• Investments are protected in Zambia.
  • In addition to clauses contained in applicable bilateral investment treaties, the Zambia law stipulates that:
  1. “An investor’s property shall not be compulsorily acquired nor shall any interest in or right over such property be compulsorily acquired except for public purposes under an Act of Parliament relating to the compulsory acquisition of property which provides for payment of compensation for such acquisition; and
  2. Any compensation payable under this section shall be made promptly at the market value and shall be fully transferable at the applicable exchange rate in the currency in which the investment was originally made, without deductions for taxes, levies and other duties, except where those are due.”
  • In case of dispute,  foreign investors can start an international arbitration procedure.
  • Zambia is signatory of the following two international conventions:
    (i) the ICSID Convention,
    (ii) the New York Arbitration Convention.
  • Yes, it is.
  • Zambia is member of two international arbitration bodies (ICSID and New York Arbitration Convention).
  • It is possible to get ownership through a leasehold tenure.
  • The leasehold tenure runs for 99 years and is renewable for a further 99 years.
  • Zambia has recently introduced electronic visas.
  • The procedure is very fast and efficient.
  • It is possible to apply for from home.
  • No, it is not possible.
  • Yet, investors can easily get an “Investor permit”. The Investor permit is renewable and valid one year.
  • There is no exchange controls.
  • Investors can freely repatriate 100% of profits.
  • Investors can freely repatriate 100% of profits.
  • Yes, we do and for free.
  • In addition to investment promotion and investment facilitation services, ZDA takes care of your investment once your journey has started.