ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Nov 2011

On 24 November 2011, the government of Zimbabew presented its 2012 national budget statement. The following components of the budget have implication for trade policy.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Increase of customs duty on fresh vegetable produce with effect from 1/01/2012 (p.190) Introduction of customs duty on pre-packed rice, salt and flour from 1 January 2012 (p.192) Introduction of customs duty on wheat flour at a modest of 5%, with effect from 1 January 2012 (p.194) Increase of duty on clothing imports from 40% plus 1.50 Dollars per kg, to 40% plus 3.0 Dollars per kg.
Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Reduction of customs duty on PVC sheeting, PVC coated sheeting, other coated plastics, polymers of vinyl chloride, reflected material, copper tubing, hot marking ribbons, polyethylene granules, plasticisied polyvinyl chloride, tea bag, foil, sulphur, waste sulphuric acid, other vegetable saps and extracts, crushed or powered natural steatile, toluene, and other cleaning substance from 1/01/2012 (p.187) Suspension of import duty on soya meal, Galvanised wire, U-section of iron or non alloy steel, T-section of iron or non alloy steel, crude soya oil, and cold rolled steels coils effect from 1/01/2012 (p.188) Rebate of import duty on ambulances imported by local authorities, from 1 January 2012 (p. 206) Rebate of duty on imported raw materials for use in the manufacturing of clothing from 1 January 2012 (p.196)