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Zimra introduces e-TIP to accelerate clearing of motorists

by Staff reporter
01 Dec 2017 at 16:37hrs | Views
THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has introduced an electronic Temporary Import Permit (E-TIP) to accelerate clearing of motorists arriving for the festive season with close to 100 officers set to be deployed at Beitbridge border post to avoid delaying the holidaying public.

Security will be beefed up inside the border post, notorious for touts and pickpockets, and standard international signage has been put for travellers' convenience at the major border posts, a senior official said on Wednesday.

"In preparation for the festive season, which is associated with an upsurge in human and vehicular traffic, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has put in place measures to facilitate smooth clearances at all border posts, including Beitbridge," Zimra corporate communications head Canisio Mudzimu said.

"Additional staff will be deployed to busy border posts as a way of reducing congestion and expediting clearance of travellers and cargo. Beitbridge border post has been allocated a total of 93 additional staff to assist with clearances."

Additional clearance points will be created and grouping of traffic according to the green and red routes will be introduced for smooth movement.

"Motorists will now be able to apply for temporary import permits on the Internet prior to travelling.

"Zimra has deployed an Electronic Temporary Import Permit application, which can be downloaded from the Google App Store. The application allows travellers to apply for the Temporary Import Permit (TIP) on the Internet prior to arrival at the border post."

He advised travellers to properly declare their goods on importation to facilitate quick clearance and avoid inconveniences that arise from wrong declarations.

Source - online