Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-003  
NTB Type
8.1. Government Policy and regulations  
Complaint
Government of Zambia issues Statutory Instrument 115 of 2020 , The Customs and Excise Ports of Entry and Routes Amendment Order, 2020, 9A(1) Reads , goods exported through Victoria Falls port in accordance with this paragraph shall be transported by rail, this Order automatically is a ban to export goods to Zimbabwe as the whole process to export using rail is a burdensome to trade by small scale players. Most goods are bought in Kamwala area shops and some being bought in the industrial areas which small players can easily transport using their vehicles or hired vehicles as they combine wares. Introduction for use of Rail is a clear indication by the Government of Zambia to ban export of certain commodities to Zimbabwe as market access will be a challenge to those living within Victoria Falls and the whole part of matebelalend as they are forced to use Chirundu exit .
Trucks can reach Victoria Falls within a day which is different from train, trucks you can accompany your goods different from train, trucks you can be cleared in time whereas using train everything is dumped at one place. this will open other avenues of bush borders or direct smuggling at the borders as officials will not be clearing goods in trucks  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Zambia: Zambia Revenue Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
COMESA  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2021-01-26  
Status
New  
Product Description
sweets, biscuits, soap milk etc see attachment  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2021-02-03 15:07  
Modified
2021-02-03 15:07