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Procedure NameProcedure for Inspection of Compulsory Standards
Description

Category

Inspection Requirement from Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA)

Responsible Agency       

Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency

     Address:  Plot No. 5032,

           Great North Road,

           P.O Box 30312,

           Lusaka,

           10101,

           Zambia

Phone: +260211224900

Legal base of the Procedure

The Compulsory Standards Act, 2017
Fee  

Consignment Value

Fees Charged Per Sample (ZMW)

Application Fee per application

n/a

460.00

Consignment Inspection

n/a

1, 085.00

Certification Fees

All values

0.5 % of FOB

Application for annual Certificate

All values

460

Required Documents

No.

Type of information

Note

1

Import Inspection Request Form Documents required for the application
2 Application for an Annual Import Quality Certificate
3 Application for a Pre-Import Quality Certificate
4 Sample Request Form

Process Steps

Step 1 The importer collects the import inspection request application form from the agency or downloads it.
Step 2 The importer then fills in the application form and submits it with the relevant supporting documents.
Step 3  The application is then reviewed.
Step 4 If the application is approved then a quotation is provided to the importer, who then proceeds to make the necessary payments.
Step 5 An inspection is then carried out. If the product is not conformant, the applicant takes corrective action; If the product is conformant, a certificate of conformance is issued.
Step 6 The importer then proceeds to collect application for an annual import quality certificate or/and pre-import quality certificate application form.
Step 7 The importer then fills in the application form and submits it with the relevant supporting documents.
Step 8 ZCSA receives the application and reviews it. If the application is approved,  the importer can proceed to make the necessary payments.
Step 9 Once proof of payment is received by ZCSA, a permit is issued and the decision Is communicated to Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).

Procedure Number One

Procedure Number Two

 

CategoryImport

The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
The list is not complete and is subject to change16-12-201916-12-2019Zambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis is Dowload File
The list is not complete and is subject to change17-12-201917-12-2019Zambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis is Dowload File
Import Inspection Request Form 24-01-202027-04-2020Zambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis is Dowload File
Application for an Annual Import Quality Certificate 24-01-202027-04-2020Zambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis is Dowload File
Application for a Pre-Import Quality Certificate24-01-202031-01-2020Zambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis is Dowload File
Sample Request Form24-01-202031-01-2020Zambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
ZS 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units (Part 1) inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyAll Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 1 – Specifications for Rewirable and Rewirable 13a Fused Plugs imported into Zambia shall have to be presented before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.An importer has to present Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units (Part 2) inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyAll Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 2 – Switched and Unswitched Sockets- Outlets imported into Zambia shall have to be presented before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.An importer has to present Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 2 – Switched and Unswitched Sockets- Outlets before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 723 Peanut butter inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 723 Peanut butter contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Peanut butter must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Peanut butter to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 723 Peanut butter Standard has to be complied with when importing Peanut butter into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 688 – 5 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 – Halogen-free distribution Cables inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 688 – 5 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 – Halogen-free distribution Cables contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 – Halogen-free distribution Cables must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 – Halogen-free distribution Cables to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 688 – 5 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 – Halogen-free distribution Cables Standard has to be complied with when importing Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 – Halogen-free distribution Cables into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 435 Wheat Flour inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyWheat flour imported into Zambia shall have to be presented before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.An importer has to present wheat flour before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 019 Cattle Feed inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 019 Cattle Feed contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Cattle Feed must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Cattle Feed to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.he ZS 019 Cattle Feed Standard has to be complied with when importing Cattle Feed into ZambiaThe Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 056 Toilet Soap inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 056 Toilet Soap contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Toilet Soap must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Toilet Soap to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 056 Toilet Soap Standard has to be complied with when importing Toilet Soap into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 058 Laundry Soap inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 058 Laundry Soap contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Laundry Soap must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Laundry Soap to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The Standard ZS 058 Laundry Soap has to be complied with when importing Laundry Soap into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 688 – 4 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 – XLPE Distribution Cables inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 688 – Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 – XLPE Distribution Cables contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 – XLPE Distribution Cables must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 – XLPE Distribution Cables to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The Standard ZS 688 – Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 – XLPE Distribution Cables has to be complied with when importing Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 – XLPE Distribution Cables into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 063 Petroleum Jelly inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis Standard ZS 063 Petroleum Jelly contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Petroleum Jelly must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Petroleum Jelly to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The Standard ZS 063 Petroleum Jelly has to be complied with when importing Petroleum Jelly into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good