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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 071 School chalks inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirement Test StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThe Standard ZS 071 School chalks contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that School chalks must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of School chalks to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 071 School chalks Standard has to be complied with when importing School chalks into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 688 – 3 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 3 – PVC Distribution Cables inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 688 – 3 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 3 – PVC 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 3 – PVC 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 3 – PVC Distribution Cables to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 688 – 3 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 3 – PVC 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 3 – PVC Distribution Cables into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 074 Shoe Polish inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 074 Shoe Polish contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Shoe Polish must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Shoe Polish to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 074 Shoe Polish Standard has to be complied with when importing Shoe Polish into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 688 –2 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 2 – Wiring Cables inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 688 –2 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 2 – Wiring 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 2 – Wiring 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 2 – Wiring Cables to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 688 –2 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 2 – Wiring 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 2 – Wiring Cables into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 106 Electrical Appliances inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 106 Electrical Appliances contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Electrical Appliances must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Electrical Appliances to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 106 Electrical Appliances Standard has to be complied with when importing Electrical Appliances into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 688 – 1 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 1: General inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirement Test StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 688 – 1 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 1: General 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 1: General 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 1: General to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.This ZS 688 – 1 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 1: General 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 1: General 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 1: General to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 189 Maize meal (Mealie meal) inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 189 Maize meal (Mealie meal) contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Maize meal (Mealie meal) must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Maize meal (Mealie meal) to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 189 Maize meal (Mealie meal) Standard has to be complied with when importing Maize meal (Mealie meal) into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 608 Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 608 Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphatemust meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 608 Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate Standard has to be complied with when importing Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate into ZambiaThe Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 201 Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use – Specification inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 201 Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use – Specification contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use – Specification must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer of Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use – Specification to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 201 Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use – Specification Standard has to be complied with when importing Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use – Specification into ZambiaThe Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good
ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate inspection, marking, certification and conformance requirementTest StandardZambia Compulsory Standards AgencyThis ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate contain mandatory specifications or minimum requirements that ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate must meet before they are imported. It is a legal requirement for any importer ofZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate to comply with the Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017.The ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate Standard has to be complied with when importing ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate into Zambia.The Compulsory Standards Act, 201709-09-9999Good