Step-by-Step documentation process to help you when exporting Horticulture produce from Zimbabwe.
1. Register with Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) which is the national authority that regulates marketing of Agric products in Zimbabwe.
This is an Annual registration as an Agro-producer or dealer.
Located at 8 Leman Rd, Harare (along 2nd Street near UZ turn off)
Just across the road, you might as well visit ZimTrade for helpful info, trade advice, tips & available market opportunities.2
2. Next step is to apply for an Export permit with Ministry of Lands Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement at Ngungunyana building, 1 Borrowdale Rd.
The permit is valid for a specific product, maximum quantity & time period.
3. Next, apply for a Phytosanitary certificate issued by Plant Quarantine Services.
The certificate attests that your product meet phyto requirements as specified by the importing country.
You can contact their Mazowe or Harare Airport Office.
4. Complete CD1 Form at your Commercial Bank. This is an exchange control requirement with the RBZ.
It specifies the value of the consignment. You have 90 days to ensure you acquit (remmit).
You may apply for extension beyond 90 days in case if buyer delays payment.
5. Process your Bill of Entry with ZIMRA at Kurima House. You can engage a clearing agent to assist.
The BoE specifies the product, quantity, value, transport, port of exit..
This is the basic process flow, although some markets will specify other documents.
6. In addition to that know your market requirements and the certification schemes or food safety standards required by the buyers, importers, distributors eg GLOBALG.A.P. FSSC 22000 etc.
7. Engage a consultant specialised in the particular certification schemes or food safety standards required by your export market for the certification process involved.
8. Engage a licensed certification body specialized in the certification scheme or food safety standard for certification.
The following Market Pointers are available on request:
Avocados for the Netherlands market
Mangoes for t he Netherlands market
Macadamia nuts for the German market
Sweet Potatoes for the United Kingdom market
Peas for the Netherlands market
Peas for the United Kingdom market
Beans for the German market
Blueberries for the Netherlands Market
Avocado oil for the Indian Market
Avocado oil to Netherlands
HDPE Plastics to China
LDPE Plastics to China
Jam to the Angola Market
Jam to the Kenyan Market
Dried culinary Herbs to the UK
Beans for the Netherlands market
Wooden Poles for the Zambian market
Concrete Tiles for the Zambian market
Refrigerators for the Tanzania market
Honey for the EU market
UHT Full cream milk for the Namibia market
Beef for the Angola Market
Yoghurt for the DRC Market
Moringa to the German Market
Chocolate to the U.K. Market
Fresh cut roses and buds for
the Netherlands Market
Jam to the Tanzanian Market
Jam to the Zambian Market
From Zim trade. http://www.tradezimbabwe.com/exporting-from-zimbabwe-2/export-markets/market-pointers/
On the creation of a Form CD1, you can also indicate that exporters can apply to the Reserve Bank to be given rights to create Form CD1 at their own premises without having to visit the bank.