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ZIMBABWE – Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) Programme


The Government of Zimbabwe has implemented the CBCA programme, which is a Consignment Based Conformity Assessment, in order to reduce hazardous and substandard imported products and improve Customs duty collection.

Bureau Veritas has been appointed by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Zimbabwe for the verification and the assessment of conformity of goods in exporting countries.

From the 27th of July 2015 (Date of shipment), all products regulated by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Zimbabwe exported into Zimbabwe must be accompanied by a CBCA certificate.

The categories of goods regulated under the programme include the following:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Building and Civil engineering
  • Petroleum & fuels
  • Packaging material
  • Electrical/electronic products
  • Body care
  • Automotive and transportation
  • Clothing and textile
  • Toys
  • Medical alcohol/Ethanol
  • Chemical products
  • Plastics and articles
  • PPE products