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Zimbabwe Cbca certificate

Zimbabwe Cbca certificate

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Zimbabwe released the Cargo Certification Assessment Scheme (CBCA) on its official website on March 23, 2015. According to the provisions of the CBCA scheme, starting from May 16, 2015, all goods exported to Zimbabwe must undergo product certification before leaving the shore. After passing the certification, a CBCA certificate will be obtained. The CBCA certificate must be presented when the goods arrive in Zimbabwe for customs clearance. If a CBCA certificate is not obtained, Zimbabwe Customs will refuse entry.

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Zimbabwe Cbca certificate application process

The product categories involved in the CBCA program include:

Food and agricultural products, construction and civil engineering materials, wood and wood products, petroleum and fuel, packaging materials, electrical and electronic products, skin care products, automotive and transportation industry products, clothing and textiles, engineering equipment, mechanical equipment, toys, etc.

Zimbabwe cbca certification application process:

Step 1: Apply for certification and obtain the application form

The exporter files a request for certification. The request should include:

1. Product list, name and price of exported products, if available please provide: mode of transportation and insurance amount, importer/exporter details (this is usually included in the proforma invoice to the importer)

2. Valid compliance documents (such as: third-party certification certificates, test reports, analysis reports, manufacturer certificates according to ISO 9001 or other quality standards)

3. Provide product-related location and temporary validity date information for physical inspection before shipment

Step 2: Route to Conformity Certification

To facilitate trade and tailor the level of intervention based on risk, Zimbabwe Certification Program (CBCA) has 3 different Route ways to demonstrate compliance:

Route A: Any product, any trader

Route B (Product Registration): Registered Products

Route C (Product Licensing): Licensed Products

Step 3:Document Review/Testing/Estimation

We review all submitted information and conduct a comprehensive inspection according to applicable international standards. Samples will be subjected to laboratory testing and analysis when necessary. Product valuation services are for customs clearance purposes.

Step 4: Verification

Check below:

The actual goods are consistent with the products mentioned in the document review;

The product is consistent with the description in its import/export documents;

The product complies with applicable standards;

If necessary, the inspector will take samples for additional evaluation;

Step 5: Zimbabwe Certificate of Conformity (CBCA)

The agency reviews the inspection report based on the documentation provided and adjusts the estimate if necessary. If the evaluation result is qualified, an electronic certificate of compliance will be issued; otherwise, a non-conformity report will be issued

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