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Steps (14) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register as an importer of food products  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import visa for processed food products  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain an import license for processed food products  (3) expand_more expand_less
Contracting a clearing agent  (1) expand_more expand_less
Clearance of consignment  (3) expand_more expand_less
Consignment inspection by FDA  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain good exit note  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 7 expand_more expand_less

Bank of Kigali (x 2)
Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (x 2)
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Information Management system (x 4)
Clearing agent
e-Single Window
Bank
Customs Service Department - Gikondo Office (x 3)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

Food importer registration number
Import visa - food products
Import license for food products
Exit note - IM

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Payment slip (x 2)
Payment receipt (x 2)
Customer registration form
Proforma invoice
Proof of compliance to good manufacturing practices
Proforma invoice
Export permit (from exporting country)
Certificate of origin - import
Bill of lading
Radiation free certificate
Certificate of analysis - import
Phytosanitary certificate - import
Certificate of domestic company registration
Invoice - processed products import
Packing list
Certificate of origin
Standardisation mark permit
Assessment notice for import declaration
Payment confirmation - import declaration

Estimated cost RWF  203,000

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RWF 200,000
registration fee
RWF 0 -
0.8 % freight on board
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
processing fee
RWF 0 -
0 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
for raw materials imported from outside EAC
RWF 0 -
18 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
RWF 0 -
70 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
RWF 0 -
0.2 %
RWF 0 -
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
RWF 0 -
0.2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value

Total Duration 10d - 20d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 10d 20d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 0mn 1h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 10mn 2h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 9d 19d

Laws 14 expand_more expand_less

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 41, 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 part 4
Guidelines for importation and exportation of food Guidelines for importation and exportation of food
  articles 1.3, 1.3.10, 1.1 - 1.4
Law n° 19/2017 of 28/04/2017 establishing the levy on imported goods for financing African Union activities Law n° 19/2017 of 28/04/2017 establishing the levy on imported goods for financing African Union activities
  Article 4-6
Law n° 34/2015 of 30/06/2015 establishing the infrastructure development levy on imported goods Law n° 34/2015 of 30/06/2015 establishing the infrastructure development levy on imported goods
  Article 4-7
LAW No. 47/2012 OF 14/01/2013 RELATING TO THE REGULATION AND INSPECTION OF FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS Law n° 47/2012 of 14/01/2013 relating to the regulation and inspection of food and pharmaceutical products
  articles 26, 28, 34, 44
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, 8.6, 9
Law No 025-2019 of 13-09-2019 establishing the Excise Duty Law No 025-2019 of 13-09-2019 establishing the Excise Duty
  articles 1, 2
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 26, 28, 34, 44
RBS Instruction No. 01/2004 setting up regulations for compulsory batch certification of imports RBS Instruction No. 01/2004 setting up regulations for compulsory batch certification of imports
  Article 15
Regional local clearing tariff Regional local clearing tariff
The East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 The East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010
  Article 39-56
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