Nishati Clearing and Forwarding

Formed in 2007, Nishati Clearing and Forwarding offers a customs brokering and forwarding service, with a key focus on meeting legislative requirements. By using up to date computerised solutions, the company aims to be at the very top of its game. The company has developed a computerised monitoring system that is linked to the Customs ASYCUDA data. Nishati Clearing and Forwarding is a subsidiary of Ciltax Consultants, a leading investment, tax and trade consulting company.


Freight and forwarding in Lusaka, Zambia

The Nishati team has first hand experience in clearing and forwarding work. Many of the staff previously worked at the Zambia Revenue Authority. Their knowledge of trade laws and customs at national and regional level is therefore impressive. The company offers a flexible and efficient customs clearing and forwarding service.
  • Nationwide presence
  • Computerised solutions electronically linked to the Customs ASYCUDA system
  • Proficiency in tax laws and customs procedures
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Nishati has a mission to provide professional customs clearing and forwarding services in an efficient manner that provides value for money to their clients and exceeds their expectations. The Nishati team is proud of its good working relationship with all border agencies. The company has a bond of K10 billion dedicated for use with transits and removals.

As a result of the team’s knowledge and experience, many international clearing companies use Nishati for clearing and forwarding, and Ciltax, their parent company, for consultancy work.

Nishati is dependable because

  • It was formed (and is managed) by an investment, tax and trade consulting company (Ciltax)
  • It follows COMESA and SADC protocols
  • It implemented the Chirundu One Stop Border Post Project
  • It is well resourced

Nishati deploys a monitoring system for the movement of its trucks, and sends weekly updates to designated client staff via email. It also offers daily updates on transactions in all ports and borders. These feed into monthly client reports which highlight key risk areas. The monthly reporting template is designed in consultation with the client, so that reports focus on areas of particular interest or concern. The frequency of reports can be varied. Reports are tailored to meet the requirements of Transafrica.

Nishati has specialised vehicles that provide escorts where necessary, especially on exporting consignments that have been temporarily imported.

All trade decisions made by the company are fully analysed and professionally packaged for the client in order to take full advantage of any existing and future tax incentives. This is done through Ciltax Consultants Ltd.

Nishati and Ciltax electronically process and manage Customs Importation Permits (CIP) and Temporary Importation Permits and comply with all expiry, exportation and renewal requirements in an efficient manner.

Nishati is able to manage tax and duty calculations and accounting using a customised system that is developed in consultation with the client. A dedicated account at Stanbic Bank is opened specifically for the client and the company prepares weekly reconciliations and monthly reports every Monday of the following week or month respectively.

Nishati manages the refund claims process for and on behalf of the client in a timely fashion. This is achieved through a computerised Duty Refund System that has been developed by Ciltax Consultants.

Nishati also offers a comprehensive risk management system, which helps with the positioning of resources as well as monitoring and evaluation. It also points out ways to streamline operations.

Nishati is developing an interactive website which will have the capability to process client queries online and give clients immediate feedback from dedicated Ciltax Consultants free of charge. Further, the website has a tax calculator linked to the Customs Commodity Coding and tax rates, enabling clients to compute their own tax assessments even before goods are imported.

Nishati clients include Kansanshi Mine, Lumwana Mine, Tenke Fungulume (VS Cargo) and Zimbulk.

Contact information

6369 Fir Road, Lusaka, Zambia
P.O. Box
POBox 51432, Lusaka
Enquire below
+260 211 267391, +260 211 267393
+260 979 998405

Opening times

08:00 – 17:00
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