Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP)

What is the APDP?

The Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) is a production incentive scheme for the motor industry aimed at promoting production volumes in the specified motor vehicle industry, promoting added value in the automotive component industry thus creating employment across the automotive value chain. The APDP is legislated in Rebate item 317.03 of Schedule No. 3 to the Customs and Excise Act, No. 91 of 1964.   Any Motor Vehicle Manufacturer and/or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) importing original equipment components for use in the manufacture of Specified Motor Vehicles must license their Special Manufacturing Warehouse and register for Home Use Processing under Rebate Item 317.03.   Registrants wishing to apply for refunds where applicable must comply with the requirements of Refund Items 536, 537 as well as Section 75 of the Customs and Excise Act provided that they qualify.   The APDP will end in 2020 unless the Department of Trade and Industry decides to extend the programme.

How to register for the APDP and licence the VS?

How to license for a Manufacturing warehouse (APDP)?

  • Complete the required application form and relevant annexure(s).
  • Submit certified supporting documents certified as listed on the form.
  • Pay the licence fee required.
  • Pay the security if applicable.
  • Get approval from Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) under the Department of Trade and Industry.

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