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Steps (17) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain product certification (S-Mark)  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain test report (certificate of analysis)  (3) 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  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 8 expand_more expand_less

RSB e-Portal (x 3)
RRA Non Fiscal Revenue Services (x 2)
Rwanda Standards Board (x 3)
Clearing agent
e-Single Window (x 3)
Bank
Transit, export and outstation division (x 3)
Customs Service Department - Gatuna Office

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Contract for S-Mark certification (signed)
Certificate of conformity (S-Mark)
License (S-Mark)
Test report (certificate of analysis)
Contract
EAC certificate of origin
Validated cargo manifest (C2)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Invoice
Packing list (x 3)
Invoice (export) (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin
Test report (certificate of analysis)
License (S-Mark)
Assessment notice - EX 1
Payment confirmation - export declaration
Export declaration
Cargo manifest (C2)

Estimated cost RWF  347,500

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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
RWF 10,000
initial setting time
RWF 11,500
final setting time
RWF 60,000
compressive strength of cement including strength for 2days or 7days and 28 days strength
RWF 18,000
lost on ignition
RWF 15,000
cement soundness
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 21d - 61d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 21d 61d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 0mn 50mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 5mn 3h. 5mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 20d 61d

Laws 10 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, 2004 (Revised 30th June 2019)
  Sections 73 - 75, 75, 105, 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 Communique RSB Communique
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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