Shipping to Zambia
Shipping to Zambia
The Republic of Zambia, is located in the Southern part of Africa. While home to several large rivers (including the Cuando, Kabompo and Luangwa), the country is surrounded by land, bordered by Tanzania, the Congo, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Home to the beautiful and remarkable Victoria Falls, one of the biggest waterfalls in the entire world, the biggest city in Zambia is Lusaka, followed by Ndola and Kitwe. If you are moving overseas to Zambia or are interested in cargo shipping to Zambia, there are some required documents that you
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should plan to have in order.
These documents required for cargo shipping to Zambia include the following:
- Work Permit
- Some type of Proof of Employment
- Signed letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
- Declaration Form
- Detailed Inventory in English, signed and dated, with values of your items listed
If you are a diplomat and are seeking free entry to Zambia, you should plan for at least 20 days to obtain the correct documentation that you will need to enter the country. It is also advisable that you make arrangements to be present when your cargo shipment arrives in Zambia in order to speed up the clearance process and avoid bonded storage charges for your items. Understanding this process and the country-specific requirements is something in which an experienced sea shipping company like Cargo Experts can assist.
If you are shipping cargo to Zambia, it is important that your cargo shipments arrive within six months of your arrival in Zambia. Shipments arriving in Zambia are inspected and the inspection process may be done randomly.
Restricted Items when Cargo Shipping to Zambia
When sea shipping to Zambia, some items are restricted and you are also expected to pay duty taxes on certain things. The taxes required for alcohol or other spirits when shipping to Zambia are steep and may serve as a deterrent. Alcohol and other spirits are subject to more than a 100% duty tax.
Other items that are taxed when shipping to Zambia include the following:
- New items
- Motor vehicles
The taxes on new items are approximately 25 percent of the invoice value plus an additional 17.5% VAT on certain electrical items. For computers, taxes include 15% of the invoice value plus 17.5%. Some items are prohibited from shipment to Zambia, including meat, drugs, plants, and pornographic materials. If you plan to ship firearms to Zambia, expect these items to be held for at least six months while you wait for a special license.
Interesting in Car Shipping to Zambia?
If you are moving to Zambia or plan to live in Zambia for an extended period of time, you might decide to ship a car to Zambia. If you are shipping a car to Zambia, please note that left hand motor vehicles are not allowed. You are allowed to ship one car to Zambia. You are expected to pay taxes according to the value of the car if the value exceeds $5,000 or more. Mileage is also taken into account when calculating taxes.
If you are shipping a new car to Zambia, you are expected to pay taxes that are equal to 25% of the declared value of the vehicle plus a 17.5% VAT. Please note that when shipping a new car to Zambia, you will be required to provide an invoice for the vehicle.
There is a lot to think about as you prepare to for international cargo shipping to Zambia. A dependable and experienced cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts will assist you with import rules and regulations. You can get a fast and free freight quote from Cargo Experts, or you can call toll free 1- 866-994-7822 for more information about cargo shipping to Zambia or any other destination worldwide.