The Business Regulatory Review Agency.

Promoting a Conducive Business Regulatory Environment.


Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) is a vital process that helps ensure effective and efficient regulations. It's like a check-up for new rules, analyzing their potential consequences and ensuring they don't create unnecessary burdens.


The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) is mandated to coordinate the establishment, operationalisation and roll out of Regulatory Services Centres (RSCs) in Zambia in order to improve delivery and accessibility of business regulatory services and ultimately reduce the cost of doing business.


e-services offered by the BRRA to simplify business registration and compliance. These services aim to enhance transparency, expedite processes, and minimize administrative burdens for businesses.

Welcome to BRRA!

The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) is a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The Agency was established through an Act of Parliament, the Business Regulatory Act, No. 3 of 2014 and became fully operational in January 2016. The establishment of BRRA presents an opportunity for Zambia to create and promote a conducive business regulatory environment. The mandate of BRRA is to review and approve proposed policies and laws that affect business activity to ensure they are legitimate and serve the intended purpose as well as coordinate development and implementation of appropriate government-to-business interventions aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on businesses.


“A dynamic Agency fostering a conducive business regulatory environment”.


The mandate of the Agency is to ensure an efficient, cost effective and accessible business licensing system.


“To regulate business policies and laws in order to create a cost-effective and conducive business environment”. In order to accomplish the mission, we have committed to observing the six core values.”

Zambia Business licensing Information Portal

Businesses operating in Zambia are typically required to obtain one or more licenses and permits, depending on the activities of their enterprise. This website enables you to obtain information on the licenses pertaining to your business. Use the search below to find the licenses you will require to start your business.


The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) has called on regulatory agencies and public bodies to follow the laid down procedures when introducing any regulations or levies[…]

In fulfilling one of its objectives of promoting a conducive business regulatory environment, the Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) is conducting a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) engagement with the Bank of Zambia[…]

The Business Regulatory Re-view Agency (BRRA) officially launched the Solwezi Regulatory Services Center on 6th May, 2021. The guest of honor at the launch, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Hon. Christopher Yaluma, said the establishment of the Solwezi Regulatory Services Centre […]