Civil Servants Can Now Import One Car Duty Free

Government has given civil servants the green light to import cars duty-free.

Civil servants  received the news during a National Joint Negotiating Forum (NJNC) held in Harare yesterday. The duty-free scheme is covered by Statutory Instrument 52 of 2019 and will see those with 10 years in the service qualifying. A vehicle to be imported should not exceed USD10 000 while a person is entitled to import one car within a period of five years. In a statement, Apex Council, a body that represents civil servants in salary negotiations confirmed the development after yesterday’s NJNC. Part of the statement reads:

Government heeded the long standing Apex Council call for motor vehicle duty-free scheme covered by Statutory Instrument 52/2019 which will see all civil servants with 10 years of service being accorded a privilege to import a vehicle worth notmore than USD10 000 duty free.

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3 comments on “Civil Servants Can Now Import One Car Duty Free

  1. its only civils servants who given free duty to impoting vihycle What about the rest of People, we must have same opotunities note to sélect citezens minister you are full of racism

  2. Can someone care to share Circular 52 of 2019? The devil is in the detail. Why quote the price of the vehicle in USD when civil servants earn in RTGS$? Will the RBZ release funds to finance the invoice for importing cars at the fixed rate of 2.5? That kind of means the maximum payable is RTGS$ 35000? Over what period can this be returned by someone earning $365 (Deputy Director) + meagre allowances? By that time will the second hand vehicle(of course you will get no brand new vehicle at US$10000) still be there? Or will you have accessed another loan 5yrs down the line. Once again, the devil is in the detail. And, has someone seen Treasury Circular No. 4 of 2018? In this circular Principal Directors have 40000, Directors 30000, and Deputy Directors 20000 RTGS$, as max loan. Is Circular 52 of 20019 repealing Circular No. 4 of 2018?

  3. I suspect the reason for barring those below 10yrs of service is to make it possible to recover the money from your pension should you fail to pay back. Civil servants be careful not to morgage your peanut pension to a second hand vehicle

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