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Duty rates for transport vehicles

Duty rates for transport vehicles


The duty rates for motor vehicles used for transportation of goods depend on the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) in tonnes and the year of make. Such transport motor vehicles include pick-ups, lorries and trucks.

However, calculation of duty on motor vehicles with GVW not exceeding 10 tonnes does not depend on the year of make but only on GVW. The duty rates for pick-ups, lorries and trucks are as follows:

  • Pick-ups and trucks of less than 5 tonnes GVW and 5 to 10 tonnes GVW: Import duty 10%, Excise duty 5% and VAT 16.5%
  • A truck between 10 and 15 tonnes GVW manufactured within a period of not more than 15 years: Import duty 10%, Excise duty 5% and VAT 16.5%
  • A truck between 10 and 15 tonnes GVW, exceeding 15 years from the date of manufacture: Import duty 10%, Excise duty 20% and VAT 16.5%
  • A truck between 15 and 20 tonnes GVW not exceeding 15 years from the date of manufacture: Free Import duty; Excise duty 5%; and VAT is zero
  • A truck exceeding 15 tonnes GVW and exceeding 15 years from the date of manufacture: Free Import duty, Excise duty 20% and VAT is zero
  • A truck exceeding 20 tonnes GVW but less than 15 years from the date of manufacture: Free Import duty, Excise duty 5% and VAT is zero
  • A truck exceeding 20 tonnes GVW with more than 15 years from the date of manufacture: Free Import duty, Excise duty 20% and VAT is zero

In our next edition, we will look at duty rates for saloons, station wagons and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV).

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