Individuals No Longer Allowed To Import Fuel For Personal Use

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has banned individuals from importing fuel for their own personal use from outside the country. Previously, individuals were allowed to import a maximum of 2000 litres every month without the need for a licence. In a notice published in State-owned print papers, Zera said that the importation of fuel was now the preserve of licensed companies.

Here is the notice:


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The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) hereby notifies the public that Statutory Instrument 171 of 2015 Control of Goods (Petroleum Products Prices) (Amendment) (Number 5) that allowed members of the public to import up to 2 000 litres of fuel per month for personal use without a ZERA licence has been repealed through Statutory Instrument 122 of 2017.

After the repeal, importation of all fuel has to be done in terms of the provisions of the Petroleum Act that stipulate that only companies licenced in terms of Section 29 are authorised to import fuel.

Application forms for the procurement of fuel are available on the ZERA website

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2 comments on “Individuals No Longer Allowed To Import Fuel For Personal Use

  1. I think that makes sense to stop nonesense there was chaos amd Tax evasion since these did not remit receipts or returns hands Government!

  2. What was the logic for allowing individuals 2000l per month without requiring a license and what has changed or has necessitated this departure?

    It’s information that should be available for public consumption.

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