MALAWI IMPORT REGULATION FOR JAPAN USED CARS

The most popular cars

  1. Toyota Vitz
  2. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  3. Isuzu ELF Truck
  4. Hino Ranger
  5. Toyota Dyna
  6. Suzuki Carry Truck
  7. Hino Dutro
  8. Toyota Hilux
  9. Land Rover Range Rover
  10. Toyota Sienta

Shipping Port

Used cars shipped from Japan to Malawi are shipped to the following ports: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Durban (South Africa) and Maputo (Mozambique).

Shipping Method

RoRo is a general method for vehicle shipment. On request of customers, more expensive shipping method of containers is arranged.

Age Restriction

No age limitation is imposed on the used vehicles imported to Malawi.

Inspection

Used vehicles imported do not require any specific road worthiness inspection.

Right-Hand Drive vehicles

Only Right-hand drive vehicles are permitted in Malawi. Exception provided on special vehicle cases like Ambulance, Fire engine.

Documents Required for importation

  1. Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  2. Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
  3. Original Certificate of Title and Registration
  4. Copy of client's work contract
  5. Original Bill of Lading- It must show Chassis number, Engine number, Cubic Capacity, Manufacturing year, brand and model.

Note:- If the vehicle is sold or disposed within Five years of importation, then used vehicle importer has to pay duties similar to the amount paid to Customs at initial importation.

Taxation in MALAWI

2000cc or under Vehicle Engine (Cylinder) Capacity (seating capacity less than 10 people):

Import Duty: 25%

Excise Duty: 15%

VAT: 16.5%

2001 – 2500cc Vehicle Engine (Cylinder) Capacity (seating capacity less than 10 people):

Import Duty: 25%

Excise Duty: 16.5%

VAT: 30%

2501 – 3000cc Vehicle Engine (Cylinder) Capacity (seating capacity less than 10 people):

Import Duty: 25%

Excise Duty: 40%

VAT: 16.5%

3001cc or over  Vehicle Engine (Cylinder) Capacity (seating capacity less than 10 people):

Import Duty: 25%

Excise Duty: 50%

VAT: 16.5%

Minibus holding more than 10 people:

Import Duty: 25%

Excise Duty: Nil

VAT: 16.5%

Trucks under 3 Ton:

Import Duty: 10%

Excise Duty: 5%

VAT: 16.5%

Trucks over 3 Ton:

Import Duty: 1.1%

Excise Duty: 2.5%

VAT: Nil

Truck over 10 Ton:

Import Duty: Nil

Excise Duty: 1.5%

VAT: Nil