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Assessment of documents and fee
(last modified: 29/01/2019)

Timeframe ( see details )

Wait until next step

5 mn  -  20 mn
1 day  -  2 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of industry & trade

NSSF Waterfront house, Sokoine drive, , Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 9503
Fax: +255 222 125 832
Email: ps@mit.go.tz
Website: http://www.mit.go.tz/

Unit in charge

Department of trade, promotion and marketing (4th floor)

Mon: 08:00 - 15:30
Tue: 08:00 - 15:30
Wed: 08:00 - 15:30
Thu: 08:00 - 15:30
Fri: 08:00 - 15:30

Person in charge

Receptionists - department of marketing

Tel: +255 222 127 897 / +255 222 127 898

Expected results

Appointment

Requirements

1. Business license application form
Business license application form (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Tax clearance certificate (Simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Residence permit class "A" (Simple copy)
For foreign subscribers whose residential addresses in the Memorandum and Articles of Associations is in Tanzania
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Memorandum and articles of association (Simple copy)
if there are changes made on the previous Memorandum and Articles and Association
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Business license - Ministry of Industry and Trade (Simple copy)
the previous business licence
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Lease agreement (Simple copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Title deed (Simple copy)
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
To a Tanzanian citizen or to a resident, in case the shareholders of the company are non-residents.
Additional requirements for specific businesses
1.
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for clearing and forwarding licenses.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism promotion.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Registered professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Pilots, Ship Captains, consultancy, advocates etc.)
4.
Air worthiness certificate
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
5.
Sea worthiness
Authorizing ship to sail.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   15mn
Waiting time until next step: min   1 day - max   2 days

Legal justification

1. Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
articles ss.3, 4, 511, 12, 14, 17

Additional information

Depending on the business activity, some companies will be required to obtain specific business licences before obtaining a business licence from the ministry of industry and trade. Above are just few of the many specific licences a company could obtain

Recourse: Ministry of industry & trade

Entity in charge

Ministry of industry & trade

NSSF Waterfront house, Sokoine drive, , Dar es Salaam P.O. Box 9503
Fax: +255 222 125 832
Email: ps@mit.go.tz
Website: http://www.mit.go.tz/

Unit in charge

Licensing office

Mon: 08:00 - 15:30
Tue: 08:00 - 15:30
Wed: 08:00 - 15:30
Thu: 08:00 - 15:30
Fri: 08:00 - 15:30

Person in charge

Christopher S. Nassari

Principal trade officer
Tel: +255 222 127 897 / +255 754 267 106
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