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Zimra Prepares To Collect More Revenue As It Finished Upgrading Asycuda

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has finally finished the upgrade of Asycuda way ahead of schedule.After acquiring three servers for the Asycuda upgrade last month, the country’s revenue collector, Zimra promised that it would be done with the exercise by June. And it has delivered. Recurrent losses as a result of Asycuda breakdowns compelled Zimra to upgrade […]

Zimra Acquires Servers As It Races To Complete Upgrading Asycuda By June

Marred by recurrent system breakdowns that have caused it to lose millions of dollars, Zimra is racing to upgrade its Automated System for Customs Data (Asycuda) systems marked by the latest acquisition of three servers. The Asycuda system is used for online pre-clearance of goods, issuance of road access fees payment and processing of temporary […]

Zimra Surpasses 2018 First Quarter Revenue Target

ZIMRA (Zimbabwe Revenue Authority) surpassed its first-quarter target by an excess of US $84million. Gross revenue collections were 8.1% above the target of US $1.029 billion. Zimra attributes the improved revenue collection to enhanced effective use of automation. The country’s tax collector is optimizing the use of it its e-services platform (Asycuda – Automated System […]

Zimra System In Beitbridge Goes Down Again

Asycuda Plus, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority’s (ZIMRA) system designed to help it to automate customs processes on the importation and exportation of goods has gone down in Beitbridge in face of the coming Easter holiday. The system went down 4 days ago after Zimra alerted users that they were upgrading the system but Zimra is yet […]

Public Notice: ZIMRA Apologises For Systems Failure, Guarantees To Restore Operations

ZIMRA’s systems have been down for over a month now. Operations have been heavily affected and the most visibly at the borders, Beitbridge border post to be more precise. This unfortunately is/was the worst time for the system to be down seeing that December always has high traffic coming from South Africa (for the festive […]

ZIMRA Continues To Lose Millions Of Dollars Due To The Online System Failure (Asycuda)

Initially, ZIMRA’s e-services platform (Asycuda – Automated System for Customs Data) was experiencing glitches here and there, but we were quick to forgive seeing that there’s nothing perfect under the sun anyway. In December 2017, we reported on how the system had finally given up its ghost, and even then it seemed like a temporary situation, […]