THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has recorded a 2,7 percent decrease in car imports through Beitbridge border post between January and June this year, compared with last year.
Official figures from Zimra show that a total of 13 976 motor vehicles were imported through Beitbridge Border Post as at June this year. It is understood that the imports through Beitbridge have declined, as many importers and car dealers now prefer using less busy stations such as Plumtree, Kazungula and Chirundu border posts.
Zimra recently stopped accepting values of second hand vehicles which are being sold in South Africa, saying they were way below standard market values. This has resulted in importers opting to buy vehicles directly from Japan or Tanzania where prices are relatively low.