Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association (ZCBTA)

The Claim: The Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association (ZCBTA) is one of the associations in the country representing the interests of informal traders.
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The Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association (ZCBTA) is one of the associations in the country representing the interests of informal traders.

Below is what the association does.

About the ZCBTA

·         The Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders Association (ZCBTA) was formed in April 2000.

·         The association has gained recognition from the government and regional bodies such as COMESA.

·         ZCBTA successfully lobbied for its members to access 12 months traders’ Visas from the South African government when the Visa regime was still in place.

·         The association was selected to host the Regional Secretariat of the Southern African Cross Border Traders Association   (SACBTA) and is a key driver of the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR) Project.

·         It is a member of Border Efficiency Management System (BEMS) and the National AIDS Council’s National Technical Working Group on HIV and AIDS in the informal economy. 

·         The association is accepted as a legitimate lead/coordinating agent by SMEs and informal economy associations when implementing various national programmes. ZCBTA has 7000 members of whom 76% are women.

 Additional services for women entrepreneurs provided by ZCBTA

·         Market intelligence to traders

·         Assistance with permits and other regulatory requirements

·         Lobbying the government for conducive policies for cross border traders

Events

·         The association takes groups of traders on selling missions to other countries.

·         It also organizes workshops and awareness campaigns.

Contact information

2 Sam Nujoma St/Kenneth Kaunda Ave

Reliance Plaza Building

Office No. 106, Harare

Tel: +263 772 259 620/0783 702 349

Email: zimcross@gmail.com

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