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Control of Goods Permit (Ministry of Industry & Commerce and/or Agriculture)

Depending on the product to be imported or exported, a firm has to apply for an import or export permit. Requirements when applying includes an application letter highlighting the product to imported/exported, quantity, value as where the product is being imported from or exported to. Company documents such as CR14, Certificate of Incorporation and ZIMRA Tax Clearance should also be attached. Applications can be done online or physically at the Ministries’ offices, and licence fees (which vary with the product being imported or exported) are paid when the application is approved.

Ministry of Industry & Commerce

13th Floor Mukwati Building, Harare

+263 242 702731-7

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AMA registration fees – SI140 of 2013, and SI147 of 2012

S1 147 of 2012 requires companies in the business of buying and contracting agricultural products to register annually and comply with several obligations.

SI 140 of 2013 amended S1 147 of 2012 and extended the product list to include grain oilseeds and by products as well as increase annual registration fees.
Agriculture Marketing Authority (AMA) – SI 129 of 2017 :

Livestock Levy requires that all registered cattle abattoirs be charged $10 per slaughtered head, all registered milk processors be charged 1 cent per litre, all registered chick producers be charged 1 cent per chick produced.
Requires that the beef sector be levied for the protection of animals from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The FMD is transmitted by buffalos who form part of the tourism value chain.

Provides for the setting up of a fund for the dairy sector which the business community believes is unnecessary.
Requires day old chicks to be charged $1 per chick.

8 Leman Rd

Mt Pleasant

Harare

+263 242 308662-4

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Agricultural Marketing Authority (Livestock Development Levy) Statutory Instrument (SI) 129 of 2017

Gazetted the Agricultural Marketing Authority (Livestock Development Levy) Statutory Instrument (SI) 129 of 2017 which requires that: All registered cattle abattoirs be charged $10 per animal; All registered milk processors be charged 1 cent per litre; and All registered chick producers be charged 1 cent per chick.

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EMA Regulations – SI6 of 2007

SI 6 of 2007. This regulation affects the cost of production in livestock enterprises such as poultry, piggeries, dairy and pen-feeding operations without contributing to environmental benefits since most waste and effluent is used as fertiliser on farm.

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SI 112 of 2019, Mhondoro-Ngezi Rural District Council (Livestock Marketing and Control) By-Laws 2019

Although the guidelines seem to imply the charges should be on cattle traded at council operated auctions, the current practice is to charge all cattle traded, even through private negotiation.

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Grain Marketing (Control of Sale of Maize) Regulations 2019, S1 145 of 2019

The SI notes that no person or statutory body or company or entity shall sell or otherwise dispose of any maize except to a contractor or to the Grain Marketing Board. It further notes that no person or statutory body or company or entity shall buy or otherwise acquire any maize from any farmer or producer otherwise than through the Grain Marketing Board.

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NBA for GMO certification – SI 157 of 2018

This SI makes it a legal requirement for companies (and individuals) involved in the importation, exportation, and transportation into or through Zimbabwe of any good of a biological nature (food, feeds, additives to food/feeds, livestock, eggs etc) to:

(a) Register with NBA for an annual fee of $500 per company;

(b) Obtain an import/export/transit permit for each commodity at a fee ranging from $30 to $80, depending on volume and valid for only 3months;

(c) Subject cargo for inspection by NBA at a fee of $20 per truck plus transport cost for NBA inspectors to travel to and from depot;

(d) Obtain from NBA an appropriate Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) declaration/certification of each consignment a fee of $250 per consignment; and

(e) For consignments under 500kgs presumed to be for personal non-commercial purposes, an NBA permit is required and obtainable for a fee of $10 to $20, depending on its size.

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Traditional Beer Act (Chapter 14:24)

An ACT to regulate and control the brewing, sale, supply and possession of traditional beer; to provide for the disposition of certain moneys derived from the sale of liquor; to impose a levy on brewers of traditional beer; to authorize the sale of refreshments; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

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Liquor Act (Chapter 14:12)

An ACT to establish a Liquor Licensing Board and to confer powers and functions on such Board and various officers in relation to licences and permits to sell liquor; to provide for the control of the sale and supply of liquor; to authorize the sale of refreshments and other articles; to regulate the conduct of licensed premises; to provide for restrictions on the recovery of debts related to the supply of liquor; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

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Trade Measures Act (Sale of Articles) Regulations, S1 56 of 1998

An ACT to define and authorize the units of measurement which may be used in trade; to provide for the uniformity of measuring equipment; to permit the establishment of the Trade Measures Board and the assignment of functions thereto; to provide for the assizing and re-assizing of measuring equipment; to confer powers on certain officials; to provide for the protection of the public in relation to the sale of articles and other transactions by measurement or number; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

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Food and Food Standards (Food Labelling) Regulations, S1 265 of 2002

These Regulations prescribe rules for the labelling of food, i.e. any substance which is in whole or in part, intended for human consumption or which is intended for entry into, or to be used in the manufacture of, any such substance (regs. 4 and 5). They also prohibit certain claims in relation to food (reg. 6). Regulation 2 prescribes that these Regulations shall apply to all foods which are sold or manufactured for sale in Zimbabwe and that no person shall sell, import or manufacture for sale any food other than in terms of these Regulations. Other regulations state exemptions (reg. 7), define offences and prescribe penalties (reg. 8). The five Schedules define further labelling standards and exemptions.

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Food and Food Standards

These Regulations prescribe rules for the labelling of food, i.e. any substance which is in whole or in part, intended for human consumption or which is intended for entry into, or to be used in the manufacture of, any such substance (regs. 4 and 5). They also prohibit certain claims in relation to food (reg. 6). Regulation 2 prescribes that these Regulations shall apply to all foods which are sold or manufactured for sale in Zimbabwe and that no person shall sell, import or manufacture for sale any food other than in terms of these Regulations. Other regulations state exemptions (reg. 7), define offences and prescribe penalties (reg. 8). The five Schedules define further labelling standards and exemptions.

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(Alcoholic Beverages) Regulations, 2001

These Regulations provide standards for the production of alcoholic beverages, i.e. any beverage, or fruit extract drink that contains not less than nought comma 2 percent of alcohol. The provisions lay down standards for the production and composition of the beverages and in certain cases regulate the use of food additives and preservatives.Regulation 2 provides that these Regulations shall apply to all alcoholic beverages which are sold or manufactured for sale in Zimbabwe and that no person shall sell, import for sale or manufacture for sale any alcoholic beverages other than in terms of these Regulations. Regulation 6 indicates areas of origin for wines.

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SI 132 of 2015 – Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA)

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 regulated under the programme include the following: Food and Agriculture, Building and Civil engineering, Petroleum & fuels, Packaging material, Electrical/electronic products, Body care, Automotive and transportation, Clothing and textile, Toys, Medical alcohol/Ethanol, Chemical products, Plastics and articles

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SI of 5 of 2015 – Food & Food Standards (Inspection & Certification) Regulations, 2015

No person shall operate premises in Zimbabwe for the sale, manufacture, production, processing or treatment of foods without a sanitary certificate for the premises issued in terms of these regulations. This inspection and certification shall also apply to food businesses for the purpose of importation and exportation of food.