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Steps (19) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register premises  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain test report (certificate of analysis)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export license for processed food products  (3) expand_more expand_less
Contracting a clearing agent  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain 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 9 expand_more expand_less

Bank of Kigali (x 2)
Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (x 3)
RRA Non Fiscal Revenue Services
Rwanda Standards Board (x 2)
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Information Management system (x 2)
Clearing agent
e-Single Window (x 3)
Transit, export and outstation division (x 4)
Customs Service Department - Rubavu (La Corniche One Stop Border Post)

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of registration and licensing of food premises
Test report (certificate of analysis)
Export certificate - processed food products
Contract
Rwanda certificate of origin
T1 validated for departure (signed and stamped by customs)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Payment receipt (x 2)
Application form - food premises registration
Process flow chart
Plant layout
Certificate of qualified personel
Letter of commitment
Proforma invoice
Packing list (x 4)
Test report (certificate of analysis)
Invoice
Invoice (export) (x 2)
Export certificate - processed food products
Payment confirmation - export declaration
Export declaration

Estimated cost RWF  292,500

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RWF 150,000
premises registration 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
RWF 25,000
export 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 10d - 26d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 10d 26d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 0mn 1h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 5mn 5h. 45mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 9d 25d

Laws 14 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
FDA Notice to the public - 20 March 2020 FDA Notice to the public - 20 March 2020
FDA Regulation governing service fees, tariff and fines FDA Regulation governing service fees, tariff and fines annex I
Guidelines for importation and exportation of food Guidelines for importation and exportation of food
  articles 1.3.10, 2.1
Guidelines for registration and lincensing of food premises Guidelines for registration and licensing of food premises chapter I
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
Law nº 003/2018 of 09/02/2018 establishing Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority and determining its mission, organisation and functioning Law nº 003/2018 of 09/02/2018 establishing Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority and determining its mission, organisation and functioning
  articles 3, 8, 9
LAW No. 47/2012 OF 14/01/2013 RELATING TO THE REGULATION AND INSPECTION OF FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS Law nº 47/2012 of 14/01/2013 relating to the regulation and inspection of food and pharmaceutical products
  articles 3, 45
Regional local clearing tariff Regional local clearing tariff
RSB Communique RSB Communique
RSB products and services charges RSB products and services charges pages 5-21
The East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 The East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Section  88 - 89
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