Archive for the ‘Customs Regulations’ Category

These are the required documents and official forms when exporting vehicles from Durban to the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Please note that BLNS member countries like Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland may enjoy lower excise taxes and fees due to being part of a common customs union.  Nevertheless, the same forms and documents are required.

Some countries like Mozambique require pre-shipment inspections by subcontracted service providers such as Intertek.  Be sure to know your country’s procedure regarding this.

Documents / Forms

Issuing Agency

Additional Info

IE 91 Application for Export Permit

International trade Administration Commission (ITAC)

Export Permit


This is issued if application was successful

DA 550 – Bill of Entry/Bill of Export

Customs and Excise (C&E)

F178 – Request for Bank Clearance

buyer’s bank

Required only if value of vehicle exceeds SA Rand 50,000

CNV – Change of particulars of notice in respect of motor vehicles

local vehicle registering authority

CNV forms can also be downloaded from http://www.enatis.com

RPC for Export Purposes – Request for Police Clearance

local vehicle registering authority

Form must be completed by the SAPS

SARPCCO Clearance Certificate – Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation

Local police agency in the country of export

SAD500 – Customs Clearance Document

C & E

VIN/ Chassis number indicated on the form must match that on the vehicle

IRCCIndustrial Rebate Credit Certificate

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

This requires a proof of export such as a bill of lading or consignment note

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Botswana Unified Revenue Service: http://www.burs.org.bw

If you want to learn more about customs duties and taxes on importing motor vehicles into Botswana, you can get loads of information from the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) website.

To see the tax rates of different motor vehicles, see this PDF file.

Although not related to this blog’s subject matter, it is worth mentioning that the site also offers an interesting feature – the Tax Calculator where you can conveniently compute your income tax, whether you are a resident or non-resident of the country.

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