Plant Import Permit

  • Agency: Zambia Agriculture Research Institute
  • Purpose: To authorise the importation of plants, plants parts, plant products or regulated articles
  • Application Fee: ZMK 54,000.00 (Processing fee)
  • Maximum Processing Time: If import regulation is available -10 minutes, otherwise risk analysis may take atleast a month
  • Statutes: Plant Pests and Disease Control Act
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  • Validity: 14 days
  • Contact Office: Zambia agriculture Research Institute, Mount Makulu Research Station, Chilanga Lusaka
  • Resolution Criteria: Submission of condition from the importing country
  • Complete and submit application form
  • ZARI will check if regulations are available for the particular plant
  • If not, pest risk analysis is done
  • Issue permit upon payment of fee
  • Licensing Body: Zambia Agriculture Research Institute
    • Head Office

      • Tel: +260 211 278 130/ 278 141
      • Physical Address: Off Kafue Road, Mount Makulu Research Station, Chilanga, Lusaka
      • Postal Address: Private Bag 7, Chilanga, Lusaka
      • City: Lusaka
      • Email Address:,, Email this Agency
      • Website:
      • Operating Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Downloadable Application Forms