Importation by Air

airfreightIn terms of Section 39 of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02], all importations into Zimbabwe have to be entered for Customs purposes. The airport is regarded as one of the designated ports of entry where goods may be imported into the country. Continue reading “Importation by Air”


Haulage truck operators shun Beitbridge border post

haulage-truckBottlenecks in documentation processing and poor infrastructure at the Beitbridge border post are throwing spanners in the government’s initiative to ease the way of business as several haulage truck operators now opt to pass through the country’s neighbours’, thereby depriving the country of millions of dollars in potential revenue. Continue reading “Haulage truck operators shun Beitbridge border post”

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”

Legislators Applaud Electronic Cargo Tracking System

160FARDOSLEGISLATORS affiliated to the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (Apnac) on 25 May 2017 lauded Treasury and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) for embracing the electronic cargo tracking system (ECTS), saying the move would help reduce revenue leakages at the country’s border posts. Continue reading “Legislators Applaud Electronic Cargo Tracking System”