The pre-shipment and collection of advance eco-levy fees for electronic communication equipment imported into the United Republic of Tanzania
SCOPE OF DUTY
Tanzania EcoLevy program: Bureau Veritas is the service provider mandated for the implementation of the shipment control of new and used Telecommunication equipment and products with telecommunication function, exported to Tanzania.
All regulated products shall be accompanied with the EcoLevy Certificate for Customs clearance in Tanzania.
Exporters/Importers will be required to pay an advance eco-levy on TCRA portal for imported Electronic and Communication equipment, submit required documents to Bureau Veritas, and upon satisfactory documentary review assessment, EcoLevy Certificate will be issued for shipment clearance.
- Reject import of Electronic waste and support the formalization of informal actors (complying with the Basel Convention)
- Collect taxes (Eco Levy) to promote recycling for these products
- Reduce the impact of E-waste on humans and on the environment by the reduction of pollutants at the end of cycle of the product
- Create a means of implementing a sustainable target in line with Target 3.9: ‘Reduce illnesses and death from hazardous chemicals and pollution’ of the Sustainable Development Goal, number 3: ‘Good health and well-being’.
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)