The most popular cars

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2010-2020
  2. Mitsubishi Canter 2010-2020
  3. Toyota Harrier 2010-2020
  4. Toyota Rav4 2010-2020
  5. Toyota Coaster 2010-2020
  6. Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter 2010-2020
  7. Mitsubishi Rosa 2010-2020
  8. Toyota Ist 2010-2020
  9. Toyota Corona Premio 2010-2020

Shipping Ports

Used car from Japan are shipped to the port of Dar Es Salaam to be imported in Tanzania.

Inspection Required

JAAI Inspection is elementary for vehicles imported from Japan. Vehicles being imported to Tanzania from Japan are 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, certificate of JAAI will also be sent.

Age Restrictions

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 percent
  2. Utility Vehicles charged at the rate of 5 percent

With effect from 1st July, the parliament has announced the age restriction to be 8 years instead of 10 years, beyond it dumping fess is applicable.

  1. This applies to light cars and trucks but does not apply to machinery.
  2. The old age fees started with effect from 1st July 2014(Commencement of new fiscal year).

Importation of cars, vans, trucks, buses etc meant to be driven on public roads in Tanzania are subject to this new rule. However, this new age restriction is not valid to Cargo in transit, machinery and earth moving equipment like grader, bulldozers, agricultural equipment.

Documents Required for importation

  1. Bill of Lading
  2. Export Certificate
  3. Proforma Invoice
  5. Agent’s Authorization Letter from the importer
  6. Import permits from TFDA, TBS etc

Taxation in TANZANIA

Vehicles with the engine capacity up to 2000cc:

  1. Import duty 25%
  2. VAT 20%
  3. Cumulatively this is 50% of dutiable value.

Vehicles with the engine capacity above 2000 cc:

  1. Import duty 25%
  2. Excise duty 10%
  3. VAT 20%
  4. Cumulatively this is 65% of dutiable value.

Excise Duty

Excise Duty is a duty charged on specific goods and services manufactured locally or imported on varying rates. Excise Duty on Motor vehicles imported in Tanzania is charged based on cylinder capacity as follows:

Vehicle of cylinder capacity not exceeding 1000cc: 0%

Vehicle of cylinder capacity exceeding 1000cc but not exceeding 2000cc: 5%

Vehicle of cylinder capacity exceeding 2000cc: 10%