Non-Tariff Measure

NTM classification
P9: Export measures n.e.s. 
Date when the measure came into force
01 July 1955 
Publication where the measure is specified
Customs and Excise Act 
Regulation where the measure is specified
Customs and excise Act as amended by G.N No 407 of 1963 and Act No. 4 of 1999 
Country/Region applying the measure
Coded list of objectives
X: For purposes n.e.s. 
Description of the measure
11 (1) An officer may require the owner of any package imported or believed to have been imported into Zambia, or entered for export or believed to be intended for export from Zambia, to open such package and may examine, weigh, mark, or seal such goods as are contained therein.
(2) n officer may, in the absence of the owner of any such package as is mentioned in subsection (1), open and examine such package at the owner’s risk and expense
15 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and section twenty-one A, all ships, aircraft and vehicles including trains and all persons whether or not engaged in importing or exporting goods shall enter or leave Zambia through ports or aerodromes appointed under section thirteen, and shall follow such routes as may have been appointed or defined under that section, and shall comply with all rules and regulations made under this Act or any other written law in force for the protection of the revenue and trade of Zambia or for any other purpose.
(2)The Commissioner-General may, at his discretion, permit, subject to such conditions as he may specify, ships, aircraft and vehicles and persons whether or not engaged in importing or exporting goods to enter or leave Zambia through places or aerodromes or by routes other than those appointed or defined in terms of section thirteen.
(3) Any pipeline through which goods may be imported or exported shall, for its length in Zambia, be laid along such route as may be defined in respect thereof under section thirteen, and shall be constructed and operated in accordance with such regulations as may be prescribed.
16 (1) The Commissioner General may appoint at any customs port or customs aerodrome places to be known as examination stations for the embarking and disembarking of persons and for the loading, unloading, and
examination of goods including baggage, and may from time to time make such rules and lay down such conditions in connection therewith as the Commissioner-General considers necessary.
(2)Where at any customs port or customs aerodrome, an examination station has been appointed under this section, any person who embarks or who disembarks or who loads or unloads goods otherwise than at such place, except with the written permission of the Commissioner-General, shall be guilty of an offence
17(1) The Commissioner-General may, subject to such terms and conditions as the Commissioner-General may determine license
(a) any area, place or building in or at a customs port of entry or customs aerodrome as a customs area in which imported goods or goods for export may be held and stored before entry for consumption, warehousing, export or such other purpose as permitted or required by this Act; or
(b)customs areas at inland places for the receipt and storage of uncustomed goods carried by licensed customs carriers, including trains, before entry in accordance with this Act;Provided that an owner or operator of such a customs area, place or building is a duly licensed clearing agent in terms of section one hundred and eighty-two A.
(2)A license issued under this section shall expire on 31st December in each year and may be renewed by the Commissioner-General on receipt of an application for renewal, in the prescribed form and on payment of the
prescribed fee.
(3)The owner or operator of a customs area shall provide and maintain without charge such accommodation and facilities as the Commissioner-General may determine are reasonably necessary and suitable for the purposes of carrying out the functions and responsibilities of the Customs Services Division at that place.
(4)No person or vehicle shall enter or leave a customs area and no goods whether dutiable or not shall be brought into or taken out of any customs area, otherwise than through an entrance or exit approved for that purpose by
the Commissioner-General.
(5)No vehicle or goods shall be taken out of any customs area without the permission of the Commissioner General.
(6) Any person or vehicle entering or leaving any customs area and all goods which are being brought into or out of such area may be detained by an officer for the purposes of search or examination.
(7) The operation of any customs area shall be subject to such regulations and rules as may be made pursuant to the provisions of this act
25 The nature and quantities of goods imported or exported through a pipeline shall be recorded and reported in such form as may be prescribed by the operator of the pipeline in such form as may be prescribed and in such manner as the Commissioner-General may direct, and, for the purpose of keeping such record and making such report, the operator shall, at his own expense, provide such apparatus and appliances as the Commissioner-General may specify.(Act No. 48 of 1968 as amended by Acts No. 16 of 1996 and No. 4of 1999)
53 (3) For the purpose of this Act
(a) the entry of goods for export, the loading or placing of any goods upon a ship, aircraft, or vehicle which is about to leave Zambia or has other goods upon it which are to be exported;
(b) the taking of goods aboard such a ship, aircraft, or vehicle by a person;
(c)the handing of any goods to any carrier or transport company or to
the master of a ship or the pilot or owner of any aircraft or any member of the crew of the ship, aircraft or vehicle for the purpose of exportation;
(d)the placing of any goods in a pipeline which has been prepared for the exportation of goods; or
(e) the placing in the post of any package addressed to a place outside Zambia; shall be deemed to be an attempt to export. (As amended by G.N. No. 407 of 1963, Acts No. 48 of 1968 and No. 4 of 1999)
59. (1) Any person wishing to export goods as ship, aircraft or vehicle stores shall make application to the Customs Services Division in the form prescribed for that purpose and no such entry shall be valid authority for release of goods from a warehouse unless such application has been approved.
(2) If any goods warehoused have been declared to be for export as ship’s or aircraft stores or otherwise, an officer may refuse to allow their removal from the warehouse for any purpose other than that which has been declared.(As amended by G.N. No. 407 of 1963 and Act No. 4 of 1999}
67.(1) An officer may permit
(a) the taking, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, of samples of warehoused goods by the owner or importer of the goods; and
(b) the payment of duty on samples taken in terms of paragraph (a) to be deferred until the consignment of the goods from which the samples were taken is entered for consumption or for removal or export in bond.
(2) The Commissioner-General may remit the duty on samples taken in terms of subsection (1).(No. 18 of 1960 and No. 16 of 1996) 
Reference of the measure
Part III, 15 (1-3), 16 (1-2),17 (4-7) 25,Part V 53 (3),part VI para59& 67 (b) 
Measure also domestic

Products affected by the measure.

Code Product Partial coverage Partial coverage indication Date in Date out
PG: 1 All products No 01 July 1955  

Countries/Regions affected by the measure.

Inclusion/Exclusion Country Date in Date out
Inclusion Zambia 01 July 1955