Procedure Guidelines


  • Required Import Documents
  • Personal Effects
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Transit Cargo
  • Donation / AID Cargo
  • Consol Instructions
  • ATA Carnet
  • Dangerous Goods Importation
Destination Inspection (DI) Scheme

  • Pre-Arrival Declaration
  • Goods Exempted from DI
  • Clearance Lead Times
  • Guide for filling out IDF
  • Doc Scanning Guide
  • Cotecna Global Contacts
Import Permits

  • Chemical Permit
  • Food, Drugs & Cosmetics Permit
  • Sugar Import Permit
  • Plant Importation Permit
  • Radioactivity Analysis
  • TBS Standards Batch Certificate


  • Exports to Kenya
  • Exports to Mozambique
  • Exports to West Africa
  • Reefer Stuffing Instructions
  • Dangerous Goods Packing
  • Documentation Deadlines


These guidelines provide on the website will offer the exporter, importer and others engaged in international trade with a practical guide to importation / exportation procedures in Tanzania.

These guidelines should not be regarded as a text or operating manual nor an attempt to cover all possible situations.

Furthermore, these guidelines are not intended to provide legal or other professional advice and readers should not act on information contained herein without seeking specific advice on the particular transactions with which they are concerned.

Within its limitations, it is hoped that these guidelines will serve as a basic tool in understanding the realistic situation of rules and regulations in Tanzania and use of these guidelines is only with acceptance of the above conditions and that McJuro cannot be held responsible in any way for any consequences arising thereof.