Country Profile: Zambia

Zambia

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN trade profile (link)

Key government contacts Zambia Revenue Authority (website)
Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (website)
Responsible to coordinate with donors:
Mr. Felix Nkulukusa
Permanent Secretary – Emf
Ministry Of Finance, P.O Box 50062
Chimanga Road, Lusaka
Zambia
Telephone: +260 211 253786
Fax: +260 211 255185
Email
AU REC memberships COMESASADC
Main transport corridors North-South Corridor
Key private sector organisations N/A
WCO revised Kyoto ratification Yes, 2006 (Source: WCO)
National TF body Yes (Source: UNCTAD)
Coordinator:
Mr. Siazongo D. Siakalenge
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry, 9th Floor New Government Complex
P.O. Box 31968, Lusaka
Zambia
Telephone: +260 211 223617
Fax: +260 211 226673
Email
Customs IT system N/A

WTO TFA notification and ratification

WTO needs assessment Feb. 25- Mar.2, 2007 (WTO, World Bank, WCO, USAID Zambia Threshold Project)
May 13-17, 2013 (TMSA)
Category Received Date Link
A Yes January, 2016 WTO TFA Zambia Cat A, B and C
B Yes January, 2016
C Yes January, 2016
Ratification Yes December, 2015 WTO News

TF indicators and resources

Logistics Performance Index – World Bank

The World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade, supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work. The LPI provides a comparative ranking and overall score based on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance is one of seven areas covered by the LPI.

LPI_Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance_Zambia

Source: World Bank

Doing Business Report/Trading Across Borders Ranking – World Bank

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. The Trading across Borders indicators capture the documents, time and cost required for the logistical process of exporting and importing containerized goods by seaport, but they do not measure the cost of the sea transport or of tariffs or capture any aspects relating to international trade agreements.

DB_TAB_Zambia

Source: World Bank

Enabling Trade Index – World Economic Forum

The WEF’s Global Enabling Trade Report assesses the quality of institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destinations. At the core of the report, the Enabling Trade Index benchmarks the performance of 138 economies in four critical areas: market access, border administration, transport and communications infrastructure, and regulatory and business environment. The border administration component looks at the efficiency and transparency of border and customs administration based on 11 separate indicators.

ETI_Border Administration_Zambia

Source: World Economic Forum

Trade Facilitation Indicators – OECD

The OECD trade facilitation indicators cover the full spectrum of border procedures, from advance rulings to transit guarantees, for 133 countries across income levels, geographical regions and development stages. Estimates based on the indicators provide a basis for governments to prioritise trade facilitation actions and mobilise technical assistance and capacity-building efforts for developing countries in a more targeted way.

See the Zambia TF profile (2014).

Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies – EIF

The Enhanced Integrated Fund (EIF) is a multi-donor programme, which supports LDCs to be more active players in the global trading system by helping them tackle supply-side constraints to trade. The country-level Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) provides an analysis of the economic and trade environment and aims at identifying constraints to competitiveness, supply chain weaknesses and sectors of greatest growth and/or export potential. Each DTIS contains an Action Matrix which outlines priority reforms to be conducted in a certain order to alleviate the most binding constraints to greater trade competitiveness.

See Chapter 3 of the Zambia DTIS (2005).