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Zambia has a de minimus value of 1 000 U$D

De minimus is the value below which certain countries do not assess taxes and duties on shipments.

De minimis value significantly impacts eCommerce. This is because B2C orders are typically a much lower value than B2B, and a larger percentage of your shipments will clear duty and tax-free to specific countries. Shipments below the de minimis value will clear faster and provide an opportunity to get your shipments faster.

Please be aware that consolidating shipments will affect the value of your shipment and therefore the de minimus value as well.

Take note that many items can be received duty-free if the goods meet the rules of origin under free trade agreements.


Most goods fall into one of three tariff bands: 0-5% (Capital Equipment and Raw Materials); 15% (Intermediate Goods); or 25% (Finished Goods). Duty on productive machinery for agriculture, aquaculture, solar energy and mining is zero percent.

Zambian tariff guide

It is also recommended that a regular shopper apply for a TPIN from the Zambian regulatory authorities. This number is to be added to your portal on receipt.


Certain items are restricted by as a matter of procedure. Other country specific restrictions are also to be complied with.

Prohibited items to Zambia include counterfeit bank notes and coins, obscene material, pirated or counterfeit goods and prison-made goods.

Restricted items include animals, plants and their products, medicines and drugs, minerals and precious stones, and firearms and ammunition.

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