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Goods that have been delisted from import licence requirement

Following the gazetting of Statutory Instrument (SI) 237A of 2018, a number of goods which were formerly controlled by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development were removed from the goods requiring import licences.

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube during a tour of cooking oil manufacturer Surface Wilmar based in Chitungwiza
Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube during a tour of cooking oil manufacturer Surface Wilmar based in Chitungwiza

Statutory Instrument 237A amended Statutory Instrument 122 of 2017 which had amended Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016. SI 237A has removed the following goods from the control of their control.

This means that the goods listed below will no longer require an Import Licence from Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Enterprise Development.

Please note that the production of any other relevant Import Permits such as permits required by Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health & Child Welfare, etc remain in force for commercial importations.

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Importers are therefore encouraged to take note of these provisions and obligations to avoid any inconveniences when entering Zimbabwe through designated ports of entry.

1) Animal oils, fats (lard, tallow and dripping)

2) Baked beans

3) Body creams

4) Bottled water

5) Cement

6) Cereals

7) Cheese

8) Coffee creamers

9) Cooking oil

10) Crude and refined vegetable oils, soya bean oil and vegetable fats

11) Fertiliser

12) Finished steel roofing sheets

13) Wheat flour

14) Ice cream

15) Jams

16) Juice blends

17) Margarine

18) Mayonnaise, salad creams and Potato crisps

19) Packaging materials, and Plastic bags of polymer

20) Peanut butter, Pizza base and Yoghurts

21) Palm fat

22) Shoe polish

23) Soap

24) Sugar

25) Sweets

26) Synthetic hair products

27) Wheelbarrows and wheelbarrow parts

Please note that any importations of the above mentioned goods which are of commercial nature or are being imported by a genuine traveller and are in excess of traveller’s rebate of US$200.00 will require full duty payment.

For more information, please approach your nearest ZIMRA Office.

Disclaimer This article was compiled by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority for information purposes only.

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