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Vehicle Rebates

The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) provides a rebate on the customs duty for the importation of adapted vehicles, either for use by persons with disabilities who drive themselves (self-drive), or by an organisation or individual that transports persons with disabilities (assisted transport). The rebate is also available for imported second-hand vehicles that have already been adapted.

The rebate is intended to cover the cost of the adaptations to a vehicle, as a concession to those who require this extra expense. For this reason, only those applicants who comply with ITAC’s criteria will be approved.

Once the forms have been completed, please contact us to arrange for a panel assessment.


Self-Drive

A permit will be issued if:
  • The vehicle is right hand drive and has been homologated by the SABS to comply with the road safety requirements to register the vehicle with the licensing authorities; and
  • Hand controls are to be fitted to the accelerator and brake pedals; or
  • Brake and accelerator pedals have to be swapped; or
  • Brake and accelerator pedals have to be extended

 

A permit will not be approved if:
  • The vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle and has not been homologated by the SABS that it complies with the road safety requirements of the licensing authorities; and
  • The person is too tall to drive and ordinary vehicle but no adaptation is needed to drive a vehicle, except that the steering wheel folds away to allow access into the vehicle, this being a standard design feature of the vehicle that is produced in this way for all persons; or

 

Download, complete and attach the following forms:

Assisted transport

A permit will not be approved if:
  • The vehicle is right hand drive and has been homologated by the SABS to comply with the road safety requirements to register the vehicle with the licensing authorities; and
  • The vehicle has been or will be structurally adapted, i.e. the floor pan of the vehicle has been modified to incorporate clamps/clips and an anchorage for the safety harness to hold the wheelchair and person with a physical disability steady and in position when the vehicle is driven; or
  • Railings are fitted to the door and sides of the vehicle for a person with a physical disability to hold onto when the vehicle is in motion; or
  • The vehicle has to be fitted with medical equipment, such as an oxygen cylinder, to allow the person with the physical disability to be transported.

 

A permit will not be approved if:
  • The vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle and has not been homologated by the SABS that it complies with the road safety requirements of the licensing authorities; and
  • No structural adaptation is to be or has been made to the vehicle to transport persons. (Fitting only of a hoist to the vehicle is considered to be insufficient on its own) and / or

 

Download, complete and attach the following forms: