IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Mar 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

The government of Zimbabwe, through the Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use)Regulations published in the government gazette of 17 September 2010, has banned the importation of second-hand vehicles which are older than five years from the date of manufacture, as part of measures to reduce the loss of lives on the country's roads. Similarly, left-hand driven vehicles are banned, effective March 2011.
One news report (see source below) noted:
 
'The statutory instrument says in part: "No person shall import any vehicle for registration and use on any road in Zimbabwe if the year of manufacture from the country of origin is more than five years." "Provided that this shall not apply to any motor vehicle registered in Zimbabwe before the 31st of March, 2011."
Used Japanese cars (pictured) have become popular with Zimbabweans over the years as they are cheaper than those assembled locally.'
 
 
 
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.
870210 With compressionignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)
870290 Other
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
8705 Special purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile wor
870590 Other

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