anzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC) has issued a public notice informing stakeholders that with effect from 15th March, the agency will commence executing its mandate of clearing the forwarding additional products.
The new products include fertilizer, industrial and domestic sugar, edible or cooking oil, wheat oil products, gas, liquefied petroleum gas, chemicals or any liquid related products.
“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, as amended, which are to be declared to the Commissioner for Customs and Excise with effect from 15th March 2012. The documents should be submitted electronically and in hard copies to the Manager Clearing and Forwarding,” the notice read in part.
TASAC was established under Section 4 of the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Act No. 14 of 2017 as maritime administration responsible for regulating maritime transport services, maritime environment safety and security. The corporation is further mandated to carry out clearing and forwarding functions, documentation in relation to shipping agency, ship tallying services and shipping.
Currently, 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.
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