Required Export Documents

The following documents are required for Exports

Shipping Instructions
An original or copy of the transport document related to the importation (i.e. BoL, AWB or RCN) is required by Tiscan.

Commercial Invoice (CI)
Tiscan requires original or certified copies of the FI before Pre-Lodgement Processing can be finalised. The FI is the commercial invoice issued to an importer by the overseas supplier of goods at the time the goods are purchased.

TIN Certificate
An original or copy of the transport document related to the importation (i.e. BoL, AWB or RCN) is required by Tiscan.

Export Permits
In those cases where restrictions apply to goods that are exported, the original or a certified copy of the relevant Government permit/approval is required. Some of the goods for which permits/approvals are required include:

Maize/ Rice and Beans (In bulk)

  • Radiation certificate/ certificate analysis
  • Letter from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

Sea Products

  • Radiation certificate/ certificate analysis
  • Fisheries Department stamp
  • Royalty Fee receipt

Forest Products

  • Permits from Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources
  • Royalty Fee receipt
  • Certificate of grading of timber
  • Stamp from Director of Forest
  • Certificate of Inspection of Timber

Raw Hides and Skin

  • Export certificate for Hides and Skins from Ministry of Livestock
  • Veterinary Export Certificate
  • Pay in slip for the 20% Export tax

Sandal wood (off cuts)

  • Export permit from the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources
  • Grading certificate

Honey and Bees Wax

  • Permit from Forest Department
  • Royalty Fee Receipt (Export permit fee, Inspection fee and Registration Forest Export Fee)
  • Radiation Certificate

Sandal Wood (Powder)

  • Grading certificate
  • Export Permit- No payment

Gemstones

  • Permit for export of Precious minerals and samples from Ministry of Minerals
  • Receipt of Payment of Royalties

Sea Shells/ Cowries/ Prawns

  • Fisheries Stamp
  • Grading and Valuation certificates
  • Radiation certificate

Sisal Fibre

  • Stamp from Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

Coffee

  • Stamp from Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
  • Coffee Export Approval from Tanzania Coffee Board
  • Radiation certificate

Tobacco

  • Stamp from Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
  • Permit from Tanzania Tobacco Board

Cashew nuts

  • Export permit from Cashew nut Board
  • Stamp from Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
  • Radiation certificate