IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The government of Zambia has announced the following trade measures in the 2011 national budget speech for the country.
1. Introduction of 15% customs duty on cold-rolled coils and 25% customs duty on deformed bard and galvanised cold-rolled coils, to promote local manufacturing.
2. Introduction of a 10% excise duty on plastic bags to promote environmental friendly behaviour and discourage the use of these bags. The duty will however not apply to bio-degradable bags.
3. Removal of customs duty on imported electricity (currently at 15 percent).
4. Introduce a specific classification for palm 'olein' of HS code 1511.90.20, which will now attract a 5 percent import duty rate.
5. Various trade facilitation measures affecting importing agents. 
 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

216 Vegetable oils
1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151190 Other
364 Packaging products of plastics
3923 Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
392310 Boxes, cases, crates and similar articles
392330 Carboys, bottles, flasks and similar articles
392350 Stoppers, lids, caps and other closures
392390 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7209 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, coldrolled (coldreduced), not clad, plated or coated.
720927 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm

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