Importers in Tanzania are required to establish whether or not the
goods to be imported are subject to Preslupment Inspection
(PSI). Obtain and fill an Import Declaration Form (IDF) from
any commercial bank. Fee payable is US$ 10, attach a proforma
invoice to the completed form. 1.2% of FOB value must be
paid to a designated commercial bank when submitting the IDF
to the Bank, for goods worth US$ 5000 and above. This fee is
called "The Pre-shipment Inspection Fee". Consignment with
proforma invoice FOB value of less than US$ 5,000 or any
other such value as may be determined from time to time are
exempted from PSI.
There are exceptions for some goods for PSI e.g.
..1. Gold, precious stones and precious metals.
..2. Live animals and perishables.
..3. Goods returned to the country after repair.
..4. Household and personal effects including one motor vehicl for Tanzanians
returning from a foreign country.
..5. Scrap metal, current newspapers and periodicals, parcel post and commercial
..6. Objects of Art, explosive and pyrotechnic products, implements of war, communition and weapons
..7. Imports of new motor vehicles by registered franchise holders.
The Commercial Banks are then obliged to pass the IDF
and Proforma invoice to PSI company as quickly as possible in
order to avoid delays. Without these documents, PSI company
will be unaware of your transaction. It is in your interest
therefore to ensure that your bank transfers the documents to the PSI
in a timely manner.
Upon receipt of the IDF and proforma invoice, the details are
entered on the PSI Dar es Salaam company and sent to the
inspecting PSI office in the declared country of supply.
Upon receipt of the IDF, the executing office in the country of
supply automatically contacts the seller on record detailed
on the importer’s IDF to request information and arrange
Note: Importers should provide full contact details of actual suppliers.
With a vision of becoming the leading supplier of African agricultural
products to the world, ETG strives to play a key role in enhancing the
continent’s growth through the global marketing of its locally produced commodities.
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