It is one thing to shipping cars to Zimbabwe,via Namibia. It is the most popular route at the moment. Popularity of Walvis Bay to Plumtree route is its relatively cheaper cost, depending how you look at it.
However, there is a myth that using a particular Border post will have an effect on the actual duty paid. There is nothing further away from the truth than this.Customs Duty payment for importing cars into Zimbabwe is the same. Payment and processing of duty by Zimbabwe Revenue Authority is the same. What most people seem to be misled about is the process of clearing cars at Plumtree Border Post in Zimbabwe. Below is a list of what is needed.
Documentation required to import a car into Zimbabwe:
The following documents are required to be produced on importation:-
Once you have this information and documents, you are ready clear your car. Clearing can be done in person or through
a Freight Agent. The choice is yours. If you choose to do it yourself, please be aware that you must have plenty of time, as Plumtree Border post staff are not some of the fastest in processing car clearance. Average waiting time at Plumtree ranges from one day to 4 days. Some of the delays are really caused by people not bringing correct paperwork. Please be advised that money (bribery) will not cause your car to be processed any faster. The fastest way to clear your car is to appoint an agent who knows the ropes of the trade at Plumtree Border post.
Below is the Clearing that we have constantly used without any problems: Our Authorised Clearing Agent in Plumtree is:
We advise that you must be aware of briefcase companies plying Plumtree Border Post. They will bombard you with misleading information that leads you to believe that the car clearance process is impossible to do. No, No No!!!. Just be careful not to be a statistic of these conman. Use tried and tested agents. If you have any questions, please contact our customer services department which is always there to help you at NO COST.