WHAT IS ABUZ?
ABUZ is a registered mutual support business association that was formed in Bulawayo in 2004 to look after the interests of those in business of all types in Zimbabwe; commercial, industrial, mining, professional or agricultural; registered companies, partnerships or individuals. Though currently situated in Bulawayo, it intends to establish branches throughout Zimbabwe. We currently have a membership of 120 Companies (5 Listed on the ZSE).
THE MISSION STATEMENT OF ABUZ READS:
ABUZ shall encourage, promote and protect the sustainable growth and development of business in Zimbabwe, and further enable free and fair practice of business by all.
- Be a representative voice of business.
- Promote the development of business in Zimbabwe.
- Encourage a competitive and aggressive business environment.
- Promote and defend the private enterprise system.
- Maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders.
- Promote a high standard of business ethics and establish a business charter.
- Support sound environment practice compatible with sustainable development.
- Play a representative and active role, in making Zimbabwe a better place in which to live, work and do business.
- Defend the collective interests of its members.
ABUZ IS EMPOWERED TO:
- Promote and protect the interests of members and of business development.
- Promote, support or provide constructive criticism of legislation.
- Promote and defend improvement in the law.
- Represent the views of members in discussions with Government or any other body in regard to any matter affecting business.
- Print, publish or support any magazine, periodical, brochure or publication as may seem consistent with any of the objectives of ABUZ.
- Promote harmonious relationships between employers and employees.
- Act when required as arbitrator in any matters concerning active business.
NATIONAL ISSUES-POSITION PAPERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
- National budget.
- Review of Mid-Term Fiscal Statement.
- National Industrial Development policy.
- Income tax Act revision.
- Energy challenges to Industry.
KEY PARTNERS / ORGANISATIONS
- The American Business Association in Zimbabwe (ABAZ).
- South African Embassy.
- Chinese Embassy.
- Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC).
- American Embassy.
- Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)
- Australia Agency for International Development (AusAID)
- Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
- Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment.
- Canadian Embassy.
- World Bank-Harare.
- Ministry of Finance.
- Competition and Tariffs Commission (CTC)
- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-RSA.
- Trade and Investment Limpopo-RSA.
- Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)
- Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA)
- Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)
- British Embassy
- Ministry of State Enterprises and Parastatals
- Euromoney Conferences
- DEAT Capital
- Business Council for Africa
- Embassy of the Republic of Poland