Verbena FLM Awards 2018

Congratulations to Mr Samson Mutambirwa for being the Best Driver 2018 at VFLM. He is pictured here with his lovely wife Mrs Mutambirwa    

Verbena FLM honors employees

We hold our employees in HIGH regard because they have created HIGH benchmarks for other employees with their HIGH quality work. As the company we are proud to have such a dedicated and hardworking team with us on board. The company has received many compliments and words of praise for the team from our clients […]

Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?

According to Coillard Hamusimbi a consultant for Musika Development Initiatives and the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) in Zambia, the fresh produce industry in Zambia brims with opportunities for the development of modern fresh produce markets that can also stimulate cross-border trade-flow in the entire region. Investments into the new fresh fruit and vegetable […]

Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfettered movement of businesspeople and investments. When at least 22 countries ratify it, the AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the continent the […]

Africa’s massive free trade area a “gamechanger”

Following the unveiling of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018, Africa is about to become the world’s largest free trade area: 55 countries merging into a single market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion. In this edition, we examine the benefits and challenges of […]

African Union Launches AfCFTA Campaign

By Victor Kiprop The African Union has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), ahead of the January 2019 deadline to implement the agreement. A business guide developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) was launched to help the private sector and policymakers better understand […]

SADC ES urges private sector to invest in regional value chains

The Executive Secretary (ES) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Her Excellency Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax has called on the Private Sector and financial institutions to take advantage and invest in the identified regional value chains. Addressing a meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers in Windhoek, Namibia during the 38th SADC Summit of […]

Voluntary disclosure in respect of Excise offences

What are the goods liable to Excise Duty? Excise Duty is levied principally on locally manufactured goods that are classified as excisable. These include alcoholic beverages, unmanufactured tobacco, cigarettes, spirituous beverages, ethanol and beer. Zimbabwe has added other imported goods such as petroleum oils and oils obtained from bitumous minerals and electric filament or discharge […]

Zimra to curb double taxation

BY FREEMAN MAKOPA THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) says it is in the process of negotiating agreements with the country’s trading patners to curb the issue of double taxation. Speaking at the official opening of the ATAF seminar held in Harare yesterday, Zimra commissioner-general, Faith Mazani said there was need to sign treaties that eliminate […]