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ZRA warns of slowed traffic as storm hits


TRAFFIC at some borders will be affected as a result the tropical storm Ana that is being experienced in Mozambique and other parts of Southern Africa, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has warned.

In a statement issued yesterday, ZRA indicated that traffic flow on international transport routes to the sea ports through Chanida and Mwami border posts had slowed down.

ZRA indicated that the situation had adversely affected the importation and exportation of goods on these routes.

“Please note that ZRA is making necessary arrangements to minimise the effects of the storm on traffic flow by increasing processing efficiency and encouraging importers, exporters and clearing agents to utilise the available trade facilitation tools such as pre-lodgment, preclearance, electronic payments,” the statement read.

ZRA also indicated that customs clearing agents and handlers of exports and transit goods that had delayed to make exit due to the effects of the tropical storm to report to the nearest customs house to have the transit period extended until the situation normalises.

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