territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the South Africa
Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the
1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and
immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964.
In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices and a prolonged drought
hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule,
but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition
parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems
with at least two parties filing legal petitions challenging the
results. Opposition parties currently hold a majority of seats in the
progress in privatization and budgetary reform, Zambia's economy has a
long way to go. Privatization of government-owned copper mines relieved
the government from covering mammoth losses generated by the industry
and greatly improved the chances for copper mining to return to
profitability and spur economic growth. However, low mineral prices
have slowed the benefits from privatizing the mines and reduced
incentives for further private investment in the sector. In late 2000,
Zambia was determined to be eligible for debt relief under the Heavily
Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, but Zambia has not yet
finalized its Poverty Reduction Strategy paper. Unemployment rates
remain high, but GDP growth should continue at about 4%. Inflation
should remain close to 20%.
Holidays Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Mar 12 - Youth Day
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
May 25 - African Freedom Day (Anniversary of the OAU's Foundation)
1st Monday in July - Heroes' Day
1st Tuesday after Heroes Day in July - Unity Day
1st Monday in August - Farmers' Day
Oct 24 - Independence Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Ps: The Festivals' date(*) given above are approximations that are subject to change in every new year.
Country Code: 260
Outgoing International Code: 00
Main Area Codes:
Government Trade Opportunity in Zambia
purpose of the Business Opportunities/Tender is to encourage growth in
U.S. exports by providing qualified U.S. suppliers with high quality
leads for export sales, foreign representation, government projects,
joint venture investments and licensing opportunities.
AdmiNet - Zambia
creates useful webpage for Zambia in order to provide information in
details for investors willing to do business with Zambia.
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Zambia
Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research named as
Consular Information Sheet about Zambia in terms of analyzing its
social, political, cultural & economic environments.
World Trade Organization(WTO) : Zambia
Trade Organization(WTO) supplies the trade policy reviews of Zambia in
order to display & evaluate the recent economic and business
developments realized after introducing the economic improvement
packages by WTO.
African Studies: Zambia
There is a wide range of research about Zambian business & economic profile.
CIA - The World Factbook - Republic of Zambia
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Zambia by
introducing under 8 different fields as its geography,people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find out Zambia's general outlook on the issues of its
social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
Zambian Useful Websites
There is a list of Zambian websites which are useful for potential investors seeking business opportunities in Zambia.
serves as business oriented directory providing an ultimate African
Business Source for the potential investors seeking new business
opportunities in Zambia including the list of industries for Zambia.
Zambia Business Online Directory
aims to assist companies around the world to do business with Zambia,
and act as a source of information for business in the region.
Lex Africa: Business Guide: Zambia
African Law Firm Network examines Zambia in order to get comprehensive
business outlook for the potential investors seeking business
opportunities in Zambia.
Zambia News Sites & Newspapers
There are listed Zambia's news sites & newspapers.
Business in Zambia
website provides an extensive information gateway for Zambia in terms
of doing business with Zambia, legal guides to establishing business in
Zambia and so forth.
Doing Business in Zambia
Bank represents a snapshot of the business climate in Zambia by
identifying specific regulations and policies that encourage or
discourage investment, productivity, and growth related to Zambia.
Business Directory - Zambia
offers business resources and services by creating cross-referenced
categories in business opportunities for Zambia as business to
business, classifieds, cooperatives, directories, organizations &
Selection of Websites - For Zambia
Services creates a list of useful institutions, organizations, agencies
and so forth related to export & business in Zambia by providing
contact information of the institutions, as well.
The Zambian Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry(ZACCI)
offers a wide range of service that is mainly to provide the provision
of import, export information and other trade or business opportunities
Zambia Confederation of Industries and Chambers of Commerce
There is available to find contact information of Zambia Confederation Chamber of Commerce.
Embassy Listings For Zambia
There are listed the embassies of Zambia including the embassies' contact information.