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Import regulations and procedures for used cars in Tanzania

Ports of Delivery for Tanzania

If you are planning to import used cars in Tanzania, you landed on the right page. Carused.Jp is dedicated at providing you fast and secured services, and this is why we chose a strategically-located port in Tanzania. Now, you can effortlessly pick up your imported vehicle without going the extra mile.

Once you complete your purchase, you can pick up your vehicle at the port of Dar Es Salaam.

Car Import Regulations in Tanzania

Just like other countries, Tanzania follows a set of rules and regulations when it comes to exporting used cars from Japan. So if you plan to import used cars in Tanzania, you have to proactively research on the regulations set by your country. Otherwise, you might encounter importation problems that can be costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, we are here to give you access to all the information you need.

Before you import used cars in Tanzania, read the important guidelines below so you can make informed decisions as you choose a Japan-made vehicle.

Age Restriction

In Tanzania, there is no age restriction on imported used cars. However, second-hand vehicles that are 8 years or over are subject to an additional excise tax. The age of the vehicle is counted from the date of manufacture. Data on the tax charged to vehicles is written below.

Car Import Taxation and Charges Tanzania

All import used cars in Tanzania are subject car import fees that are dependent on factors like age and engine capacity. Below is a complete guide on the car import taxation rules in Tanzania:

  • Engine Capacity: Up to 2000 cc
    • Value Added Tax (VAT): 20%
    • Import Duty: 25%
    • Cumulatively, 50% of the vehicle’s dutiable value
  • Engine Capacity: Above 2000 cc
    • Value Added Tax (VAT): 20%
    • Import Duty: 25%
    • Excise Duty: 10%
    • Cumulatively, 60% of the vehicle’s dutiable value
  • Vehicles 8 Years or Over:
    • Non-Utility Vehicles: 25%
    • Utility Vehicles: 5%

Taxation rules on vehicles 8 years old and above apply to trucks and light cars, but not to machineries such as earth-moving equipment like bulldozers, grader and agricultural equipment.

Excise Duty is dependent on the vehicle’s cylinder capacity and is charged as follows:

  • Cylinder capacity up to 1000 cc: 0%
  • Cylinder capacity over 1000 cc but under 2000 cc: 5%
  • Cylinder capacity over 2000 cc: 10%

Car Inspection in Tanzania

JAAI inspection: Before importation to Tanzania, all vehicles must undergo and pass JAAI inspection in Japan. JAAI inspects a vehicle for road-worthiness

Other Requirements

  • Shipping documents
  • JAAI certificate
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