ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2011

In January 2011, the government of Zambia announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Details can be obtained from the Zambian Budget Authority's website at http://www.zra.org.zm/Budget.php


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 SECTORS

 
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.