Import Regulations for Japanese Used Cars in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is one of the biggest market of Japanese used cars, the country has noticed huge increase in demand of Japanese used cars in past decades. There is no demand for new cars in Zimbabwe, cause Japanese used cars have beaten them in all aspects as compare to new cars. Japanese cars are cheaper than brand new cars, and it’s the biggest reason of the high demand. It’s important to learn all import regulations of Japanese used cars in Zimbabwe before you order a vehicle.
The custom duty in Zimbabwe is based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value. The CIF value consists of Value for Duty Purposes (VDP), Port Handling charges, storage charges and any extra handling fees.
Importing a Japanese used car in Zimbabwe is nothing to do with age restriction. Japanese cars are shipped to Dar-Es-Salaam or Durban. the best option to import used is via Durban port considering the less freight charges. STC Japan has vast experience exporting Japanese vehicles to Durban Port since 1985, you can select your dream vehicle from our huge stock at affordable prices. Our experts will make it an easy experience to import Japanese car directly from Japan.
The Famous Japanese cars in Zimbabwe includes Toyota Hiace Van, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Honda Fit, Toyota Harrier, Nissan Caravan, Toyota IST, Toyota Hiace Commuter & Honda Accord.
The Left Hand Vehicles are allowed in Zimbabwe. There is no mandatory inspection needed to import vehicles in Zimbabwe. The expected time of shipment is around 24-34 days. Zimbabwe has some restrictions for non commercial Japanese cars. Commercial vehicles like Trucks and Buses are taxed less than cars.
IMPORT TAXES in Zimbabwe
- All normal passenger vehicle are charged a 40% import duty on CIF price.
- 25% surtax on CIF price if it is older than 5 years old.
- VAT of 15% is applied to the subtotal from the CIF,import duty and surtax.
So the total tax is about 90% of the CIF value for cars that are 5 year or older.
- Immigrants Declaration
- Residence Permit
- Import license if vehicle ownership before importation is less than six months.
- Registration document
- Invoice/Agreement of sale
- Insurance document (to the place of importation)
- Freight document
Stc Japan is one of the oldest exporter of Japanese used car, you can import any car our 24/7 sales team is available to assist you. Please contact us at +817038614493