The implemented permit scheme from December 15, 2010, is open to state sector officials who have served at a senior position for over six years.
Officers above the ranks of lieutenant colonel, commander and wing commander is entitled to the tax concession, while professionals attached to the armed forces such as engineers, lawyers, doctors and accountants are also eligible for the permit.
Senior university academics who completed 8 years services are also eligible for the permit.
The permit not only valid to import brand new vehicles, but vehicles that have been used for less than one year abroad. The locally assembled vehicles using brand new parts is also eligible under the permit.
Maximum ceiliing of the permit is 25,000 US dollars.
For the permit vehicles with an engine capacity less than 1,000 CC (cubic capacity) will get a 50 percent tax Coustome value. while vehicles above 1,000CC, but under 1,600 CC permit vehicles entitled to a 55 percent tax from the Coustom CIF value.
The permit consesion is equal to both petrol and diesel powered engines.
Until recently none permit holders were paying vehicles import taxes over 300 percent, while public servants and representatives were given permits to import vehicles tax free.