Government has removed second hand vehicles older than 10 years from the Open General Import License through the Statutory Instrument (SI) 89 of 2021 with effect from 2 April 2021.
In a statement yesterday, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Sekai Nzenza said In line with the Control of Goods (Import and Export) (Commerce) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (No. 9), the government gazzeted this Statutory Instrument 89 of 2021 on the 2nd of April 2021.
“The Statutory Instrument has removed Second Hand Motor Vehicles aged 10 years and above from the date of manufacture at the time of importation, from the Open General Import License.” She said.
She said sugar and cement were also removed from the Open General Import License.
However, the Minister of Industry said the importation of Second Hand Motor Vehicle which are 10 years and above from the time of manufacture will now require application for import licenses from her Ministry.
“The Ministry is therefore advising that: Clients whose motor vehicles were bought on or before 02 April 2021 will be required to apply for import licenses at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, attaching proof of payment.
“Clients whose consignments on sugar and cement were brought on or before 02 April 2021 will be considered for import license. ” Minister Nzenza said.