Quick info guide

‣ The Trade Information Desk at selected border posts is a useful tool for women traders

Business opportunities for cross border traders

‣ Zimbabwe’s consumer goods like processed cereals, fermented drinks and curios are some of the main export products. 

‣ Clothes, solar panels and gas cooking products are some of the products imported into Zimbabwe

Export quality and standards

The Standards Association of Zimbabwe certifies the quality of non-medical goods produced or imported into the country.

The Quality Control Department carries out product certification at:

17 Coventry Road
Workington, Harare
Tel: +263 24 2753 800-2

Contact information

Standards Association of Zimbabwe
Northend Close, Northridge Park, Borrowdale, Harare.
Tel: +263 242 882017/8/9, 242882021, 242885511/2
Fax: +263 242 882020
Web: http://www.saz.org.zw

Information for cross border traders in Zimbabwe

One of the mandates of  the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is to facilitate trade and travel. This is achieved by ensuring smooth movement of goods and people through inland and border ports of entry/exit. Currently Zimbabwean cross border traders do not need a Visa to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo.  For consignments of USD 1000 and below no duty is payable.

COMESA Simplified Trade Regime

COMESA has come up with a simplified Customs clearance procedure for its Member States that can be used by small scale cross border traders to facilitate easy import and export of their goods. The simplified clearance procedure is called the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR).

Everything you need to know about the STR

Who can use it, when, where and why

Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association (ZCBTA)

Provides market intelligence, help with permits and more

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

Facilitates smooth flow of goods and traders at border points