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Clearing and Forwarding services for both Imports and Exports is one of the functions that GPSA is required to provide to the procuring entities pursuant to regulation 130 (5) of the Public Procurement Regulations, Government Notice No. 446 of 2013 to the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Public Institutions and Government development projects in a cost effective manner.

The following procedures are to be followed in order to access the service;
1. Submission of necessary documents by Consignee (Client);
2. Preparation of bill for disbursement of associated costs by Government Clearing and Forwarding Agent
3. Payment of the bill by the Consignee (Client)
4. Clearance of Consignment by Government Clearing and Forwarding Agent
5. Collection and delivery of Consignment (by Client or Government Clearing and Forwarding Agent upon agreement)

NB: The following are the necessary documents to effect the process;
i. Authorization letter from the importer
ii. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
iii. Final Commercial invoice
iv. Certificate of Origin
v. Packing List
vi. Copy of Tax Identification Number (TIN) certificate
vii. Export Certificate and related local permits required e.g Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), Government Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA) permit, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) etc.
viii. Pre-shipment Verification of Conformity to Standards (P.V.O.C)
ix. VAT exemption if any.


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