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Pre-inspection requirements for Zimbabwe imports

Dear valued customers,

Please see information below:

Zimbabwe have implemented Pre shipment inspections for the below scheduled categories for imports into Zimbabwe                                                           

NOTICE TO ALL IMPORTERS AND CLEARING AGENTS

IMPLEMENTATION OF A CONFORMITY AND VALUATION PROGRAMME

The Government of Zimbabwe would like to inform the general public and business community in particular, that a programme to have consignments verified in the country of export has been put in place.

The CBCA (Consignment Based Conformity Assessment) programme is intended to substantially reduce hazardous and substandard imported products and improve Customs duty collection.

Within this CBCA programme, conformity to standards and declared value of goods intended to be exported to Zimbabwe will be verified prior to shipment in the country of export.

Upon satisfactory verification, a CBCA certificate will be issued for the consignment. This certificate shall be presented for Customs clearance on arrival in Zimbabwe.

The categories of goods subject to the programme include the following:-

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Building and civil engineering
  • Timber and timber products
  • Petroleum and fuel
  • Packaging material
  • Electrical/electronic appliances
  • Body care
  • Automotive and transportation
  • Clothing and textile
  • Engineering equipment
  • Mechanical appliances
  • Toys

The business community is urged to inform their suppliers of the implementation of the CBCA program.

The suppliers should then contact Bureau Veritas, the Conformity assessment company appointed for the verification in exporting regions.

Details on www.verigates.com.  Requests for certificates may also be sent to conformity.zimbabwe@bureauveritas.com.

From 16th of March 2015 plus 2 months, any consignment will have to be verified prior to being shipped to Zimbabwe.

Any consignment including goods mentioned here-above, not accompanied with the required CBCA certificate will be refused from entering the country.

Compliant exporters will be able to benefit from fast track procedures reducing systematic intervention on their frequent exports to Zimbabwe.

Detailed list as follows

CBCA ZIMBABWE

LIST OF PRODUCTS

Edition 2

PRODUCT

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Oils and fats

Dairy products

Fertilizer, pesticides and agro chemicals

Sugar

Vegetable acid oil

Yeast

Biscuits

Meat and meat products

Fruits and vegetables

Cereals

Beverages

Snacks

BUILDING PRODUCTS

Cement

Portland Cement

Pipes, plumbing accessories

Sanitary ware

Ceramic tiles

Steel bars for reinforcement of concrete

TIMBER & TIMBER PRODUCTS

Timber

Timber products

PETROLEUM & FUELS

Paraffin

Petrol

Diesel

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)

A1 Jet

Candles

Lubricants

PACKAGING MATERIALS

Packaging for contact with food

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC PRODUCST

Electrical and electronic appliances

Batteries and Primary cells

Plugs, Sockets, switches, circuit breakers

Insulated wire, Cables, fibre cables

Fluorescent Lamps, starters, ballasts, energy saving lamps

Solar panels, photovoltaic products

Generators, UPS

Scales

BODY CARE & HEALTH PRODUCTS

Baby care products

Cosmetics

Sanitary pads, cotton wool, baby diapers

Detergents

AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION

Tyres

Brake pads

Other vehicle parts

Motor vehicles

CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Blankets

Clothing and textile products

Shoes

Cotton cords and yarns

ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT

Weighbridge equipment

Conveyor belts

Rubber hoses

Agricultural implements

TOYS

All Toys

 

Kind regards,

Andrew Ioannou

Export Manager – Southern African Region