Rebate of duty on equipment imported by registered Arts organisations

How-to-Listen-to-Instrumental-MusicA rebate of duty is a duty free concession provided for in the Customs and Excise regulations. One such rebate is granted to registered Arts organisations as defined in the National Arts council of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 25:07]. Continue reading “Rebate of duty on equipment imported by registered Arts organisations”


Calculation of duty on imported clothing items and shoes

Clothing-duty-rateAny person who imports items of clothing and shoes is required to make a declaration of the nature, quantity and value of the items.   Continue reading “Calculation of duty on imported clothing items and shoes”

Bordersmart: Restricted and Prohibited Imports and Exports

Prohibited-and-Restricted-ImportsThe importation and exportation of some goods and substances is only possible after obtaining and subsequent production of a requisite permit or licence from the relevant Ministry. However; for some products, the importation or exportation is prohibited. Continue reading “Bordersmart: Restricted and Prohibited Imports and Exports”

Importation and Exportation of Currency by Travellers

MoneyThe importation and exportation of currency is governed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) in terms of the Exchange Control Act [Chapter 22:05] as read with Exchange Control Regulations Statutory Instrument 109 of 1996. Continue reading “Importation and Exportation of Currency by Travellers”

Duty FREE Allowance on Goods Imported for Religious Purposes  

christ-of-peace-bolivia-2-488x650The Customs and Excise (General) Regulations, as published in Statutory Instrument 154 of 2001, provides for a rebate of duty on selected imported goods by religious organisations. This implies that such goods when imported enjoy duty free and Value Added Tax (VAT) free concessions. Continue reading “Duty FREE Allowance on Goods Imported for Religious Purposes  “

Short-Shipment of Imported Goods

A short-shipment occurs when cargo listed on invoices or carrier’s documents is not included in a shipment or is not received by the recipient or consignee. In other terms, the quantity of goods received and cleared by the recipient/consignee will be less than the quantity listed on the invoices or shipping documents. Despite some goods being short shipped as described above, all goods shown on an invoice, bill of lading, manifest, consignment note, waybill or other document as having been consigned to Zimbabwe shall be deemed to have been imported and shall be cleared on a bill of entry. Continue reading “Short-Shipment of Imported Goods”