How can I export a small value parcel by Post or Airfreight?
Goods exported by post or airfreight with a value not exceeding 3000 fee units (i.e. 3000 X 180 per fee unit) in any one consignment or shipment are to be cleared with customs by lodgment of a duly completed form CE 13 (Declaration of small value exports by post or airfreight) by the exporter or agent. An exporter shall open, unpack, repack and close up such of the packages as the officer may require for examination and all charges incurred in the examination shall be borne by the exporter.
How can I export an accompanied baggage?
No documentation may be required for passengers accompanied baggage. However, the owner will be required to make a verbal declaration. Valuables such as laptop computers, cameras, etc, which will be brought back into Zambia, must be declared on CE 16 (GRC) on exportation. Failure may result in full duties being paid upon re-importation.
What about exportation of an unaccompanied baggage other than by Post or Airfreight?
No CE 20 is required. However, the relevant consignment note showing the destination of the goods, name, full address of consignor and consignee and ultimate destination must accompany the baggage.
How can I export samples and other items for repair?
Where goods are being exported as samples or for purposes of repair, form CE 16 (General Registration Certificate) should be completed and must be presented to customs upon re-importation. Otherwise, full duty and VAT may be collected on such goods upon re-importation.
What about temporal exportation of travelers` motor vehicles?
A duly completed entry in form CE 14 (Customs Temporal Exportation Permit for mtor vehicle) will have to be lodged with customs for purposes of clearing travelers` vehicles which are exported temporarily from Zambia. Only Zambian registered vehicles can be entered on this form. Where any other person other than the registered owner is exporting a vehicle, proof of authority to export (from the owner) must be shown to customs.
How about exportation of visitors` vehicles?
This is done on CE 5 (Customs Import Permit for visitors`? vehicles) initially processed at the time of entry at the border. It will have to be presented to Customs at the exit port for acquittal on making exit. If for any reason the vehicle cannot be exported on expiry of permit, the visitor must notify the nearest customs office for a possible extension of the permit.
How long can a processed export remain in the country?
Where export documents are processed at an inland port, the consignment will have to make exit within 3 days from the date of processing. Exports processed at border stations must make exit immediately after processing. The processing office must be notified of any delay in exportation. Otherwise, goods may be impounded for contravening the law.