Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC) wishes to advise clients that as from 1st January 2016, the import goods to Zimbabwe will require a Certificate of Conformity (COC) to be presented for Customs Clearance upon arrival in Zimbabwe.
Any consignment not accompanied with the required COC will be rejected entry into Zimbabwe. All associated costs will be on the shippers’ account.
The Government of Zimbabwe has introduced the Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) programme in order to reduce hazardous and substandard imported products and improve customs duty collection. The Bureau Veritas (BV) has been appointed to conduct the CBCA programme and issue a Certificate of Conformity (COC) in the country of export prior to shipment of goods to Zimbabwe. Please refer to the website www.verigates.com for details or may send your requests of COCs to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a list of the affected goods, please visit the Ministry website www.mic.gov.zw or email email@example.com for any further queries.