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Procedure NameExport Permit for Medicines and Allied Substances


Export Permit 

Responsible Agency       

Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority

Address:Tuleteka Road, Off Makishi Road
               P.O. Box 31890
               Lusaka , Zambia
Phone : +260 211 220 429
Email :

Legal base of the Procedure

The Medicines and Allied Substances Act,2013 (MASA)

Fee  ZMW 100

Required Documents


Type of information



Application form l for commercial use

Documents necessary for the application
2 Application form ll for personal use
3 Application fee proof of payment

Process Steps

Step 1

Importer proceeds to complete application form. That is the Form I which is found in the Schedule if importing for commercial use. Form II is used if a person is importing for personal use. The trader must also gather all supporting documentation.

Step 2

Importer pays the prescribed application fees into a bank, who will then issue proof of payment. This must be presented to the relevant accounts department at ZAMRA who will then issue a receipt that must be submitted along with the application and supporting documents.

Step 3

 The approving section conducts an administrative and technical review of the application and if they have no objection to the application, then it is returned to the receiving officer.

Step 4

The issuing section processes the application and then issues the Import Permit on the prescribed Form V, if the permit is for commercial use or Form VI if the permit is for personal use.

Step 5

The receiving officer then registers the import permit on the prescribed Form XI.

Step 6  The trader collects the permit and may proceed to export the respective products.


The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Application for Importation or Exportation of Medicines for Commercial use07-11-201907-11-2019Zambia Medicines Regulatory AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Application for Importation or exportation of Medicines and Allied Substances for personal use07-11-201907-11-2019Zambia Medicines Regulatory AuthorityThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Export Permit requirement for Medicines and Allied SubstancesPermit RequirementZambia Medicines Regulatory AuthorityNo person shall export any medicine or allied substance without an export permit issued by Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority.An export permit is required for the exportation of medicines and allied substances.The Medicines and Allied Substances Act, 201309-09-9999Good