REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA
N$6.60 WINDHOEK - 9 September 2021 No. 7629
No. 497 Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) Policy for Namibia ............................ 1
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALISATION AND TRADE
No. 497 2021
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (APDP)
POLICY FOR NAMIBIA
The Policy sets out the provisions to guide the development of the productive capacity of the
automotive sector in Namibia and which complies with the Common External Tariff (CET) of the
Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) and find resonance in several other trade agreements (both
regional as well as continental).
In general, the development of Namibia’s productive capacity in the automotive sector is a key ambition
of the Growth at Home Execution Strategy of the 2012 National Industrial Policy. Specifically the
Policy is developed within the scope of the National Automotive Assembly Development Policy
Framework 2019-2021 (NAADP).
The Policy therefore provides the practical approach and guidelines that the nascent automotive
assembly and production sector may utilise in ensuring the sustenance of their industrial investments
It is the intention of the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade (MIT) to ensure a revisit of this
Policy after the finalization of our envisaged Namibian Automotive Masterplan as well regional and
continental developments around the automotive sector.