A trade agreement is a formal agreement (contract) between two or more countries on the treatment of goods and services to be supplied from one country to another and vice versa. The scope of trade agreements covers a wide range of topics, namely: ATTENTION: Before entering into an agreement with a foreign client, make sure you understand the agreement(s) that govern trade between Zimbabwe and the target market. According to the annex to the Botswana-Zimbabwe trade agreement, when goods are produced from materials from one of the two trading partners, the manufacturing process must change the nature of the goods concerned. What is also taken into account is that the last manufacturing process should take place in Botswana. The potential registrant is then asked to provide cost data for the purpose of calculating the local content of goods in trade. Describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in which this country participates, including with the United States. Contains websites and other resources where U.S. companies can learn more about how to use these agreements. Before exporting, traders must register with the BURS (Customs & Excise Division – Regional Office) and receive a certificate of origin (Form 61) for each shipment. Registration requirements. ZimTrade National Website (This site is selected by the Zimbabwean delegation) Hover over a dispute number in the table below to see the title of the dispute.

Click on the dispute number to go to a page with detailed information about this dispute. See TPR Gateway for Explanations and Background Zimbabwe also officially joined the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in February 2020, which aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, ultimately leading to the creation of a customs union. . Distributors (manufacturers or their representatives and wholesalers) wishing to export to Zimbabwe under this trade agreement must register with BURS – Customs and Excise Division (Regional Office). Before registering, BURS visits the potential registrant`s facility to determine if all registration requirements have been met. If the local contents of the goods meet the minimum requirements of 25%, the company will be registered for export to Zimbabwe and will receive a registration number. Companies that trade products of complete origin can benefit from automatic registration without going through the process of determining local content. On this page you will find important information about Zimbabwe`s participation in the WTO. Zimbabwe has been a member of the WTO since 5 March 1995 and a member of GATT since 11 July 1948. Read more about Zimbabwe`s Bilateral Trade Agreements Read ZimTrade`s Guide to Trade Agreements For the purposes of the Botswana-Zimbabwe Trade Agreement, goods originating in one of the trading partners are exempt from paying customs duties as long as the goods meet a local content of at least 25%.. .