TANZANIA SHIPPING AGENCIES CORPORATION (TASAC) is Inviting Applications for:
1. LICENCE AND LICENCE RENEWAL OF:
i) Shipping Agents
ii) Miscellaneous Port Services Providers; and
iii) Cargo Consolidators and Deconsolidates; and
2. REGISTRATION OF RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF:
i) Clearing and Forwarding Agents; and
ii) Gross Mass Verifiers.
Applications will remain open from 18th September 2019 to 31st October 2019.
Applicants should enclose certified copies of relevant documents as necessary as follows;
1. SHIPPING AGENCY LICENCE
i) A certificate of Incorporation (in case of new applicant)
ii) Agency fees and commissions payable by principals to the applicant, which comply
with the shipping Agents Regulations, 2018.
iii) Share Certificates of named shareholders to confirm ownership for new applicants and for renewing agents, where there is a change of shareholders;
iv) Principal (carrier) – shipping Agent Agreement/ Contract dully approved by the Corporation where the principal operates regular liner services;
v) Commitment of the letter to furnish to the corporation with copies of character parties or agent terms of each vessel handled, where the applicant deals with a principal who operated tramp Services;
vi) Latest Bank statement;
vii) Birth Certificates/affidavit of shareholders and employees in case of renewing agents, where there is a new a shareholder or employee;
viii) Evidence of Professional staff possessing appropriate qualifications in accordance with provisions the shipping agents Regulations, 2018.
ix) Valid business Licence;
x) Tariff/Charges to be applied for services to be rendered in 2020, which conform to approved tariff;
xi) Valid tax Clearance Certificate
xii) Latest Audited Accounts (in case of application for renewal)
xiii) Annual returns showing shareholders with percentages of ownerships as well as the Directors (in case of application for renewal)
xiv) Previous Shipping Agency licence (in case of application for renewal)
xv) Memorandum and Article of Association (in case of new applicant)
xvi) Lease Agreement or proof of Occupancy of land of the office premises (in case of new applicants or where previous lease agreements are experiencing);
xvii) Customer care handling procedures including customer inquiries and complaints system;
xviii) Proof of information and communication technology applications relevant to shipping agency business (in case of new applicants); and
xix) Evidence of Payment of application fee;
NB: Please take a note that no shipping agency licence shall be issued by the Corporation to a private shipping agent in contradiction with exclusive mandate of the Corporation.
2. MISCELLANEOUS PORT SERVICES PROVIDER.
i) Memorandum and Article of Association (in case of new applicants)
ii) Certificate of Incorporation/Compliance as the case may be;
iii) Valid Business license
iv) Tax Clearance Certificates;
v) Share certificates of a company’s shareholder
vi) Proof of business premises;
vii) List available cargo working equipment, working gear and working tools;
viii) Customer care handling procedures including customer inquiries and complaints system;
ix) List of Available safety gear for third party liability
x) Evidence of payment of Application fee.
3. CARGO CONSOLIDATORS AND DE-CONSOLIDATORS
i) A certificate of Incorporation (in case of new applicants);
ii) A valid insurance cover for third party liability;
iii) A valid fire safety Certificate;
iv) Proof for availability of business premises, including customs bonded area or warehouse;
v) Valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
vi) Proposed rates and charges including transit rates which conform to approved tariff
vii) List of names and addresses of local and foreign counterparts;
viii) List and proof of available cargo handling equipment owned or available on outsourcing arrangements;
ix) List of owned information and communication technology facilities.
x) Previous cargo Consolidator/ De-consolidator licence.
xi) Proof of existence of cargo tracking system;
xii) Latest Bank Statement.
xiii) Proof of qualified staff in compliance with the cargo consolidators and Deconsolidators Regulations, 2018;
xiv) Customer care handling procedures including customer inquiries and complaints system; and
xv) Evidence of payment of application fee.
4. CLEARING AND FORWARDING AGENTS.
i) Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of compliance, as the case may be;
ii) Memorandum and articles of association (in Case of new applicants0;
iii) Valid Business Licence;
iv) Lease Agreement of proof of ownership of the premises where the applicant’s office for clearing and forwarding agency is located.
v) Proof of ICT applications by the applicant for clearing and the forwarding agency;
vi) Customer care handling procedures including customer inquiries and complaints system;
vii) Valid Tax Clearance Certificate;
viii) Evidence of payment
ix) Proof of qualifications of staff in compliance the clearing and Forwarding Agents Regulations, 2018; and
x) Evidence of payment of application fees.
5. GROSS MASS VERIFIERS
i) Valid Business Licence
ii) Certificate of Incorporation (in Case of new applicants)
iii) Calibration Certificate of the weighing equipment issued by the weight and Measures Agency;
iv) Tariff rates/Charges to be applied; and
v) Evidence of payment of application fees
Notably, the above is merely a list of documents required by the Authority. Applicants are advised to consult the relevant Laws and Regulations for a comprehensive outlook of the requirements.
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