A regulatory and advisory statutory board whose functions include controlling and regulating the marketing of tobacco in Zimbabwe
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Vice President of Zimbabwe, Cde Kembo Mohadi, officially opens the 2019 Tobacco Marketing season.
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Disposal of chemical containers on farms
Kushanda kwe V- Slot
Last day of December is the last day for destruction of Tobacco seedbeds. This prevents carryover of diseases
TIMB seeks to remind relevant stakeholders that the deadline for registration and renewal of growers numbers is the 31st of October 2018 the fees for registration are as follows
1. A registration fee of $10 if registration is done before the deadline of 31st October of the year preceding the marketing season.
2. A penalty of $10 is charged in addition to registration fee of $10 for registration between 1st November and 31 December.
3. A penalty of $40 is charged in addition to a registration fee of $10 for registration between 31st December and the start of marketing season.
4. Any registration that is done after the commencement of the marketing season attracts a penalty of $90 in addition to a registration fee of $10.
For any enquiries please visit our head office situated at 429 Glen Eagles Road Southerton or alternatively visit any of our 7 branch offices located near you in Rusape Marondera, Mvurwi , Karoi ,Chinhoyi and Bindura.
Renewal of grower registration can also be done through EcoCash using the following steps:
a. Enter *151#
b. Enter EcoCash PIN
c. Select ‘Make Payment’
d. Select Pay Bill Option
e. Enter Biller code for TIMB which is 41986
f. Enter applicable registration amount ,e.g. $10 or $20 depending on the date of payment
g. Enter account number that is the grower number such as 107272
h. Press 1 to confirm
If you want more information with regards to the above matter or more, visit our head office situated at 429 Glen Eagles Road Southerton Harare, or any of our offices situated in Karoi ,Bindura ,Chinhoyi, Mvurwi ,Marondera and Rusape. Call on +263772145166-9 263 4 62170/1/3-5; 263 4 666801; 263 4 621751/3/4.
1.0 REGISTRATION OF GROWERS
Sub- section of section 25 of the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Act (Chapter 18; 20) stipulates that all persons who are, bonafide intend to become, growers shall register as such and that any person who is not registered and who, by himself or through his agents, grows tobacco shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level five or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or both such fine and such imprisonment.
Both old and new growers are required to register annually.
1.1 WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AS A TOBACCO GROWER?
The following requirements should accompany an application to the Board for registration as a grower.
a. Proof of access to land i.e. tittle deeds, land permit\ offer letter for A1 and A2. For those living in communal areas, a stamped recommendation letter from the grower’s local councilor or headman\chief is required.
b. Stamped recommendation letter from the grower’s local AGRITEX officer to confirm that the person is a bonafied tobacco grower.
c. A copy of national identification card.
d. Registration fee payable on submission of application form.
1.2HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?
Section 26 of the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Act (Chapter 18; 20) requires that The Board, with the approval of the Minister, may prescribe a registration fee and a late registration fee for all growers for all growers.
The following are the prescribed registration fees and penalties for late registration:
a. A registration fee of $10 if registration is done before the deadline of 31st October of the year preceding the marketing season.
b. A penalty of $10 is charged in addition to registration fee of $10 for registration between 1st November and 31 December.
c. A penalty of $40 is charged in addition to a registration fee of $10 for registration between 31st December and the start of marketing season.
d. Any registration that is done after the commencement of the marketing season attracts a penalty of $90 in addition to a registration fee of $10.
1.3 WHY SHOULD I REGISTER AS A GROWER?
Registration provides statistical information about the total number of growers and possible crop size. This information is important is important for planning purposes especially on the number of auction floors, number of buyers and mobilizing financial resources to buy the crop. This information has direct bearing on the pricing of the tobacco. The prices are likely to be softer if more tobacco is delivered than the original projects.
WHERE DO I REGISTER AS A GROWER?
Registration is done at following TIMB offices situated at Harare, Chinhoyi, Karoi, Mvurwi, Bindura, Marondera and Rusape.
If you want more information please contact TIMB on 429 Gleneagles road, Southerton, Harare P.O. BOX 10214, HARARE, ZIMBABWE, TELEPHONE;263 4 621740\1\3-5; 263 4 621751\3\4 , 263 4 666801 switchboard cell; 0772145166-9 Toll free 08006003 \0731 999 999 Email [email protected]
TIMB seeks to advise relevant stakeholders that the deadline for the application of auction floor licences is 30 September 2018 .Interested parties are thereby advised to visit the TIMB head office located at 429 Glen Eagles Rd, Southerton Harare. For more information, alternatively visit any of our 6 branches located in Marondera, Rusape, Mvurwi ,Karoi ,Chinhoyi ,Bindura. Feel free to call us on +263772 145 166 – 9.We will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
NB – The completed application form shall be accompanied with the following;
Certified copies of Certificate of Incorporation of the applicant
Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company with one of the objects being operation of a tobacco auction sales floor.
Shareholder structure and organizational structure, with the names of senior managers inscribed therein
Tax clearance certificate issued by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)
A business plan with a 24-month projected cash flow projection, incorporating a market research, showing nature of the business and also incorporating training of key tobacco industry personnel (e.g. auctioneers and starters etc)
Irrefutable proof of funding to establish and carry out the business
Copy of lease agreements or title deeds for premises or proof of approved construction plans (and title deeds to the land). Lease agreements must be for a minimum period of 10 years.
A plan showing the site of the proposed building in relation to road and rail facilities; and a plan and elevations of the proposed buildings (in terms of section 8 of Statutory Instrument 29 of 2000)
In case of an application relating to premises previously licensed as an auction floor be accompanied by a statement giving details of an alteration in the use of the building as an auction floor since the issue of the last licence of the last licence for such auction floor (In terms of Section 8 of Statutory Instrument 29 of 2000)
Declarations from every director and chief executive officer of the applicant
Statement in writing from each currently licensed tobacco buyer that the buyer is prepared to do business with the applicant if the applicant is licensed as an auction floor (list and details of currently registered tobacco buyers is attached)
Complete forms must be accompanied by A NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of US$5 000-00.Please note that payment of this application fee does not constitute a guarantee that a license will be approved.
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2018 Tobacco Marketing Season Official Opening by the Acting President ret. General Dr. C. Chiwenga
TOBACCO MARKETING SEASON 2018
Watch live the offcial opening of the 2018 Tobacco Marketing Season with Ret. Gen. Dr. C. Chiwenga as guest of Honour
TOBACCO MARKETING SEASON 2018
All stakeholders are advised that the 2018 AUCTION TOBACCO MARKETING SEASON starts on WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH 2018.
· CONTRACT TOBACCO SALES will start on THURSDAY 22nd MARCH 2018.
· Sales bookings will open on Wednesday 7th MARCH 2018 and deliveries accepted as from Monday 12th MARCH 2018
For any additional information please contact TIMB on telephone numbers 0772145166/9 or 0279-22082/21982 or 025-3439 or 067-24268/29246 or 0277-2700 or 064-7280 or 0271-6772 or
Toll Free Number 0731999999
E-mail: [email protected]
The Tobacco Industry stakeholders meeting to discuss the crop assessment report, state of preparedness and when the season will likely begin for the 2018 marketing season
Farmers urged to adhere to Legislated dates for stalk destruction to avert effects of aphids and viruses on the tobacco crop
Minister of Agric, Lands and Rural Resettlements visits T.I.M.B
TIMB Mashonaland central manager Mr J. Chitsike planting gum trees in Bindura. TIMB is giving gum tree seedlings to farmers who are willing to grow them and preserve indigenous trees. Farmers can visit any TIMB offices for any inquiries
Tobacco industry stakeholders on classification training with the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. The training is conducted yearly for stakeholders to have an appreciation and understanding of what will be taking place at floors during the marketing seasons.
Mr Bwana's drip irrigation crop in Karoi
Tobacco destroyed by hailstorm in Manicaland
Visit our stand at Manicaland Agricultural Show. Services available at the stand.
TIMB staff showing their prize at the Marondera agricultural show
TIMB representatives receiving a second prize in the service providers category at Marondera Agricultural show
Registration as a grower for the 2018 season
Visit our stand at Marondera Provincial Agricultural Show. Services such Registration of grower numbers, renewal among other services avaliable
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429 Gleneagles Road, Southerton
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