Welcome to the Business Regulatory Review Agency
The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) is established under the Business Regulatory Act No. 3 of 2014. The Act is an instrument under business licensing and regulatory reforms which are aimed at creating a conducive environment within which the private sector, particularly the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), can grow and flourish.
The BRRA was established as part of PSDRP by which Government ensures that regulatory powers of regulatory agencies and other public bodies are kept in check. As such, the Agency is a bridge between policy makers and regulators. It is an element of the policy and legislative making process to the extent that it protects the interests of businesses.
The Act also establishes the Business Regulatory Review Committee (BRRC). The BRRC is responsible for advising the Government on all matters relating to business regulation, licensing, regulatory agencies, the enabling business environment and business licensing reforms.
Discussion Paper on the Tourism Sector of Zambia.
The Agency reviewed the Tourism Council of Zambia’s paper titled ‘Hurdles to Development in the Tourism Sector and made the following comments:
- On the matter of encouraging tourists to visit Zambia and making them feel welcomed;
a. The e-visa online was endorsed as a good proposal and the Agency advised that further discussions needed to be held with the Immigration department on how this could be realized.
b. Reintroduction of KAZA UNIVISA which allows tourists visiting Zimbabwe to also Read more ➡
Private Sector Conference
The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) on 2nd February, 2017 held a one day Conference to sensitize the Private Sector on the mandate and functions of the Agency, provisions of the Business Regulatory Act No.3 of 2014 and to inform them of their important roles during business licensing and regulation making processes.
A total of sixty six (66) participants attended the event from the following private sector organizations: Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI), Tourism Council of Zambia, Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia Limited, Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM), Chamber of Mines to mention a few. Read More ➡
RIAs a Must in Business Regulation Formulation.
BRRA is committed to ensuring that policies, laws and regulations introduced by various regulatory agencies are sound, robust, of high quality and do not stifle private investment.
Government Plans are underway to establish provincial services centers in the country to increase accessibility to business registration and licensing services.