6/29/16

APPLICATION FOR CUSTOMS LICENSES TO OPERATE INLAND CARGO DEPOTS FOR STORAGE OF BULK CARGO FOR THE YEAR 2016



 Tanzania Revenue Authority

ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED
 CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT

The Tanzania Revenue Authority is committed to facilitate trade through our Ports and mainly the port of Dar es salaam.  In order to do so clear and efficient supply chain must be established that promotes industrial growth in Tanzania and our neighbouring   countries.
Therefore the Commissioner for Customs and Excise invites eligible firms wishing to operate Inland Depots for Bulk Cargo (Holding areas) for cargo moving under Single Customs Territory arrangement .Bulk Cargo shipments are wheat grain,  fertilizers Coal Steel  bars and other industrial inputs for onward transit movement to our neighbouring  countries in East African Community, Zambia and DRC. The license is for the year 2016. Eligible applicants are advised to submit their applications provided they meet the General Conditions as well as Specific Conditions for the license to operate an Inland Depot for Bulk Cargo.
A)   GENERAL CONDITIONS
1.    Validated Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Certificate for the Company;
2.    Validated Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Certificate for each Director;
3.    VAT Registration Certificate, if any
4.    Current Tax Clearance Certificate, with a letter in support thereof showing tax position for the current year;
5.    Certified copy of a valid relevant business license;
6.    Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company
7.    Certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Name Registration Certificate.
8.    A recent passport size photograph (not more than one megabyte) for each director of the company and at least two competent permanent technical staff who will transact Customs business. 
9.    A valid identification document for each of the persons referred to in (8) above i.e. National ID, Driving License, Passport or Voter Registration.
10. A certified copy of title deed or lease agreement for a suitable office for the company which should be equipped with computing facilities capable of connecting to the Tanzania Customs Integrated System (TANCIS) – to be subjected to verification prior to granting of license;
B)   SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Applications for Inland Depots for Bulk Cargo shall be made on the prescribed form (Form C.18) and be accompanied with site plan professionally drawn showing the location of the premises and its situation in relation to other premises and thorough fare. The license shall be issued for an Inland Depot for Bulk that is strategically positioned to bring material economic impact to the nation subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions:
1.    Fencing: At least 3 metres  high perimeter concrete wall with an electric wire on top;
2.    Entry/Exit gates: There has to be two separate entry/exit gates;
3.    Security: 24-hour security including security guards and electronic surveillance;
4.    Parking space: An Inland Depot for Bulk Cargo is a Customs restricted area. It may allow vehicles in and out for the purpose of loading and discharging.  Hence, the parking space shall be outside the Inland Depot for Bulk Cargo boundaries for trucks waiting to be loaded.
5.    Cladding/Paving: For the purpose of strength and durability, paving of the yard shall be with concrete, strong enough to withstand traction of heavy trucks and is to be well drained.
6.    Customs Office: This should be able to accommodate at least 5 Customs staff and should be suitably furnished, ventilated, and with appropriate lighting, telephone, hygienic and other necessary facilities.
7.    Equipment:  There must be appropriate equipment for cargo handling, stacking, examination, measurement etc. 
8.    Security Bonds: Upon fulfilment of the above conditions and prior to issuance of a license, applicants shall have to execute Customs Security Bond as follows:
·         CB 2 to be at least TSHS 500 million.
·         CB 13 at least TSHS 2 billion.
9.    Labour availability: The Inland Depots for Bulk Cargo should be able to engage sufficient labour force at all times during operations
10. Rail linkage: Inland Depots for Bulk Cargo should preferably have rail linkages.
11. Land Lease: The Inland Depots for Bulk Cargo operator should either hold a title deed or a valid lease agreement for the land to be used for Inland Depots for Bulk Cargo activities.
12. Working hours: Licensee should demonstrate capability to operate on a 24/7 work arrangement.
Applications must be submitted as soon as practicable but not later than 31 July 2016 to:
Commissioner for Customs and Excise,
Customs and Excise Department,
Mapato House, Sokoine Drive,
P. O. Box 9053,
DAR ES SALAAM

NB: Please note that applications received after the set deadline shall not be processed. 

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