Important information & Regulation by countries

Important information for importing vehicles to below countries;

Africa

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Oceania

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea

Caribbean Region

  • Jamaica
  • Bahamas
  • Guyana
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Kitt and Navis
  • Cayman Island

Others

  • Others

Please click on your country or continent for Import Information and Scroll below for Details.

Africa

Botswana

Import Regulation

:

No year Restrictions on import of Used Cars, No Pre-Export Inspection Required.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 21 days approximately from Singapore to Gaborone City or 15 days from Singapore to Durban Approximately.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Gaborone City for Botswana or Durban South Africa

Recommended Custom Agent

:

ROYAL FREIGHT (PTY) LTD C/O DOLPHINE FREIGHT
Contact Person: Ms Kena
Plot no 172 Unit 7 Commerce park
Gaborone Botswana
BONDSTORE CODE: 1603
+26771678588
royalfreight@botsnet.bw

LOGAN FREIGHT LOGISTICS
Contact Persons: Brandon Naicker/ Mark Laban Chettiar
50 Harden Avenue,
Sea View, Durban,
4000
+27 31 4657906 +27 83 6487070
+27 31 4650766
brandon@loganfreight.com mark@loganfreight.com

Additional Information

At the moment, Botswana government has no restrictions on the age of the vehicle. Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. However Custom Duty and VAT has to be paid upon vehicle registration, which is still considered reasonable compared to other countries. Custom duty is charged based on commercial invoice presented to Customs Office. For more information about the vehicle import duties, kindly refer to Botswana Unified Revenue Authority Website.

Kenya

Import Regulation

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At the time of import, vehicle cannot be more than 8 years old. Inspection is required and has to be inspected from JEVIC.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 18 days approx. to Mombasa Port.

Major Ports

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We are serving Mombasa, Kenya Port for our clients in Kenya, land transport can be arranged to Nairobi, please contact us or our nominated agents in Mombasa for more information.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

Mitchell Cotts Freight
Contact Person: Carolyne Akinyi
PO BOX 42485 Mombasa
+254 721 465070 +254 737934919
+254 41 2315780
Carolyne.Akinyi@mitchellcotts.co.ke

Additional Information

All vehicles imported to Kenya have to be minimum of 8 years old at time of importation. JEVIC inspection is mandatory for all vehicle imports to Kenya. For further information, you may contact Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Lesotho

Import Regulation

:

No year Restrictions on import of Used Cars, No Pre Export Inspection Required.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 21 days approximately from Singapore to Maseru or 15 days approx. to Durban.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Maseru, Lesotho or Durban South Africa for our clients in Lesotho.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

LOGAN FREIGHT LOGISTICS
Contact Persons: Brandon Naicker/ Mark Laban Chettiar
50 Harden Avenue,
Sea View, Durban,
4000
+27 31 4657906 +27 83 6487070
+27 31 4650766
brandon@loganfreight.com mark@loganfreight.com

Additional Information

At the moment, Lesotho government has no restrictions over used car import on the age of the vehicle. Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. However Custom Duty and VAT has to be paid upon vehicle registration, which is still considered reasonable compared to other countries. Custom duty is charged based on commercial invoice presented to Customs Office. For more information about the vehicle import duties, kindly refer to Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) website.

Malawi

Import Regulation

:

Kindly contact Malawi Revenue Authority and Customs for information on the Import regulations, No Pre Export Inspection is required.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 15 days approx. to Durban or 18 Days in transit to Dar Es Salaam Ports.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Dar es Salaam or Durban Ports for our clients in Malawi, land transport can be arranged to Malawi, please contact us for information.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

MCCL Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania
PO Box 21157 Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
Email: mtmccdar@mccl.co.tz
+255 222851642/845
+255 222851591

SWIFTSTRIDES LOGISTICS LTD
Contact Person: CHARLES MAJIWA
PO BOX 70914, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
CHANG'OMBE ROAD,OPP FARION ICD,
+255 687363633 / (255) 754 885665
tz@swiftstrides.com

Additional Information

As landlocked nation, clients prefer using Dar Es Salaam port and then Malawi Cargo Centre Services in Dar Es Salaam to get the vehicle to Malawi. FOREX Shortages are issue in payments to overseas, we can accommodate our clients with longer payment due dates.

Mozambique

Import Regulation

:

No year Restrictions on import of Used Cars, However importers are required to get Intertek Testing Services (ITS) Inspection carried out before vehicle is exported. This inspection is compulsory and helps Mozambique customs to verify vehicle details and calculate payable duty.

Intertek Testing Services Inspection

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Upon receiving Proforma Invoice please proceed with application for MOZ Number. Once MOZ number is recieved, kindly pass it to our friendly sales staff so Inspection can be arranged. Our admin office will contact local Singapore Intertek office to carry out inspection and report of same will be emailed. This inspection is used to calculate duty payable on the vehicle. Importers can get the MOZ number from local Intertek Office in Maputo. For your kind information, address of INTERTEK Mozambique is listed as per follows:

Intertek International Ltd
Address: Edificio "Indel" Av. De Angola 2696 - 1 andar Maputo
+258 21 467 070
+258 21 467 051
info.mozambique.fts@intertek.com

Once MOZ number is received, please email to us so we can arrange the inspection.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 18 to 21 days approximately from Singapore to Maputo Port.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Maputo Mozambique Port from Singapore

Additional Information

At the moment, Mozambique government has no restrictions over used car year and models. Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. However Intertek Inspection is mandatory Pre Export Inspection and assist local government on Import Duty Calculations.

Swaziland

Import Regulation

:

No year Restrictions on import of Used Cars, No Pre Export Inspection Required. However client might require import permit in advance to get the vehicle imported. On information of same please check your local authorities.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 21 days approximately from Singapore to Mbabane or 15 days approximately to Durban Port in South Africa.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Mbabane, Swaziland or Durban South Africa for our Swazi clients.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

LOGAN FREIGHT LOGISTICS
Contact Persons: Brandon Naicker/ Mark Laban Chettiar
50 Harden Avenue,
Sea View, Durban,
4000
+27 31 4657906 +27 83 6487070
+27 31 4650766
brandon@loganfreight.com mark@loganfreight.com

Additional Information

At the moment, Swaziland government has no restrictions over used car import on the age of the vehicle. Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. Client might require import permit in advance to get the vehicle imported. On information of same please check your local authorities. Custom Duty has to be paid upon vehicle registration. Custom duty is charged based on commercial invoice presented to Customs Office. For more information about the vehicle import duties, kindly refer or contact Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA).

Tanzania

Import Regulation

:

Kindly contact Tanzania Revenue Authority TRA for latest import regulations regarding used vehicles. All vehicles destined to Tanzania require Pre Export Inspection approved by Tanzania Bureau Services TBS Inspection. Please check their website or contact them for details.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 18 days approx. to Dar Es Salaam and Mombasa Port.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Dar Es Salaam Port for our clients in Tanzania, some clients also prefer Mombasa port, depending on their geographic location in Tanzania.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

SWIFTSTRIDES LOGISTICS LTD
Contact Person: CHARLES MAJIWA
PO BOX 70914, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
CHANG'OMBE ROAD,OPP FARION ICD,
+255 687363633 +255 754 885665
tz@swiftstrides.com

Trevart Express (T) Ltd
Contact Person: Ms Fatiha / Mr Alex/ Mr Benson
Binslum Plaza/2nd Flr,Livingstone/Pemba
Kariakoo Dar es salaam,Tanzania
+255 784993720
fathia.tz@trevartexpress.co.tz

Mitchell Cotts Freight
Contact Person: Carolyne Akinyi
PO BOX 42485 Mombasa
+254 721 465070 +254 737934919
+254 41 2315780
Carolyne.Akinyi@mitchellcotts.co.ke

Additional Information

In Tanzania, Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. However TBS Inspection is compulsory requirement for vehicle import to Tanzania. Custom Duty has to be paid upon vehicle registration, which is still considered reasonable compared to some countries. For more information on taxation please contact Tanzania Revenue Authority, or you may also contact our agents above for registration, duty and clearance assistance, they specialize in same ensuring a hassle free registration.

Customers normally prefer Dar Es Salaam port as it is local port. But some clients do use Mombasa port depending on their location in Tanzania, Our agents as mentioned above can assist you to pre clear your vehicle in Mombasa and get it transported to Tanzania as well . Please feel free to contact us or them for a free quotation.

Uganda

Import Regulation

:

Kindly contact Uganda Revenue Authority for latest import regulations regarding used vehicles. All vehicles destined to Uganda require Pre Export Inspection and has to be inspected from JEVIC.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 18 days approx. to Mombasa Port.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Mombasa, Kenya Port for our clients in Uganda, land transport can be arranged to Uganda, please contact us or our nominated agents in Mombasa for more information.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

Mitchell Cotts Freight
Contact Person: Carolyne Akinyi
PO BOX 42485 Mombasa
+254 721 465070 +254 737934919
+254 41 2315780
Carolyne.Akinyi@mitchellcotts.co.ke

Additional Information

JEVIC inspection is mandatory for all vehicle imports to Uganda. We ensure all our vehicles will carry Jevic Certificate of Road worthiness and certificate will be couriered with final documents. For information on import regulations, you may contact Uganda Revenue Authority.

Zambia

Import Regulation

:

There are no year restrictions for Import of used vehicles in Zambia. Inspection is required, all vehicles destined to Zambia required to be inspected from JEVIC.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 18 days approx. to Dar Es Salaam and 15 days approx. to Durban Port.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Dar Es Salaam and Durban Port for our clients in Zambia, land transport can be arranged to Zambia, please contact us or our nominated agents in Dar Es Salaam/Durban for more information.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

SWIFTSTRIDES LOGISTICS LTD
Contact Person: CHARLES MAJIWA
PO BOX 70914, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
CHANG'OMBE ROAD,OPP FARION ICD,
+255 687363633 +255 754 885665
tz@swiftstrides.com

Trevart Express (T) Ltd
Contact Person: Ms Fatiha / Mr Alex/ Mr Benson
Binslum Plaza/2nd Flr,Livingstone/Pemba
Kariakoo Dar es salaam,Tanzania
+255 784993720
fathia.tz@trevartexpress.co.tz

LOGAN FREIGHT LOGISTICS
Contact Persons: Brandon Naicker/ Mark Laban Chettiar
50 Harden Avenue,
Sea View, Durban,
4000
+27 31 4657906 +27 83 6487070
+27 31 4650766
brandon@loganfreight.com mark@loganfreight.com

Additional Information

At the moment, Zambia government has no restrictions on the age of the vehicle. Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. However JEVIC Inspection is compulsory requirement for vehicle import to Zambia. Custom Duty and VAT has to be paid upon vehicle registration, which is still considered reasonable compared to other countries. Custom duty is charged based on commercial invoice presented to Customs Office. For more information about the vehicle import duties, kindly refer to Zambia Revenue Authority: ZRA

Customers normally prefer Dar Es Salaam port , as of low charges in getting vehicle transported to Zambia, our agents specialize in clearance and land transport, please feel free to contact us or them for a free quotation.

Zimbabwe

Import Regulation

:

No year Restrictions on import of Used Cars, No Pre Export Inspection Required.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 21 days approximately from Singapore to Beitbridge or 18 days approx. from Singapore to Dar Es Salaam port. Depending on customers choice.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania or Durban, South Africa Ports. If you require delivery to Harare, we surely can arrange same as well.

Recommended Custom Agent

:

Mile High Investments (Pvt) Ltd
Contact Person: Nyasha Tatire
Office Number 1998
Elliot Office Park, @ Londa Hotel
Beitbridge, Zimbabwe
+263 772 595 878 +263 772 559 632 +263 782 057 430
ntatire@yahoo.com rtatire@yahoo.com

LOGAN FREIGHT LOGISTICS
Contact Persons: Brandon Naicker/ Mark Laban Chettiar
50 Harden Avenue,
Sea View, Durban,
4000
+27 31 4657906 +27 83 6487070
+27 31 4650766
brandon@loganfreight.com mark@loganfreight.com

SWIFTSTRIDES LOGISTICS LTD
Contact Person: CHARLES MAJIWA
PO BOX 70914, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
CHANG'OMBE ROAD,OPP FARION ICD,
+255 687363633 +255 754 885665
tz@swiftstrides.com

Trevart Express (T) Ltd
Contact Person: Ms Fatiha / Mr Alex/ Mr Benson
Binslum Plaza/2nd Flr,Livingstone/Pemba
Kariakoo Dar es salaam,Tanzania
+255 784993720
fathia.tz@trevartexpress.co.tz

Additional Information

At the moment, Zimbabwe government has no restrictions on the age of the vehicle. Customers can enjoy wide variety of year and models. However Custom Duty and VAT has to be paid upon vehicle registration, which is still considered reasonable compared to other countries. Custom duty is charged based on commercial invoice presented to Customs Office. For more information about the vehicle import duties, kindly refer to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA).

Oceania

Australia

Import Regulation

:

Kindly contact local custom office for latest import regulations regarding used vehicles. All vehicles destined to Australia don't require Pre export inspections.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 17 days approx. Freemantle Macquarie and Sydney Port. We have direct shipments available to most ports.

Major Ports

:

We are serving Freemantle Macquarie and Sydney Port in Australia. Other ports are also available upon request.

Additional Information

No Pre Export inspection is required. Vehicles must be 18 years or older models only. Exceptions for collectors car (Information provided is by best of our knowledge, kindly reconfirm with your custom agents or local customs office).

New Zealand

Import Regulation

:

Kindly contact New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for latest import regulations regarding vehicle import. All vehicles destined to New Zealand Require inspection from authorised vehicle compliance centre upon arrival. Most famous compliance centre in New Zealand are VTNZ, VINZ and AA Compliance centres.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 18 days approx. to Major Ports in New Zealand

Major Ports

:

We are serving almost all ports in Island Nation New Zealand. Major Ports are Auckland, Christchurch, Lytteton, and Wellington.

Door to Door Service

:

As one of our key markets, we are able to provide Door To Door Service. Vehicle will be delivered to your Door Step, It can be your nominated compliance center, Car Yard or Showroom or Storage. Custom cleared and ready for compliance, delivered at your door step!!!!

Recommended Custom Agent

:

Jacana Customs and Freight Ltd
Contact Person: Mr Ken Quigley
179 McLeod Road
Te Atatu South 0610
Auckland
+64 9 838 4944
+64 9 838 4945
info@jacanna.co.nz

Additional Information

Compliance is mandatory requirement for vehicle registration in New Zealand. For all compliance, registration and vehicle import etc related queries, kindly check New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) website by clicking this link for more details.

Papua New Guinea

Import Regulation

:

Kindly contact local custom office for latest import regulations regarding used vehicles. All vehicles destined to Papua New Guinea don’t require Pre export inspections.

Delivery Time

:

It takes around 17 days approx. to LAE and Port Moresby Ports. We have direct shipments available to Port Moresby with both RORO and Container services at our disposal.

Major Ports

:

We are serving PORT MORESBY and LAE Port in Papua New Guinea, Direct shipments available with RORO and Container services.

Additional Information

No Pre Export inspection is required in PNG. For vehicles with the engine size up to 2,700cc customs duty is 60% of CIF amount. For vehicles with the engine size more than 2,701 cc customs duty is 110% of CIF amount (Information provided is by best of our knowledge, kindly reconfirm with your custom agents or local customs office).

Caribbean

Jamaica

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Bahamas

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Antigua and Barbuda

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Saint Lucia

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Saint Kitt and Navis

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Trinidad and Tobago

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Cayman Island

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Guyana

Import Regulation

:

Kindly check from local authorities on import regulations.

Others

Others

Import Regulation

:

Please contact your Local Authorities for Information about Vehicle Importation. Or Contact us, we might be able to help.

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