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PRESS STATEMENT BY HONOURABLE MINISTER BIMHA AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE BUREAU VERITAS ZIMBABWE LIAISON OFFICE: 25 JULY 2016

Good morning to all who are gathered here today to witness the official opening of the Bureau Veritas Zimbabwe Liaison office here at Causeway Post Office Building. Read More

STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 64 OF 2016: - CONTROL OF GOODS (OPEN GENERAL IMPORT LICENCE) No.2 AMENDMENT NOTICE, 2016 (No. 8)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Industry and Commerce has, in terms of section 4(1)(a) of the Control of Goods (Import and Export)(Commerce) regulations, 1974, published in Rhodesia Government Notice 766 of 1974, made the following notice :- Read More

WORLD METROLOGY DAY 2016

The 20th of May is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment. The theme for the year 2016 is Measurements in a dynamic world. Read More World Metrology Day 2016

 

APPROVED LIST OF EXEMPTIONS FROM THE CONSIGNMENT BASED CONFORMITY ASSESEMENT PROGRAMME (CBCA)

Please be advised that the Minister of Industry and Commerce Honourable M.C Bimha, has approved the following list of exemptions from the CBCA product list:Charitable shipments, Donations offered by foreign Governments or international organizations to the Government, to charities, to foundations and to philanthropic organizations recognized as being helpful towards the public, humanitarian goods imported by agencies like WFP, UNHCR, ICT ,Read More CBCA

 NOTICE TO ALL IMPORTERS AND CLEARING AGENTS IMPLEMENTATION OF A CONSIGNMENT BASED CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME

The Government of Zimbabwe would like to inform the general public and the business community in particular, that SI No 132 of 2015 to support the CBCA programme was gazetted on 18 December, 2015. Consignments of listed goods not accompanied with this CBCA certificate (either transitional Certificate or Certificate of Conformity) will be refused entry into the country. Read More IMPORTERS AND CLEARING AGENTS

 

TRADE MEASURES AND SDF REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION FORMS NOW ONLINE

In line with Government policy on e-governance, Standards Development Fund (SDF) as well as Trade measures registration and application forms are now available online. Clients can download the forms in the comfort of their offices, complete and return them through e-mail or submit to our respective Regional Inspectors. Payments (where necessary) can be done at our offices or through the bank (account numbers provided on the forms). Completed forms and proof of payment to be returned to the respective Regional Inspectors whose addresses can be found on this website be sent (scanned copies) via email. The e-mail addresses provided below.

Read More World Metrology Day 2016

The 20th of May is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment. The theme for the year 2016 is Measurements in a dynamic world. This reflects both the challenge of accurately measuring dynamic quantities, for example the pressures in a combustion chamber, and the rapid pace of change in measurement science today. Across the world, national metrology institutes continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication is needed. They also participate in comparisons coordinated by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) to ensure the reliability of measurement results worldwide. The BIPM also provides a forum for its Member States to address new measurement challenges.

Many measuring instruments such as continuous weighing machines, radars for measuring vehicle speed, etc. that are used to measure objects in motion are subject to legal requirements or to regulatory control. Additionally, new technologies constantly change both the way in which these instruments make measurements and the methods needed for their control – “smart” meters for energy or water are one example. The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) develops International Recommendations, the aim of which is to align and harmonize requirements for these types of instruments worldwide.

In Zimbabwe the World Metrology Day commemorations are jointly organized by the Trade Measures section in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce which is a corresponding member of OIML from 13 February 2011 and the Scientific and Research and Development Centre – National Metrology Institute (SIRDC-NMI) which is an Associate Member to the Meter Convention since 14 September 2010

World Metrology Day recognizes and celebrates the contribution of all the people that work in intergovernmental and national organizations throughout the year on behalf of all.