Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-721  
NTB Type
5.5. Import licensing requirements  
Complaint
Zimbabwe introduced surcharges on certain products in violation of the letter and spirit of the COMESA Free Trade Area. Zimbabwe introduced Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 , controlling the volumes of imports of products exported by Zambia to Zimbabwe Statutory Instrument (SI 64 of 2016),requires that import licenses be obtained from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce before importation of a wide range of products. The instrument is in force and is being implemented  
Progress update note
1. On 15th June 2017, Zimbabwe Focal Point reported that SI 64 of 2016 is being reviewed with the aim of removing some products from import licencing.

2. At the 5th Meeting of the COMESA NTB Focal Points held in Nairobi form 23-25 August 2016, Zambia confirmed that the NTB was still pending resolution by Zimbabwe. In response , Zimbabwe reported that Permanent Secretaries of Zimbabwe and Zambia met and agreed that Zimbabwe should communicate all the measures that had been taken and any future measures well on time for the information of trading partners . The parties agreed to meet regularly to share information and discuss mutually beneficial matters of interest to the two countries . Zimbabwe undertook to notify COMESA about the Statutory Instrument 64 by 31 October 2016.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Yes 
Location
Zimbabwe: Ministry of Industry & Commerce (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Zambia  
Date of incident
2016-06-17  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2016-08-24 16:58  
Modified
2017-06-15 14:43