Zimbabwe - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted

Last published date: 2021-08-30

Zimbabwe maintains a list of prohibited items that require special permission from the government to import. The list includes pornographic materials, flick knives/lockable blades, skin lightening creams, soaps and lotions, nuclear reactors, radioactive materials, arms and ammunition, precious and semi-precious gems, jewelry, carbonated beverages for resale, and textiles and clothing and secondhand clothes for resale. Meat imports are controlled by a quota system administered by the Ministry of Agriculture.