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Tanzania – Customs and Import duty tax 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.