Vehicle Export Permit is needed for any vehicle exported from South Africa. This export Permit can only be obtained after a Vehicle Police Clearance has been obtained.
WE CAN OBTAIN EXPORT PERMITS ON YOUR BEHALF
Turn Around Time
4 to 6 working days
Process to obtain a Vehicle Export Permit
• Download Client Sheet
• Download Application for a Export Permit
• Download Registration of a Business as a Exporter if necessary
• Download Export Permit Information Letter.
Documents needed with Application
• Copy of vehicle registration document
• Copy of owners ID
• Invoice or buyers agreement
• Completed downloaded forms
• Complete and email all forms to us.
• We will process application
• We lodge the application for a Export Permit direct at DTI in Pretoria
• We obtain the export codes from the Department of Trade and Industry
• We collect and courier the Export Permit to you
Fees and Cost for Vehicle Export Clearance
Documents needed for vehicle export permit
Contact us for full set of requirements and documents
Important Notes for a Vehicle Export Permit
1. The Vehicle Export police Clearance must be valid for the time the vehicle Export Permit will be issued.
2. Vehicle Export permits are usually issued for 3 months.
3. If the vehicle is not exported in this period application must be done for a new vehicle export permit with a affidavit from the owner why the vehicle has not been exported.
4. It is important to obtain the vehicle export value as well as the engine size and fuel used.
5. A export code must be obtained from the Department of Customs and Excise.
6. The issue of a Vehicle Export Permit takes at least two working days.
Import Control Guidelines for the importation of used or second-hand vehicles, trucks, buses, taxis, coaches, engines, gearboxes, differentials and used or second-hand spares for heavy duty trucks:
Extract from ITAC official website: http://www.itac.org.za/import_guidelines.htm
Most used or second-hand goods can be imported from certain countries at extremely low prices, for various reasons. In view of the low prices, the normal import duties applicable to the products concerned, is not an effective control instrument in the case of used or second-hand goods. Consequently, the importation of used or second-hand goods are subject to import control in terms of the International Trade Administration Act (Act 71 of 2002).
In considering applications for the importation of used or second-hand goods, the general principle applied is that import permits are refused if the goods concerned, or similar/substitute goods are available from local manufacturers.
The purpose of applying import control is to promote local economic activities and job creation.
Passenger vehicles, mini-buses, buses/coaches, light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles are manufactured/assembled in South Africa. About 90 000 people are employed in assembly and component manufacturing and this sector contributes about 10% of total manufacturing in South Africa. In view of the importance of this sector, strict control is applied to the importation of used vehicles and import permits are issued only in very specific and defined circumstances.
The prevailing import control policy with regard to the different categories of goods is as follows:-
(a) Used or second-hand motor vehicles for personal use.
Permits for the importation of used or second-hand passenger motor vehicles are issued in the following circumstances:
To immigrants for the importation of private motor vehicles. Imported vehicles may not be disposed of within a period of 24 months from the date of importation.
To returning South African residents and nationals. The returning resident or national may import his/her used or second-hand vehicle to a maximum of three vehicles if he/she returns permanently to the RSA after a minimum uninterrupted period of absence of six months working, studying or conducting research abroad. It is also required that the vehicle be registered in his/her name for the minimum uninterrupted corresponding period of six months(working etc.) prior to the return. The imported vehicle may not be disposed of within a period of two years of importation.
To physically disabled people to import a specially designed motor vehicle which will suit the disabled person’s personal requirements. Proof in the form of a certificate, issued by a medical doctor that the applicant is in fact disabled is required. Full details of the vehicle must be submitted and the imported vehicle may not be disposed of within a period of two years of importation.
Inheritance: Permits are issued for inherited motor vehicles. The heir must submit a copy of his/her ID, a copy of the will, a copy of the motor vehicle registration certificate in the name of the deceased and a copy of the death certificate.
Vintage vehicles and vehicles which are regarded as collectors’ items. Vintage vehicles can be described as vehicles of 40 years old or older. Vehicles regarded as collectors’ items are not so easy to define. All requests for the importation of such vehicles are, inter alia, discussed with the South African Veteran and Vintage Association, who comply with international criteria. Vehicles regarded as collectors items must internationally be considered collectors items.
Racing cars: Racing cars may be imported by a racing driver. The proposed importer must submit a copy of his international, national or regional competition racing car driver’s licence as well as a copy of his identification document. Racing vehicles to be imported are those to be used for circuit or track racing events only.
(Note): No import permits are issued for the importation of used or second-hand motor vehicles for commercial/resale purposes or any other purpose falling outside of the specifically defined circumstances referred to herein above
(b) Specially designed vehicles..
Permits are issued for the importation of specially designed vehicles, for own use, for instance mobile cranes and similar vehicles if the particular type of vehicle or a similar/substitute vehicle is not available locally.
(c) Used or second-hand buses, trucks, taxis and coaches
Taxis, trucks, buses and coaches are available from local manufacturers. Import duty is not a suitable method of supporting local manufactures and guard against the disruptive importation of the above-mentioned used or second-hand vehicles.
Stringent import control measures are, therefore, maintained and no permits are issued for the importation of used or second-hand vehicles other than for vehicles mentioned in (a) and (b) above.
The existing policies are reviewed from time to time.
New vehicles (passenger vehicles), trucks, taxis, buses and coaches are not subject to import control. The applicable duties are however payable. The import duties on new vehicles are to be reduced over time.
(d) Used engines
Import permits for the importation of used petrol engines of an engine capacity not exceeding 3 000 cc and used diesel engines not exceeding 3 500 cc, are issued to a value of 50% of an importers previous years allocation as an initial issue for the current year.
(e) Used gearboxes
Import permits for the importation of used gearboxes are issued to a value of 50% of an importers previous years allocation as an initial issue for the current year.
(f) Used differentials
Import permits for the importation of used differentials are issued to bona-fide re-conditioners. All imported differentials must be reconditioned prior to resale.
(g) Used or second-hand spares for heavy duty commercial trucks
Import permits for the importation of used or second hand heavy duty commercial truck spares and parts are issued on condition that similar or suitable substitute spares or parts are not available from local sources or suppliers. The importation of used or second hand commercial truck/bus chassis are not allowed. Import permits for the importation of used parts such as diesel engines, gearboxes and diffirentials for commercial trucks are normally issued within a period of three to four workdays from receipt of a fully completed application form with supporting documents.
(h) General information
Persons/firms that wish or intend importing a used or second-hand vehicle and/or used or second-hand spares and parts are strongly advised, before placing an order or buying/shipping a vehicle or vehicle spares/parts to South Africa, to first apply for and obtain an import permit. In cases where the applicant clearly qualifies in terms of the above guidelines, and the correct documentation is submitted, permits are issued within an average of four working days. In other cases where the merits of the specific application have to be evaluated, it takes longer, depending on the nature of the particular case.
Import permit application forms are available from the Director: Import and Export Control, Private Bag X 192, Pretoria, 0001. Guidelines and application forms are also available and can be downloaded from the International Trade Administration Commission website. The address is http://www.itac.org.za (Import and Export forms). Further information can be obtained from the above address or by phoning Marius Collins at (012) 394-3617, Ms Ada de Beer at (012) 394-3619 or Ms Renè van Vuuren at (012) 394-3610.
NOTE: ALL IMPORTED VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO THE ISSUING OF A LETTER OF AUTHORITY BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS AT (012) 428-7911.
Please note that these guidelines may change without prior notice.
Import guidelines July 2006.
Marius Collins +27 (0) 12 394-3617 or Ms Ada de Beer +27 (0) 12 394-3619 Or Ms Renè van Vuuren +27 (0) 12 394-3610
Export Control Guidelines:(Motor Cars and Other Motor Vehicles)
Extract from ITAC official website:
Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons and goods but excluding vehicles exported by diplomatic and foreign representatives and new vehicles exported by local manufacturers or their appointed agents shall not be exported from the Republic of South Africa except by virtue of an export permit issued in terms of the International Trade Administration Act (Act 71 of 2002).
Export permits are issued on request on condition that all relevant vehicle details such as the make, model, year of manufacture, vehicle identification number, etc. are recorded on the applicable application form for the export permit and that the request is accompanied by a police clearance certificate.
Export permits for the exportation of vehicles are processed within 3 to 4 working days Export permit application forms are also available from the above-mentioned sources. Details of the documentation to be submitted and further information can be obtained by phoning Ms Ria Lubbe at (012) 394-3620 or Ms Shirley Manana at (012) 394-3591.
Please note that these guidelines may change without prior notice.