TAARIFA KWA UMMA "IMPLEMENTATION OF EXCLUSIVE MANDATE IN CLEARING AND FORWARDING FUNCTION
Imewekwa: May 31, 2019
IMPLEMENTATION OF EXCLUSIVE MANDATE IN CLEARING AND FORWARDING FUNCTION
The Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) is established under Section 4 of the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Act No. 14 of 2017 as maritime administration to regulate ports, shipping services, maritime environment, safety and security. The Corporation is also mandated to conduct shipping business in the areas of clearing and forwarding, ship tallying, document control and shipping agency.
Section 7(1)(a) of the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Act of 2017 gives exclusive mandate to TASAC to carry out clearing and forwarding functions relating to import and export of minerals, mineral concentrates, machineries, equipment, products and/or extracts related to minerals and petroleum, arms and ammunitions, live animals and Government trophies.
On 21st February, 2019 TASAC issued a Public Notice declaring effective date for implementing the above stated mandate under section 7(1)(a) of the Act as being 03rd June, 2019 instead of 04th March, 2019 which was earlier nominated for that purpose. This Public Notice is issued to reiterate and remind stakeholders and the General Public about the effective date of 03rd June, 2019 for implementation of exclusive mandate in clearing and forwarding function relating to specified cargo.
In view of the foregoing, shippers and consignees or their agents are obliged to submit all documents pertinent for clearing and forwarding of import and export cargo specified under Section 7(1)(a) of the Act, which are to be declared to the Commissioner for Customs and Excise effective 03rd June, 2019. The documents should be submitted electronically and in hard copies to the Manager Clearing and Forwarding, TASAC Head Office located at the PPF Tower, Ohio Street/Garden Avenue, 8th Floor (Wing 802), Telephone No.: +255(22)2127314, Mobile +255 737792443 or +255 737792444, Emails: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org for imports and exports respectively.
Applicable tariff for services rendered by the Corporation can be accessed by interested parties through TASAC website address: www.tasac.go.tz effective 30th May, 2019.
Take note that any party who carries out or facilitates the carrying out of clearing and forwarding of imports and exports which are under TASAC exclusive mandate as from 03rd June, 2019 shall commit an offence in accordance with Section 7(3) of the Act.
Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation