A free entry is only permissible if done within 6 months of the date of issue of the Work Permit. Thereafter VAT of 10% applies. Only one car per family is duty free. Subsequent entries or more than one car per family are subject to 15% - 20% VAT of CIF Value. The car will not be sold or otherwise disposed of for 2 years from date of importation. Value Added Tax (VAT) at current rate is assessed on the imported value of the car. Foreign diplomats are not required to pay any duties or taxes, subject to the provision of Diplomatic clearance certificate, and proof of value. Botswana registration and driver's license must be changed within 6 months of arrival in the country.
Import Tax rates:
Duties 30 -65% if the car is for outside SADEC region
Excise Tax 5-35%