How to Register your Company and Products Breakfast Session to

29 May - 04 Jun 2014
How to Register your Company and Products
under a Preferential Trade Agreement
Preferential Bilateral Trade is that exchange of goods and services, which takes place between two
parties. Currently, Zimbabwe has such trading arrangements with Botswana, Malawi, Namibia and
Mozambique in the region. At the international level, Zimbabwe is signatory to Eastern and Southern
Africa (ESA)-European Union (EU) interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA). Zimbabwe is also
a member of Regional Trade Agreements namely, the Southern African Development Community
(SADC) Trade Protocol and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free
Trade Area. Qualifying products for these Agreements enter the territory of signatory Member States
without payment of customs duty.
The interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) confers quota and duty free access to
Zimbabwean products exported into the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU).
Qualification Criteria
An overarching requirement for qualification to trade under the Preferential Bilateral Agreements is
that products to be exported should originate from countries that are signatory to the Agreement.
For export products to qualify under these Bilateral Agreements, it is necessary for the exporter to
be registered with the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA). The exporter submits an application
to ZIMRA to register both the company and the specific export products. For qualification under the
Regional Bilateral Agreements, ZIMRA conducts an on-site inspection of the production process,
including an analysis of the costs of production as a key verification criterion of origin of product
concerned.
To enable the ZIMRA Officials to verify the eligibility of the products, the exporter is required to submit
the following documents (listed in Box1 below) in duplicate:
BOX 1: DOCUMENTS TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATION FOR PREFERENTIAL
TREATMENT OF EXPORTS UNDER A SPECIFIC TRADING AGREEMENT
•A formal Application Letter (on a company Letterhead/logo) to be registered under the
Agreement.
•A certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation.
•A valid Tax Clearance Certificate.
•List of contact persons together with their cell numbers and physical addresses.
•A list of products intended for export (tariff headings optional).
•List of raw materials used and where they are sourced from (tariff headings optional).
•A detailed step-by-step description of the manufacturing process for each product.
•A Sketch Plan of the factory showing machinery layout.
•A certified copy of Title Deeds or Lease Agreements for the premises together with any
copies of utility bills incurred in the last 3 months.
•A factual production cost analysis of the products intended for export (The production
cost analysis must be based on the actual production costs for a period of not less than 3
months).
Once successfully registered, an Exporter is then expected to present the Certificate of Origin to
ZIMRA to facilitate the export of products covered by a specific Trade Agreement.
These Certificate of Origin Forms are available at ZimTrade Offices in Harare & Bulawayo as follows:
• SADC and COMESA - US$1.00 per set
• EUR.1 US$1.00 for 2 sets
Breakfast Session to
Release Findings of
the Angola Market
Research
ZimTrade will be disseminating findings
of the Angola Market Research on
19 and 20 June 2014 in Harare and
Bulawayo, respectively. The Research
was conducted during the period 27 April
to 11 May 2014 and will assist ZimTrade
to update the current information on the
Angolan market.
The objectives of the Research were to
investigate the nature and characteristics
of the Angolan market, identify business
opportunities for the Zimbabwean
Industry and gather other market related
intelligence to enhance the prospects
of market penetration for Zimbabwean
products.
Who should attend?
Existing,
emerging
and
potential
exporters, industry lobby groups and any
other stakeholders with keen interest in
exporting to Angola will benefit from this
event.
Harare Session
Date: 19 June 2014
Venue: Meikles Hotel, Harare
Time: 07:15 Hrs-09:30 Hrs
Participation Fee: US$25.00
Bulawayo Session
Date: 20 June 2014
Venue: Holiday Inn, Bulawayo
Time: 07:15 Hrs-09:30 Hrs
Participation Fee: US$25.00
For more information and registration,
kindly contact; Herzel Takaedza on
[email protected];
Admire
Jongwe on [email protected];
Jacqueline Ncube on [email protected]
zimtrade.co.zw or call our Harare Office
on +263 4 369 330-43 or Regional Office
on +263-9 62378/66151 before the 13th
of June 2014.
Disclaimer: All information in the ZimTrade Weekly Bulletin is derived from sources which ZimTrade considers reliable, and it is passed on to our readers in good faith.
However, ZimTrade does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information supplied, or any third party included in this Bulletin. Similarly opinions expressed by third parties in abstracts and/or interviews are not necessarily shared by ZimTrade. For more information about ZimTrade and its activities log on to www.
zimtrade.co.zw
Weekly Bulletin
29 May - 04 Jun 2014
Trade Fairs and Exhibitions
AFRICA
INTERNATIONAL
ANGOLA
ZAMBIA
ITALY
Filda –Luanda
International Fair of Luanda
22nd – 27th July 2014
Tel: +244 926 405 970
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fil-angola.co.ao
Zambia Agriculture &
Commercial Show - Lusaka
31st July - 5th August 2014
Tel: +260 1 253 426/ 415
Fax: +260 1 254 898
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.acsz.co.zm
AF-L’Artigiano in Fiera - Milan
29th November – 8th December 2014
Tel: +39 02 3191 1942
Fax +39 02 9366 1939
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.artigianoinfiera.com
Skype: matteopanetta.gefi
Global Expo Botswana 2014
23rd – 26th November 2014
Tel: +267 318 1931
Fax: +267 317 0423
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.globalexpo.co.bw
Zambia International Trade
Fair (ZITF) – Ndola
25th June –1st July 2014
Tel: +260 2 651 514 - 6
Fax: +260 2 651 704
Email: [email protected];
[email protected]
TURKEY
KENYA
SOUTH AFRICA
17th edition of Buildexpo Africa Kenyatta
2nd – 4th May 2014
Tel: +254 20 224 7277
Fax: +254 20 310 223
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kicc.co.ke
The African Apparel, Textile & Footwear Cape Town
18th – 20th June 2014
Tel: +27 21 790 5849
Fax: +27 21 790 0037
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sourceafrica.co.zw
NAMIBIA
The Southern African
International Trade Exhibition
(Saitex)
22nd – 24th June 2014
Mobile: +27 83 260 8131
Email: [email protected]
[email protected];
Website: www.exhibitionsafrica.com
BOTSWANA
Ongwediva Trade Fair
22nd – 30th August 2014
Tel +264 65 230191
Fax +264 65 230610
Email [email protected]
Website www.ongwediva.com
GERMANY
Trendset- Munich Glass, Porcelain,
Ceramics, Arts and Crafts
New Munich Trade Fair Centre
5th - 7th July 2014
Tel: +49 (0) 89 949 2 3023
Fax: +49 (0) 89 949 2 3029
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.messe-muenchen.de
INDIA
ZIMBABWE
India Manufacturing Show
11th – 13th September 2014
Telefax: +91 80 2665 1234/4171 6085
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ims2014.in
www.indiamanufacturingshow.com
TANZANIA
Mine Entra
23-25 July 2014
Tel: +263 9 884 911
Email : [email protected]
[email protected]
Website: www.zitf.net
Indian Pharma Expo 2014- New Delhi
11th- 12th October 2014
Tel: +91 22 6612 2627
Mobile: +91 97 7353 5446
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.indianpharmaexpo.com
Dar es Salaam International Trade
Fair
28th June - 8th July 2014
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bet.co.tz/
http://www.tantrade.or.tz
Harare Agricultural Show - Harare
22nd – 30th August 2014
Tel: +263 4 780 963/6; 705 645
Fax: +263 4 780 967
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.exhibitionpark.co.zw
India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2014New Delhi
14th -27th November 2014
Tel +91 11 2337 1491
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.iitf.in
Windhoek Show
26th September – 4th October 2014
Tel: +264 61 224 748
Fax: +264 61 227 707
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.windhoekshow.com
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Beauty Eurasia - Istanbul
12th – 14th June 2014
Tel: +90 212 603 3333
Fax: +90 212 603 3334
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://beautyeurasia.com
For more feedback and comments, kindly contact ZimTrade on the following details:
[email protected] or call +263 4 369330-41