Zambia - Country Commercial Guide
Customs Regulations
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It is against both Zambian and U.S. law to buy, possess, or transport animals or animal products, such as warthog tusks, tortoiseshell, rhino horn, elephant ivory, or any items made out of these materials.  In Zambia, penalties range from large fines to mandatory minimum five-year prison sentences.  The Department of National Parks and Wildlife has screeners at international ports of entry and will prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.  While many of these items are sold in open markets aimed at foreign tourists, it remains the responsibility of the customer to ensure that he/she is not purchasing a prohibited item.  The Zambian Customs Commissioner General can be reached at:

Zambia Revenue Authority

Revenue House, Kalambo Road

P.O. Box 35710

Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +260 211 223 760

Fax: +260 211 221 923