Step-by-Step process to help you when exporting Horticulture produce from Zimbabwe.

Step-by-Step  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.

Market Pointers

ZimTrade produces Market Pointers which assist Zimbabwean companies to make informed decisions and develop appropriate export strategies as they explore opportunities in the global market.

The Pointer focuses on specific products to specific markets; consumer preferences; customs procedures; indicative prices; product quality and standards; technical requirements as well as strategic market access aspects, amongst others. It also provides a summary of the economic profile of the destination market.

ZimTrade offers Market Pointers to Zimbabwean companies with the capacity to consistently supply the required product(s).

The following Market Pointers are available on request:

  • Avocados for the Netherlands market
  • Mangoes for the Netherlands market
  • Macadamia nuts for the German market
  • Sweet Potatoes for the United Kingdom market
  • Peas for the Netherlands mark
  • 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
  • Jam to the DRC Market
  • Chillies to the UK Market

ZimTrade upon receipt of your request, will send you a Market Pointer within a week depending on work load.  Requests can be sent to [email protected]