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Inception date: 01 Aug 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 16 July 2009, Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti gave his Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review. In the review, he proposed the amendments with trade implications outlined below:

  1. Scrappage of a 40 percent import duty on foreign newspapers.
  2. Lowering of tariffs on line telephone sets and handheld telephone sets from 25 percent to 5 resp. 0 percent.
  3. Lowering of import duty on printers from 5 to 0 percent.
  4. Reduction of duties on powdered milk and butter oil from 40 to 0 percent.
  5. Reduction of duties on leather in slabs, waste leather, palm stearine, wadding textile fibres, binding and baler twine of sisal, twine of synthetic fibres from 40 to 10 percent.
  6. Reduction of import duty on public transport type passenger motor vehicles from 25 to 15 percent.
  7. Reduction of import duty on single cab trucks in the transport of goods frm 25 to 20 percent.




222 Other dairy products
0402 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040210 In powder, granules or other solid forms, of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1.5 %
040299 Other
324 Newspapers & periodicals, other than daily, in print
4902 Newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not illustrated or containing advertising material.
490290 Other
452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851761 Base stations
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.
870210 With compressionignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)
870290 Other
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc

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