Zambian government u-turns on agro import ban

The Zambian government has backtracked on banning the import of agricultural produce. The reversal of the ban was confirmed yesterday by Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame, at a media briefing in Lusaka. Siame said Zambia – being bound by trade protocols of the Common Market for Eastern…

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Zambia bans the import of locally available products

The Zambian government announced a ban on the import of agricultural produce which include tomatoes, onions, carrots, mangoes and potatoes. Fruit like pineapple, lemons and watermelons are also on the list of prohibited imports. Local farmers welcomed the move, but multinational chain stores are incensed and are demanding that the…

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