‣ 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

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).
angle-left Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority is the body responsible for collecting taxes/revenues for the government. It derives its mandate from the Revenue Authority Act of Zimbabwe (chapter 23:11) and the subsidiary legislation. As part of its role the authority monitors trade and all traffic through borders crossings, airports and seaports. Zimra is tasked with reducing smuggling and illegal trade and as part of this duty, the agency regulates human travels. Its other mandate is to:

- Collect revenue

- Facilitate trade and travel

- To advise government on fiscal and economic matters and to protect civil society

Contact information

ZB Centre Cnr Nkwame Nkrumah Ave/First Street
P. O. Box 4360, Harare
Tel: (0242)758 891-5, 790 813, 790 814
Email: pr@zimra.co.zw
Web: www.zimra.co.zw