The governments of Zimbabwe and South Africa have recently announced that they are in agreement with the establishing of a One –Stop Border Post at Musina.
ZIM – SA In talks to establish a One- Stop Border Post at Beitbridge
Beit bridge border post is by far the busiest road border post in Southern Africa.The proposed move is expected to ease the burden of enduring long queues and delays between the two countries. Both Governments initially agreed last year, on the formation of a joint technical committee that is now in place consulting and ensuring the proposed set up meets the standards and approval of both countries.
According to a report by Tralac SA the figures below published last year shows that South Africa is Zimbabwe’s largest trading partner;
“The top exports of Zimbabwe are: Gold ($896M), Raw Tobacco ($383M), Diamonds ($206M), Ferroalloys ($163M) and Nickel Mattes ($149M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($1.19B), Corn ($285M), Electricity ($162M), Packaged Medicaments ($158M) and Delivery Trucks ($114M).
The top export destinations of Zimbabwe are: South Africa ($1.31B), Mozambique ($267M), the United Arab Emirates ($216M), China ($134M) and Belgium-Luxembourg ($102M). The top import origins are: South Africa ($2.21B), Singapore ($1.02B), China ($380M), India ($170M) and Zambia ($170M)”
The One-Stop Border Post is expected to improve the way businesses and traders transact on imports and exports between both countries.