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Trade in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was the world’s 101st largest exporter of goods and 123rd largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $6,036 and $227 million USD respectively. Zimbabwe’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by agricultural products, and manufactures. In 2020, Zimbabwe’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Mozambique, with trade representing 54.65 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Zimbabwe’s import values were $7,536 and $911 million USD respectively in 2021. Zimbabwe’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were South Africa, Singapore and China. Zimbabwe is part of 6 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

 

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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Zimbabwe

Abbreviation

ZW

Capital

Harare

WTO Membership Date

5 March 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law

Language

Shona, Ndebele, English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

RTGS dollar

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Africa Centre for Customs Excise and Trade Studies

    Technical and vocational education and training (TVETs)

    [email protected]
  • Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]
  • Engineering Iron and Steel Association of Zimbabwe

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]

    https:// https://eisaz.co.zw

  • Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]
  • Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association

    Member's associations - (i.e. sector, professional, exporters)

    [email protected]
  • ZIMTRADE

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]

Government MSME Agency

  • ZimTrade

Industrial Property Offices

  • Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO)

  • Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Animal health:


    Principal Director


    Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services


    Phone: +(263 4) 707 381/385

    Box CY52


    Causeway

    [email protected]
  • Food safety:

    Deputy Director

    Government Analyst Laboratory

    Phone: +(263 4) 792 026/027

    Box CY231

    Causeway

    [email protected]
  • Plant health:
    Director
    Department of Research and Specialist Services
    Phone: +(263 4) 700 339/704 531/535

    Private Bag CY594
    Causeway

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • (a) Standards and certification schemes:
    The Director General,
    Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ)
    Phone: +(263 4) 882 017; +(263 4) 882 019; +(263 4) 885 511

    P.O. Box 2259
    Northend Close, Northridge Park
    Borrowdale
    Harare

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

https://www.zimra.co.zw/customs/tariff-handbook

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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