Notice to Importers and Clearing and Forwarding Agents (CFA)

imageProvisional Permit for Entry of Imported Goods

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is hereby notifying importers and clearing agents that it has introduced a provisional permit for uploading in TANCIS that will replace the Destination Inspection request form. The purpose of the provisional permit is to allow processing of documents and declaration in TANCIS.

Customs clearing and forwarding agents on behalf of importers of goods are hereby required to abide by the following:

1. For goods that have been inspected at the country of origin under the Pre-shipment Verification of Conformity to standards programme (PVoC), to upload genuine Certificate of Conformity (CoC) of the respective consignment in TANCIS. The CoC should be uploaded immediately after receiving it from one of the PVoC service providers, i.e. Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), China Certification & Inspection Group Co. Ltd (CCIC) or Bureau Veritas (BV).

2. To fill in provisional permit for entry of imported goods form for the consignments under Destination Inspection (DI). The form is available on TBS website ( The clearing and forwarding agent will be required to upload a dully filled provisional permit in TANCIS as attachment for assessment purposes.

3. After having TRA assessment report, all other verification procedures will be done as per current practice at Diplomat House located at the junction of Mkwepu and Kaluta streets in Dar es Salaam. The implementation of this notice will start on Monday, 2018-02-05.

NOTE: Any clearing and forwarding agent who will contravene this instruction by uploading false documents will be punished as per governing laws.

For further information contact:

Director General
Tanzania Bureau of Standards
P.O. Box 9524
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 (022) 2450206/+255 (022) 2450298
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Please click the following link in order to download this advert and provisional permit form for entry of imported goods: