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Procedure NameExport Health Clearance Permit


Export Health Clearance

Responsible Agency       

The Ministry of Health
Address:Ndeke House, Haile Selassie Avenue,
               PO Box, 30205, Lusaka

Phone: +260 211 253040 – 5


Legal base of the Procedure

The Food Safety Act, 2019


 ZMW 100


Required Documents


Type of information



Application Form (Clearly indicating port of entry/exit)

Documents necessary for the application
2 Application fee Proof of payment
3 A certificate of analysis from the food safety laboratory 
4 If possible, a manufacturers’ health/safety manual for the product in question.
5 Phytosanitary Certificate
6 Inventory list


  The health clearance permit is valid for 6 months from the date of issuance.

Process Steps

Step 1

The Applicant proceeds to complete the application form, he/she must also gather all supporting documentation.


Step 2

The Applicant then pays the prescribed fee and submits application form with supporting documents to the policy registry at the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Step 3 The policy registry then forwards the application to the Director responsible for food safety for review.  
Step 4 The Director responsible for food safety then forwards for review to the Assistant Director responsible for food safety who then reviews, signs and forwards the application to the Chief Environmental Health Officer for food safety.  
Step 5  The Chief Environmental Health Officer for food safety then reviews the application and requests for additional information from the applicant if need be or issues the Certificate which is sent to the Assistant Director responsible for food safety for review and approval.  
Step 6  The Assistant Director responsible for food safety proceeds to send the Certificate back to the Director responsible for food safety for final approval of the Certificate.  
Step 7 The Certificate is then forwarded to the Chief Environmental Health Officer for food safety, who then sends a copy to the border and an original is collected by the applicant.

                                                                              MINISTRY OF HEALTH


The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Health Clearance Certificate Application form for Transit, Imports and Exports07-11-201905-08-2020Ministry of HealthThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Export Health Clearance Permit requirement Permit RequirementMinistry of HealthA person shall not export any item or any material or substance used for the manufacture of an item except under, and in accordance with, a health clearance certificate issued by Ministry of HealthNo person shall export any item, material or substance for the manufacture of an item without a health clearance certificate.The Food Safety Act, 201909-09-9999Good