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.