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Shops Defend Selling Goods Exclusively In Forex

Shops Defend Selling Goods Exclusively In Forex

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) says shop owners cannot be expected to sell their products in Zimbabwe dollars when they source the same products from manufacturers in foreign currency.

This follows reports that some wholesalers and retailers in Bulawayo and Harare are charging some basic grocery items strictly in foreign currency and refusing to take local currency.

The development is forcing consumers to go to the black market to secure foreign currency.

Speaking to The Sunday News, CZR president Denford Mutashu said the pricing of goods is determined by the currency that wholesalers and retailers use to source products from manufacturers. Said Mutashu:

We are in a multi-currency system and both the ZWL$ and the USD are official legal tender.

Retailers and wholesalers price goods and services according to the currency they use to source products from manufacturers.

Very few manufacturers and suppliers can release goods in local currency as a way of using their product to source forex and augment that which they get from the auction, which constitutes an average of 20 per cent to 40 per cent of their total requirement.

Instead of buying forex from the parallel market, businesses are using their products to source forex as a survival means.

More: The Sunday News

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10 Comments

BOND NOTE DOLLARS 1 month ago

mukatodero munenge Ma coz ini BOND NOTE DOLLARS ndino looser value every minute. pamberi ne US, pamberi naNero. pasi neni BOND NOTE DOLLARS, pasi naED


Shona 1 month ago

Ehee pasi neZim dollar kana USD racho richigadzirwa nababa vako @BOND NOTE DOLLARS

Pablo 1 month ago

Iye Mnangagwa ngaatengese goridhe raanochera ku mine kwake in local currency. Tanetwa kuktiswa nembavha idzo. They mean to destroy our lives.


Jah­čç┐­čç╝Tsvarie-07 1┬ámonth ago

There is nothing wrong doing so, its only Mthuli who doesn't understand what the economy is saying...


Shona 1 month ago

The introduction of the gold coins is going tol solve this problem


Zuze 1 month ago

@Shona, sorry ndiri zuze, nditsanangurirewo HOW?

BOND NOTE DOLLARS 1 month ago

@Shona.... you buy fuel using Forex... manufacturers bought chemicals outside Zim using Forex not BOND NOTE DOLLARS. I think you SHONA are mentally disabled.


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Rich guy 1 month ago

USA forever!!!


Nkust 1 month ago

Problem ndiyo yekuti mari yedu ikatumigwa mu nmb bank moibata totenga nei manje


cde chipopi 1 month ago

Just replace the bond note with the gold coins. Stability will be attained.



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