Customs Clearance

Customs Clearance

Expediting International Trade into the United Republic of Tanzania., One Border Crossing at a Time

Whether you are new to, or experienced in international trade, Coastline Forwarders offers a myriad of cargo transportation and value-added logistics services, ranging from customs clearance to assistance with regulatory compliance issues. Coastline Forwarders specializes in expediting your cargo through the supply chain as it enters the United Republic of Tanzania via any of the many air, ocean or land entry points. Our experienced team can walk you through every step of the import and export process and will help you clear your cargo fast, 24 hours a day – 7 days a week while mitigating the risk of penalties or delays.

Our licensed, customs compliance experts are part of a larger team that’s been successfully providing transportation and logistics solutions for well over a decade ensuring you always have access to knowledgeable resources adept in industry best practices. We’ve built our reputation on providing customized, efficient and detailed customs clearance services with transparency that ensures our partnership endures for the future. Contact us today to put our professionals to work for you.

Import procedures

Import means goods and services brought to Tanzania from a foreign country. Import procedures have to be followed in order to clear goods 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 Clearing and Forwarding Agent by lodging documents at least 7 days before arrival of the vessel.

How do I process Import documents?

  • The importer is required to appoint a Licensed Clearing and Forwarding Agent (CFA) to clear goods.
  • Documentation process is done online through EAC single Customs Territory (SCT) for imports and exports and can be completed before the arrival of the goods
  • Customs agents lodge the documents in the clearance system i.e. Tanzania Customs Integrated System Mainland and Zanzibar attaching all other relevant import supporting documents. The Agents are urged to lodge such documents at least 7 days before ore arrival of the goods.

Import documents include;

  • Final Invoice
  • Agent’s Authorization Letter from the importer
  • Import permits from TMDA, TBS, EAC Single Customs Terrotiry (SCT) etc
  • Exemption documents (If applicable)
  • Packing List
  • Transport documents i.e Bill of Lading/Airway Bill/Road Consignment note.
  • Cross Border Declaration of Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments.

Unbeatable Transport Services

Our fleet consists of exceptionally well-maintained and reliable vehicles, ready to serve your road freight needs. The fastest way to check the status of your cargo. No need to call Customer Service, our online results give you real-time, detailed progress as your cargo speeds through the Coastal Forwarders network.