March 2019

Parliamentary Committees Series 10-2019 -- Public Hearings on the Education Amendment Bill - 1st to 5th April, and 15th to 17th April

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 10/2019

[30th March 2019]

Public Hearings on Education Amendment Bill:
Monday 1st to Friday 5th April and
Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th April

The complete text of the bulletin can be downloaded below.

Bill Watch 16-2019 In the Senate This Week + National Assembly Update for Last Week

BILL WATCH 16/2019

[27th March 2019]

The Senate is Sitting This Week

The National Assembly has Adjourned to Tuesday 7th May

In the Senate This Week

Yesterday

Cyclone Idai

The Senate resumed sitting yesterday, Tuesday 26th March, having been in recess for the previous two weeks.  At the end of Thursday’s sitting it is expected to adjourn until Tuesday 7th May. 

ZIMRA Notice to Business Players re Excise Duty Refund on Fuel Purchases - 30 January 2019

Veritas is reproducing this notice because, although it was published at the end of January, the notice appears to be relevant to an understanding the provisions of SI 72/2019, Customs and Excise (Fuel Supplied to Approved Beneficiaries) (Refund) Regulations, 2019, gazetted on 22nd February.  

 

EXCISE DUTY REFUND FRAMEWORK FOLLOWING THE FUEL PRICE INCREASE UNDER STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 9 OF 2019

SI 2019-72 Customs and Excise (Fuel Supplied to Approved Beneficiaries) (Refund) Regulations, 2019

These regulations, only gazetted on 22nd March 2019, provide for a refund of excise duty on fuel supplied to four classes of customers:  They give effect to a Government undertaking given in reaction to fears of generalised price increases following the massive fuel price increases that became effective on 13th January 2019. 

GN 2019-448 -- Competition and Tariff Commission - Investigation into Allegations of Restrictive Practices in Distribution of Stock Feeds and Day-old Chicks

This notice by the Commission draws attention to its investigation into the above allegations and calls on stakeholders and members of the public to make written representations to the Commission no later than 31st March 2018 either by emailing them to director@competition.co.zw or or enquiries @competition.co.zw or submitting hard copies to:

Reserve Bank Exchange Control Directive to Authorised Dealers RU 28/2019 of 22 February 2019

Table of Contents
1. Introduction ...........................................................................................................2
2. Establishment of an Interbank Foreign Exchange Market ....................................... 2
3. Export Receipts Retention Thresholds ....................................................................4
4. Export Receipts Retention Periods ..........................................................................5

Court Watch 5-2019 The New Standard Scale of Fines

COURT WATCH 5/2019

[20th March 2019]

The New Standard Scale of Fines: In force since 20th February 2019

Section 27 of the Finance Act, 2019 (No. 1 of 2019) [link] introduced a new Standard Scale of Fines with effect from 20th February 2019, the date on which the Act was published in the Government Gazette and became law.  The new standard scale is reflected in columns 1 and 2 of the table below.

SI 2019-056 Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism - Regulations to Implement UN Security Resolutions

WHEREAS Zimbabwe is a member of the United Nations and
in pursuit of its commitment to International Peace and Security as
enunciated under the Charter of the United Nations, has enacted the
Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism Act [Chapter
11:21] (No. 5 of 2007), which authorises the Minister to make
regulations for the purpose of implementing the provisions of the
Act and the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions;

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