Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
Last Published: 11/8/2017

Commercial documents such as a bill of lading, airway bill, and commercial invoice are required to clear goods with customs.  The Import Declaration Form is used for statistical purposes, and no fee is required.  Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has implemented the automated system for customs data (ASYCUDA) world system which provides a platform that leads to a paperless customs clearance and domestic tax processes, enhancing opportunities for stakeholders involved in trade logistics to integrate their workflows and systems.
ZRA form CE 20, the standard form for entry and exit, is used for clearance at border posts.  Certification is required to import meat (certification available from the Veterinary Department), plants and seeds and fruits (phytosanitary certification from Mount Makulu Research Station), food and drugs (Ministry of Health and Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority), firearms and ammunition (Zambia Police), and gemstones and scrap metal export (Ministry of Mines).

 

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Zambia Import Regulations Trade Development and Promotion