Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Zambia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
All edible oils
Date
01/03/2015
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import policy
Description
Suspended the issuance of licenses for edible oil imports while carrying out investigations about possible adverse effects of such imports on the domestic market.
Notes
Reportedly, the Zambian government decided to suspend the issuance of licenses for edible oil imports. The decision was taken to allow experts to study the impact such imports have on the domestic market. The government had been urged to take action by agricultural producers, manufacturers and consumers who claimed that the country was flooded with cheap imported edible oils. The expert study will be made public as soon as the investigations are concluded, government officials said.