This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9PJPA9

Wrong customs classifications given to renewable power equipment imported into Zimbabwe

in Zimbabwe

Trade barrier summary

Renewable energy products (like solar) are supposed to be duty-free when imported into Zimbabwe.

However, definitions for these products are not clear and there are issues with classification.

For example, batteries are often classified as car batteries and charged accordingly. Duties then have to be reclaimed later. This can result in financial outlays for companies and impede new entries to the market.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Energy


Yes - January 2022

Date reported

6 January 2021

Last updated

1 June 2022

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