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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 327 Blended (physical Mixture ) fertilizers- Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 327 Blended (physical Mixture ) fertilizers- Specification Standard contains mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Blended (physical Mixture ) fertilizers- Specification must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of ZS 327 Blended (physical Mixture ) fertilizers- Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 422-1 Penetration Grade Bitumen- SpecificationStandard has to be complied with when importing Penetration Grade Bitumen- Specification into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 437 Pneumatic Tyres inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyPneumatic tyres 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 pneumatic tyres before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 357 Pressed Door Frames- Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 357 Pressed Door Frames- Specification Standard contains mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Pressed Door Frames- Specificationmust meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Pressed Door Frames- Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 357 Pressed Door Frames- Specification Standard has to be complied with when importing ZS 357 Pressed Door Frames- Specification into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 389 White Sugar – Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 389 White Sugar – Specification Standard contains mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that White Sugar – Specificationmust meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of White Sugar – Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 389 White Sugar – Specification Standard has to be complied with when importing White Sugar – Specification into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 065 Pure Glycerine – Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 065 Pure Glycerine – Specification Standard contains mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Pure Glycerine – Specification must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Pure Glycerine – Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 065 Pure Glycerine – Specification Standard has to be complied with when importing Pure Glycerine – Specification into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS688 Electric Cables inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyElectric cables 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 electric cables before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 190 Drinking Water- Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 190 Drinking Water- Specification Standard contains mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Drinking Water- Specification must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Drinking Water- Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 190 Drinking Water- Specification Standard has to be complied with when importing Drinking Water- Specification into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS037 Jams, Jellys, Marmalades inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyJams, jellys, marmalades 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 jams, jellys, marmalades before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 233 Crude Edible Vegetable Oils – Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 233 Crude Edible Vegetable Oils – Specification Standard contains mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Crude Edible Vegetable Oils – Specification must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Crude Edible Vegetable Oils – Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 233 Crude Edible Vegetable Oils – Specification Standard has to be complied with when importing Crude Edible Vegetable Oils – Specification into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS202 Canned Pineapple inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyCanned pineapple 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 canned pineapple before the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency for inspection, testing, analysis, marking and certification.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good