“ESSE Clearing was started on Zambia’s Southern borders in 2003 covering imports and exports from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Over the years the company has expanded throughout Zambia and now operates from all major ports in and out of Zambia. In addition to major airfreight terminals, this covers the additional routes from Malawi, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo,” said Melanie Hopes, Managing Director of ESSE Clearing.

Their mission is to provide their clients with an effortless experience for all their import and export needs without compromising on quality, efficiency and integrity. “Through our highly skilled staff we provide a cost-effective customs clearance service,” says Melanie.

“Our vision is to remain a leader in the Zambian customs clearing community, and to continue to grow within Zambia and beyond while maintaining our commitment to customs modernisation,” Melanie adds.

ESSE Clearing offers the following services and support for clients:

  • Imports
  • Exports
  • Temporary imports and exports
  • Advance tariff rulings
  • Product based Classification Database
  • Assistance with customs post-clearance audit queries
  • Application for permits and regulated items
  • Local cargo delivery
  • Management of CACP (Customs Accredited Clients Programme) clients
  • Resolution of customs and enforcement queries
  • Bonded warehouses and customs area applications
  • Tariff specification codes application
  • Customs appeals
  • Rebate configuration
  • General customs clearing advice

ESSE Clearing’s main target markets are:

  • The agriculture industry
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • The tourism industry
  • Civil engineering and construction companies
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Mining companies
  • Government and NGO’s
  • Transporters and forwarders

Clients should choose ESSE Clearing because of the following reasons:

  • Bespoke ESSE clearing tracking platform
  • Fully paperless and environmentally conscious
  • Customs clearing updates through monthly newsletters
  • “Just Ask ESSE” tutorials
  • We shall represent you with the highest ethical standards
  • Low risk profile with customs
  • Management hands-on approach
  • Presence at all major Zambian ports
  • Industry expertise and a two decade proven track record

“Once contact is made, we shall take the client step by step through process from pre-alert until receipt of final import/export documentation. With an exceptional tracking system, each entry is fully monitored throughout the process,” Melanie says.

Contact ESSE Clearing on +260-97-1231049 or send an e-mail to enquiries@esseclearing.com, info@esseclearing.com for more information. Their head office is at Livingstone, Zambia.