C32 sign and stamp passport. The original copy of C32 s issued to a driver and one copy is retained for office reference
  • Driver and MV cleared at the exit gate and allowed to depart

 

  1. RE-IMPORTATION OR RETURN OF TANZANIA REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE FROM FOREIGN DESTINATION
  • Arrival of  Motor vehicle at the entry gate
  • Register particular of Motor vehicles into Empty vehicles Register if it is empty and register into Arrival Register if it is loaded with cargo and proceed to the parking yard
  • Motor vehicle proceeds to the parking yard.  If MV is light or heavy passengers proceed to passengers vehicle parking yard
  • Driver submit original form C32 which was issued during the exit of the country and TRA payment receipt
  • Customs receives and verifies the submitted documents. IF NOT COMFORMS, Enforcement measure applied.
  • Physical verification of the Motor vehicle and accompanied cargo(If any) is conducted
  • Enter  C32 particulars into TANCIS to CONFIRM RETURN of Motor vehicle
  • Assess the accompanied baggage ( if any) and pay requisite duties and taxes(if any).
  • Preventive Officer return back the Original/Certified Logbook and Motor vehicle Registration Card that was surrendered during the export.
  • Motor vehicle release and cleared at exit gate.

In order to accomplish the above procedures the following attachments are required to be submitted;-

  • Customs form C32
  •  Passport
  •  Motor Vehicle Registration Card
  •  Authorization letter(In case driver is not the owner of the MV)
  •  Exportation declarations.