Lifting Import Restrictions Will Affect Local Industries Negatively, Companies Could Close – CZI


The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has criticised the move made by the government to indefinitely lift all import restrictions to allow businesses and individuals with access to forex to import goods. The CZI said the move by the government will affect local industries negatively and could result in company closures. CZI president Sifelani Jabangwe told NewsDay

We believe that this is not the appropriate action because it will affect business adversely if goods were to come in and start taking away demand from local industry. I think as you are aware, as CZI, you have not heard us talk about company closures for the past two years or retrenchments, but you could actually find that it starts again.

Oil Expressers’ Association of Zimbabwe president Busisa Moyo added,

The issue is forex, the inefficiencies in forex allocation and so on…They gave us sufficient warning. But I think the South African manufacturing is doing a dance. The farmer in SA has a bigger market for his soya.

More: NewsDay


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6 comments on “Lifting Import Restrictions Will Affect Local Industries Negatively, Companies Could Close – CZI

  1. CZI tangai matsvaira mumba menyu. Dindingwe rinonakirwa richikweva rimwe; asi.kana.iro.rokweviwa roti mavara azara ivhu

  2. Which business are you talking about? So you think its wise for people to suffer with hunger while protecting your so called business, we feel your pain but then as long as you can not deliver then we are forced to take that move maybe till you fill up the shops

  3. We have sympathised with our local manufacturing sector but they don’t reciprocate. Its always us the poor consumers who have to absorb all the punches while you leave us in the line of fire. You always try to milk us at any slightest opportunity to fatten your pockets. Leave us to buy the affordable necessities with the little we have and where we can, you’re on your own now.

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