The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says goods to be imported into the country by road should be pre- cleared before their arrival at the border post.
In a statement, ZIMRA said with effect from 1 November 2020, private vehicles must be cleared first before their arrival to Zimbabwe.
“All privately imported motor vehicles driven or transported by car carriers must be pre-cleared before they are dispatched to Zimbabwe.” The statement read.
ZIMRA said importers should submit relevant documentation online before the goods arrive at the border post.
“Importers or their agents should submit scanned copies of invoices, bill of landing, export documents…
“And any other relevant documents relating to importation online to enable officers to calculate and advice them of the customs duty payable.” ZIMRA said.
ZIMRA further stated that false information or failure to pre clear vehicles is an offence.
“All imported vehicles will be subjected to compliance checks before the Customs Clearance Certificate is processed and issued. Failure to pre-clear the vehicle(s) and or providing false information on documents is an offence.” The statement further read.
This comes following the opening of international borders that are set to start operating from the 1st of December.