STAFF WRITER 14 February 2018
HARARE – The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has started implementing a
programme to seal trucks in transit in a bid to curb and reduce incidents
According to a public notice issued by the tax agency, cargo passing
through Zimbabwe must only take three days and these include weekend and
“To this end, all trucks in transit through Zimbabwe carrying transit
cargo shall abide by the following requirements: payment of a sealing fee
($30),” reads the notice, which also advises transiting trucks to use
defined routes from point of entry until point of exit.
“Diverting from the route attracts a penalty of $2 000.”
The notice also stated that seal tampering, loss or unauthorised breaking
by the transporter shall attract a penalty of $1 300.
Under the Statutory Instrument tanker trucks in transit shall have a
maximum of 10 openings or one sealable control box, which locks all
openings, among other requirements.
Tanker trucks must have a magnetic top for seals to hold. A deposit equal
to duty at stake plus a third shall be paid by transporters who cannot
meet the requirements, the notice said.