The Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) programme was introduced on 16 May 2015 to reduce hazardous and inferior imported products and improve customs duty collection in Zimbabwe.
The CBCA programme requires a pre export certificate to be obtained prior to shipment and this would need to be obtained through the Bureau Veritas website. Any shipments arriving into Zimbabwe without the conformity certificate would be rejected.
Exporting from UK to Zimbabwe
The programme affects a whole variety of goods arriving into Zimbabwe. This includes items such as food, building products, timber, petroleum, fuel, electrical appliances, clothing and textile, engineering equipment, automotive and transportation, mechanical appliance and toys.
We have been advised that exporters may continue to engage with Bureau Veritas to familiarise themselves with the process, however, this is on a purely voluntary basis. We are expecting an announcement on the new implementation date in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions, or any other general queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org.