Marine Import Insurance – Tanzania

Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA) has developed a portal called the Tanzania Imports Insurance Portal (TIIP) in collaboration with TRA and other Govt. authorities.

The above Portal has been developed due to the recent amendments in the Insurance Act of Tanzania wherebyInsurance of all imports into Tanzania w.e.f 1-1-2018, whether by Sea / Air / Rail or by Road is mandatorily to bearranged through an Insurer registered and operating in Tanzania. The Portal TIIP is now in place and fully operational w.e.f 1st January, 2018 and has been developed solely to monitor & control the insurances of all Exports/ Imports into the country. The Insurance companies are supposed to feed the data in the TIIP Portal , for all Export / Import Insurance transaction on a daily basis.

We understand that effective from 1st January 2018, Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is not giving Import clearance for any shipments entering Tanzania without evidence of the Marine Insurance Certificate issued by any Tanzania based Insurance Company.