COVID essential goods can be imported without an import licence. In an effort to ensure availability of products required in fighting the COVID -19 pandemic, the Government promulgated Statutory Instrument number 90 of 2020 on 17 April 2020. This instrument provides for the importation of COVID essential goods without an import licence. The schedule below shows that goods that are on Open General Import Licence and do not have restrictions on importation.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

TARIFF CODE

1.     Goggles protective, Wraparound, Soft Frame, Indirect Vent.

9004.90

2.     Alcohol– based Hand Washing Rub, Gel bottle

2207.10

3.     Alcohol- based Hand Sanitizer

3808.94

4.     Tyvek Suit, Gown, AAMI level 3, Non- sterile, S=Disp. Size  M

6210.10

5.     Latex Glove Examination, Nitrile, pf, size M

3926.20

6.     Mask Surgical, type IIR, level 2, s.u. non sterile, earloop, size M

6307.90/ 9020.00

7.     Respirator, mask, FFP2/N95, type IIR, s.u. , unvalved, Noseclip

9019.20

8.     Face Shield, Clear Plastic, Disp.

3926.20

9.     Thermometer, Infrared, No Contact, Handheld

9025.19/ 9022.19

10.  Heavy Duty Gloves

3926.20/ 4015.11/ 4015.19/ 6116.10/ 6216.00

11.  Knapsack Sprayer, Manual Pump,

 

12.  Gumboots

 

13.  Aprons, Plastics Disposable

6210.10

 

6506.00

14.  Theatre Caps

 

15.  Liquid Soap

3401.3000

16.  Tapped Buckets (Veronica Bucket) , Elbow / Wrist Controlled tap

 

17.  Bin Liners

3920, 3921, 3923

18.  Sodium Hypochlorite solution

3004.2000

19.  Methylated Spirit

 

20.  Plastic Bins,

3920, 3921, 3923

21.  Ethanol

 

22.  Paracetamol Tablets, Oral Liquid Preparations and Sterile Dosage Forms

3004.2000

23.  Ceftriaxone Injection

 

24.  Azithromycin Tablets and  Suspensions

 

25.  Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine

3004.5090

26.  Lopinavir/ Rotinavir

 

27.  Interferon Alpha 2b

 

28.  Remdesivir

 

29.  Vitamin C Tablets

 

30.  Amoxylin

3004.1000

31.  Chlorine

 

32.  Caustic Soda

 

33.  Agriculture Lime

 

34.  Whitewash

 

35.  Bacille Calmette Guerim (BCG)

 

36.  Vaccine Injection and Oral

 

37.  Human Blood, Blood Fractions Products

 

38.  Disinfectants containing Organic Acids

-          Surfactants

-          Sodium Hypochlorite

 

Exportation of products

Please note that the aforementioned Statutory Instrument also regulates exportation of the Pharmaceutical, Medicinal and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) products listed in the schedule above. Please be guided that an export permit from the Ministry of Health and Child Care through the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) is required on exportation of medicines/ drugs specified in the schedule above.

In addition, an export licence is required on exportation of pharmaceutical, medicinal and PPEs products listed in schedule above .The licence is issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Please note that goods without the necessary export permits and export licences will be detained at the exit points pending production of such. All exporters are therefore urged to acquire export permits and licences to avoid inconveniences at the time of clearance and exportation.

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Disclaimer

This article was compiled by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority for information purposes only. ZIMRA shall not accept responsibility for loss or damage arising from use of material in this article and no liability will attach to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.