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Steps (19) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain product certification (S-Mark)  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain test report (certificate of analysis)  (4) expand_more expand_less
Contracting a clearing agent  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (2) expand_more expand_less
Clearance of consignment  (5) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 7 expand_more expand_less

Rwanda Standards Board (x 7)
Bank (x 3)
Rwanda Revenue Authority
Clearing agent
Customs Service Department - Gikondo Office (x 2)
Transit, export and outstation division (x 2)
Customs Service Department - Gatuna Office

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

Contract (S-Mark)
Certificate of conformity (S-Mark)
License (S-Mark)
Test report (certificate of analysis)
EAC certificate of origin
Exit confirmation

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application form - S-Mark
Payment slip
Payment receipt
Standard operating procedures
Payment advice (RSB test report)
Certificate of domestic company registration
Invoice
Packing list
Invoice (export) (x 3)
Packing list
License (S-Mark)
Assessment notice - EX 1
Packing list (flowers export) (x 2)
Payment confirmation - export declaration
Export declaration
Release order
Exit note - export
Representatives
Proof of identity
Power of attorney

Cost RWF  233,000 expand_more expand_less

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RWF 30,000
application fee
RWF 100,000
audit fee for a company that has up to 20 employees
RWF 100,000
license fee
USD 0 -
USD  150 per declaration
The tariff of the clearing agencies handling fees is set by the Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association http://www.adrwanda.com/
+ VAT
RWF 3,000
fee for processing online declaration
RWF 0 -
RWF  2,000 per container
seals are used for containers and box body trucks

Total Duration 25 d - 63 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 25 d 63 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 5mn 1h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 10mn 3h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 25 d 63 d

Laws 9 expand_more expand_less

EAC Rules of origin 2015 EAC Rules of origin 2015 (Rule 17)
East African Community Common External Tariff 2017 East African Community Common External Tariff 2017
East African Community Customs Management Act   East African Community Customs Management Act
  Sections 73 - 75, 147, 148
Law n° 50/2013 of 28/06/2013 establishing Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) and determining its mission, organisation and functioning Law n° 50/2013 of 28/06/2013 establishing Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) and determining its mission, organisation and functioning
  Article 4
National Quality Testing Laboratories testing scope National Quality Testing Laboratories testing scope Section II: chemistry laboratories covers most of the processed food products.
Product certification flow chart Product certification flow chart
Regional local clearing tariff Regional local clearing tariff
RSB products and services charges RSB products and services charges
The East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 The East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Section  88 - 89
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