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risk based INSPECTION

 

Monitoring and control of the quality and safety of products

Risk Based Inspection

The Agency uses results of inspections to migrate products to areas that require fewer physical inspections. Importers of such products are allowed to enroll for pre-clearance schemes to reduce the Agency’s physical inspections at ports of entry.

The Agency uses outcomes of inspections to further refine selectivity on the ASYCUDA World program.

Reduction in processing time: The migration of most products to lanes that do not require physical

inspection has reduced the time required to process consignments at the border. Having advance

information on pre-cleared goods has helped the Agency to minimize interventions at the border.

The connection to the Zambia Electronic Single Window has improved information sharing among institutions both public and private as the system clearly shows which institutions are supposed to undertake physical inspections. The Agency is currently undertaking joint inspections with ZRA.

The Agency receives support from the Trade Facilitation Project which established a Central Processing Centre at the ZCSA’s head office, a development that enables better tracking of shipments at the different entry points and improved efficiencies.

Risk based inspections have assisted in increasing visibility to ZCSA-related products at borders, and this allows the Agency to segment products according to colour codes of red, green, yellow, and blue risk-based channels.

Products falling within a particular colour coded are given the required attention with products in the red category being high risk and requiring physical inspections, thereby, allowing improved movement of goods and products in and out of Zambia.

This project is providing continued support to improve risk assessment and management capacity to include additional risk factors that would further reduce the processing times at the border in addition to improving product safety for Zambians.

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Standard Applies To
1 ZS 005 Lead Acid Batteries
2 ZS 017 Poultry Feed
3 ZS 018 Pig Feed
4 ZS 019 Cattle Feed
5 ZS 056 Toilet Soap
6 ZS 058 Laundry Soap
7 ZS 062 Synthetic Detergent
8 ZS 063 Petroleum Jelly
9 ZS 071 School chalks- specification
10 ZS ISO 20345 Personal protective equipment - Safety footwear
11 ZS 074 Shoe Polish Specification
12 ZS 106 Safety of Household & Similar Electrical Appliances
13 ZS 189 Maize meal (Mealie meal)
14 ZS 201 Emulsion Paints For Interior and Exterior Use - Specification
15 ZS 234 Refined Edible Vegetable Oil
16 ZS 247 Household Hand Dishwashing Liquid Detergent
17 ZS 266 Reflex-Reflecting Vehicle Number Plates
18 ZS 295 High Gloss Synthetic Enamel Paint - Specification
19 ZS 321 Opaque Beer
20 ZS 369 Automotive gasoil (diesel fuel)
21 ZS 371 Road Tank Vehicles for Petroleum-Based Flammable Liquids - Specification
22 ZS 380 Illuminating kerosene
23 ZS 388 Bottled Water
24 ZS 395 Unleaded Petrol (Gasoline) for motor vehicles
25 ZS 430 Clear Beer
26 ZS 431 Compound Fertilizers
27 ZS 435 Wheat Flour
28 ZS 436 Primary Dry Batteries
29 ZS ISO 4074 Natural Latex Rubber Condoms - Requirements and Test Methods
30 ZS 429 The Handling, Storage, and Distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) In Domestic, Commercial, and Industrial Installations. Part 4: Transportation of LPG In Bulk by Road - Code of Practice
31 ZS 438 Biscuits
32 ZS 547

Lubricating Oils - Specifications

Part-1: Automotive Gear oils Lubricating oils - Specification

33 ZS 547 -2 Industrial Gear Oils for open Gears
34 ZS 547

Lubricating Oils - Specifications

Part-3: Industrial Gear Oils for Enclosed Gears

35 ZS 554 Fruit Flavoured Drinks
36 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 1 - Specifications for Rewirable and Rewirable 13a Fused Plugs
37 ZS 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 2 - Switched and Unswitched Sockets- Outlets
38 ZS 558 Plugs and Socket Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units Part 3 - Specification for Adaptors
39 ZS 559 Code of Practice for Inspection and Acceptance Criteria for Used Textiles Products - Salaula
40 ZS 560 Code of Practice for Inspection and Testing of Used Motor Vehicles for Road Worthiness
41 ZS 605 Fertilizer- Urea
42 ZS 606 Fertilizers - Ammonia Nitrate
43 ZS 607 Fertilizers- Calcium Ammonia Nitrate
44 ZS 608 Fertilizers- Ammonia Sulphate
45 ZS 688 - 1 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 1: General
46 ZS 688 - 2 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 2 - Wiring Cables
47 ZS 688 - 3 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 3 - PVC Distribution Cables
48 ZS 688 - 4 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 4 - XLPE Distribution Cables
49 ZS 688 - 5 Electric Cables with extended solid Dielectric insulation for fixed Installations (300/500 V to 1900/3 300V) specification part 5 - Halogen-free distribution Cables
50 ZS 723 Peanut butter
51 ZS EN 197

Cement

Part-1: Composition, Specifications and Conformity Criteria for Common Cements

52 ZS 065 Pure Glycerine
53 ZS 190 Potable Drinking Water
54 ZS 233 Crude Edible Vegetable Oils
55 ZS 327 Blended (Physical mixture) Fertilizers 
56 ZS 357 Pressed Steel Door Frames
57 ZS 373-1 Portable Fire Extinguishers- Portable, non-refillable fire extinguishers
58 ZS 373-2 Portable Fire Extinguishers- Carbon dioxide type fire extinguishers
59 ZS 389 White Sugar
60 ZS 394 Aviation Turbine Fuel (Jet A-1)
61 ZS 422-1 Bitumen for Building and Civil Engineering- Penetration Grade Bitumen
62 ZS 422-2 Bitumen for Building and Civil Engineering- Cutback Bitumen

1 + 2 =

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P.O Box 31302, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
Info@zcsa.org.zm

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Sat & Sun: Closed

Public Holidays: Closed