It is announced that, as from 27th July 2015, any consignment will have to be verified prior being shipped to Zimbabwe.
All inspected goods will be issued a Transitional certificate and goods will not be rejected into the country even if they fail to meet the required standards but the importers and exporters will be informed about the non- conformity on their goods. The Transitional period will end on 31st October 2015.
The CBCA program will be at its full implementation stage as from 1st November 2015. The certificate of conformity (CoC) will be required for the clearance of goods and consignment of listed goods not accompanied with this certificate will be refused from entry into the country.
Within this CBCA programme, conformity to standards and declared value of goods intended to be exported to Zimbabwe will be verified prior 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.For the detailed list of products visit the ministry website www.mic.gov.zw and for further enquires forward an email to email@example.com.