Commercial documents such as bills of lading, airway bills, and commercial invoices are required to clear goods with customs. The Import Declaration Form is used for statistical purposes and no fee is required. The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has implemented an Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) platform to support its customs clearance and domestic tax processes.
ZRA form CE 20, the standard form for entry and exit, is used for clearance at border posts. Advance certification from the appropriate agency or ministry is required to import some products; to import meat (certification from the Veterinary Department); plants, seeds, and fruits (phytosanitary certification required from the Mount Makulu Research Station); food and drugs (Ministry of Health and Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority certification); firearms and ammunition (Zambia Police certification).