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Gvt sets up an administrative arrangement to facilitate clearance of second-hand vehicles

Government, through the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has introduced an administrative transitional arrangement to that must be followed to facilitate the clearance and expedient processing of vehicles purchased before the gazetting of Statutory Instrument (S1) 89 of 2021.

SI 89 of 2021 which among other things states that the importation of second-hand vehicles aged 10 years and above would require an Import Licence from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

In 2011, Government once banned the import of vehicles more than five years old, although the ban was later reversed following an outcry from the public.

This administrative arrangement will apply from 22 April 2021 to 31 of May 2021, by which date all motor vehicles bought on or before 2 April 2021, should have been imported into the country.

In a statement, Industry and Commerce Minister, Sekai Nzenza said all clients are hereby directed to contact ZIMRA for clearance purposes.

“The motor vehicles subject of the application must have been paid on or before 02 April 2021, II. Proof of payment in line with the RBZ Exchange Rate Control Regulations must be attached III. Any Other supporting documentation for the motor vehicle must be submitted,” she said.

Nzenza added that anyone facing challenges in the clearance processes may contact Commissioner-General ZIMRA, Commissioner Customs and Excise or the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.




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