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Customs or Import duty for Tee shirt, Tee, Womens apparel, Tshirt long sleeve, Women tshirt to Tanzania

The Customs or Import duty for Tee shirt, Tee, Womens apparel, Tshirt long sleeve, Women tshirt to Tanzania is classified under Womens clothing(cdf categories).

The HSCODE applied for Tee shirt, Tee, Womens apparel, Tshirt long sleeve, Women tshirt is 61-9-10-0-0

The tax is applied on the total sum of item cost, insurance cost and shipment cost.

The custom/import taxes are:

General duty is 25%

Special Tariff rate 1 is 0%

The average VAT rate applicable in Tanzania is 0.18

Note: If the special tariff rate is NULL then general duty is applicable.

The other taxes applicable are:

Excise Duty(Alc & tob)

To know more information on which tariff rate is applicable from the country you are importing to, look here

To get the accurate amount, calculate here

Calculation method:

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Tanzania Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The sum of the value of the imported goods and the cost of shipping and insurance.
  • Along with Import duty, import goods are also subject to Sales Tax and Excise duty.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Tanzania :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
0% to 100% 25% ST=18%
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty+ other taxes)
No threshold

Extra taxes and customs fees while importing

Product Rate for FY 2015/16 (TZS)
Sugared mineral water, sugared carbonated drinks, and sugared aerated water 55 per litre
Other not containing sugar, including club soda 55 per litre
Malt beer 694 per litre
Clear beer (with 100% local unmalted barley) 409 per litre
Wine with more than 25% imported grapes 2130 per litre
Wine with domestic grapes content exceeding 75% 192 per litre
Spirits, vodka, and whiskies 3157 per litre
Cigarettes without filter containing more than 75% domestic tobacco 11289 per litre
Cigarettes with filter containing more than 75% domestic tobacco 26689 per litre
Gas oil (diesel) 215 per litre
Illuminated kerosene 425 per litre
Industrial diesel oil 392 per litre
Lubrication oil 500 per m³
Cut rag/filler 24,388 per kg

Please refer this on detailed information about excise duty.


  • As there is no threshold, all the import goods are subjected to duty and taxes.
  • Excise duty is applied on the sum of the CIF value and duty or specific, i.e. based on units of measure.
  • anzania is a member of the East African Community, which became a Customs Union on 1 January 2005 on the implementation of the East African Customs Union Protocol.
Prohibited Items:

  • Any items offensive to muslim culture
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Industrial Diamonds
  • Invoices, blank
  • Ivory
  • Pornography
Other related items:

Clothes for women body shapers like corsets
Hourglass corset
Other body shapers – of other materials
Panties, knitted, of synthetic fibres
Negliges & other undergarments, knitted, of cotton, Thermal underwear
Slips & petticoats of knitted cotton, Knickers, Cortina slip, Cotton, Womens t-shirt cotton, Women shirt cotton
Bathrobes & dressing gowns – knitted of other textile materials like silk
Clothes for women other clothing sarong or pareo of woven cotton
Outerwear of man-made fibres coated / covered with plastics
Tees and vests, Microtank, Sequined tank, Tanks, singlets & vests of knitted cotton – tanks
Tee shirt, Tee, Womens apparel, Tshirt long sleeve, Women tshirt
Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles
leather skirt, Skirts, skorts & culottes of leather
Nylon tops,Nylon women’s top, Other body shapers