How do I import a car from Japan to Tanzania?

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How do I import a car from Japan to Tanzania?

Import a car from Japan to Tanzania: There is no age limit on the import of used cars in Tanzania from Japan. However used motor vehicles of 8 years of age or more, counted from the year of manufacture are charged additional excise duty while imported in Tanzania:

  1. Non-Utility Vehicles charged at the rate of 25%
  2. Utility Vehicles charged at the rate of 5%
  3. This applies to light cars and trucks but does not apply to machinery.
  4. The old-age fees started with effect from 1st July 2014 (Commencement of new fiscal year).

Used car from Japan is shipped to the port of Dar Es Salaam to be imported in Tanzania. JAAI Inspection is elementary for vehicles imported from Japan. Vehicles imported to Tanzania from Japan required to have passed the JAAI inspection. Before importing a vehicle from Japan, make sure the vehicle has taken the JAAI inspection. Along with the shipping documents, the certificate of JAAI will also be sent.

Excise Duty to Import a Car from Japan to Tanzania:

The Excise Duty is a duty charge on specific goods and services manufactured locally or imported on varying rates. However, the Excise Duty on Motor vehicle imported in Tanzania charged based on cylinder capacity as follows:

Firstly, the vehicle of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1000cc 0%
Secondly, the vehicle of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1000cc but not exceeding 2000cc 5%
Then, the vehicle of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2000cc 10%

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