The control of imported goods is a quick fix that doesn't resolve fundamental economic problems. It must be accompanied by a policy focus on macroeconomic issues, labour and agriculture.
The protest by Zimbabweans against police road blocks and banned imports highlights a new political economy that is rising on the back of informalisation of the economy.
A weak pound might be good for exports but it is bad news for the investment that the economy is based on.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
Small importers rely on the seller being liable for any import duty - but that situation is being eroded.