A. General Information
Tanzania and Congo-customs interconnectivity
B. Lessons Learned
The Tanzanian Revenue Authority and the Directorate General of Customs of the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed;
To exchange information relating to the transit of goods exported to the Democratic Republic of Congo
To combat fraud
To secure goods in logistic chain between Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam and the various borders of Congo
To establish customs office of Congo in the port of Dar es Salaam with the task of facilitating the clearance of cargo.
To securing goods imported by Congo’s economic operators when in transit at theTanzanian port of Dar es Salaam and combating fraud within the international logistics chainbetween Tanzania and the DRC.
Congo Customs office is connected to Tanzanian Revenue Authority’s IT system.
Tanzanian Revenue Authority connected Congo’s customs office in Tanzania to its IT system called TANCIS (Tanzania Customs Integrated System).
The connection enabled Congo’s customs office in Tanzania to collect all data relating transit of goods declared to be in transit in Congo.
Congo’s customs office forwards transit information to all relevant Customs posts.
To reassure Tanzanian Customs that the consignments declared to be in transit through itsoffices have actually arrived in the DRC, the Congolese Customs in theport of Dar es Salaam sends the Tanzanian Customs authority information,regarding the goods that have actuallybeen taken over by Customs offices in Congo.
The Congo’s Customs office, by using the software tool made available by its Tanzaniancounterparts, can monitor all movements of goods at Customs offices of exit in Tanzania withouthandling the physical declarations covering transit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Data relating to transit of goods
Simplification of the transit procedure
Minimizing fraud and corruption
Efficient exchange of information
The use of electronic seals
Mutual recognition of Customs clearing agents
information on goods thathave arrived in the port of Dar es Salaam has been directly transmitted electronically to theCongolese Customs system and has enabled Customs agencies to assign declarations to theregimes of their choice (pilot).
WCO Transit practices
C. Relevant Standards
Memorandum of Understanding (2014)