Duty free for ICT equipment

By Tafara Mushope

ICT equipment

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has announced that computers and other selected information and Communication technology (ICT) equipment can be imported Customs duty free.

This was confirmed by Zimra on their twitter handle five days ago. The Authority went on to outline the details on how to clear the goods.

ICT goods imported for Commercial purpose should be cleared on a Bill of Entry Form 21 through a registered clearing agent.

Where the value of a commercial consignment is less thanUs$1,000 (one thousand United States Dollars) the goods can be cleared on Form 49 and the services of a clearing agent is not mandatory.

Goods imported by privated individuals (private imports) attract Duty at a flat rate of 40 %, except in situations where one elects to use appropriate Harmonized System(HS) tariff prior to clearance.

Private imports may be cleared on Form 49 without the use of clearing agent even if the value is above Usd 1000.00.

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