Pre-Shipment Inspection for exports to Mozambique

Regulated goods (known as the Positive List) may be subject to pre-shipment inspection in the country of export before they are allowed into Mozambique. Goods on the Positive List have to comply with these regulations and must be accompanied by a Documento Unico Certificado (DUC). 

When exporting goods on the Positive List to Mozambique, the following process must be followed: 

  • Importer Advice - Your buyer supplies us with the details of their intended purchase.
  • Request for Information - Once completed, it outlines the details for the inspection.
  • Physical Inspection - All packages or containers of goods are inspected and sealed.
  • Price and Tariff Coding - We indicate the Customs tariff code and an opinion on the value for customs clearance purposes.
  • Preparation of Importer Certificates - Your buyer is issued with an Importer Certificate.
  • Clearance of Goods - Your buyer can clear the shipment through customs. 

Exporting Used Vehicles to Mozambique?

Under Ministerial Diploma 244/2011 every used vehicle imported into Mozambique are subject to a compulsory Pre-Shipment Inspection – PSI (physical inspection performed at origin, prior to the vehicle being shipped to Mozambique).

Exporters are now required to pay $265 + VAT/ Sales Tax (or equivalent) per vehicle towards the cost of the inspection.

If the vehicle arrives in Mozambique without having been inspected it will not clear through Customs and it will then require an inspection at destination. This destination inspection (DI) will take place at the Customs clearance  point and the full costs of a pre-shipment inspection payable. In addition a fine equal to 10% of the CIF value determined by Intertek for Customs purposes will be levied.

Exporters of regulated products to Mozambique can contact Chamber International to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for Certificates of Conformity.

Contact our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or by email for further details.

Apply NOW from anywhere in the UK by contacting our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or email