The most popular cars

  1. Toyota Hiace Van All Year Range
  2. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado All Year Range
  3. Mitsubishi Canter All Year Range
  4. Isuzu ELF Truck All Year Range
  5. Toyota Wish All Year Range
  6. Toyota Noah All Year Range
  7. Toyota Hiace Wagon All Year Range
  8. Toyota Hilux All Year Range
  9. Mitsubishi Super Great All Year Range
  10. Toyota Corona Premio All Year Range

Shipping Port

Uganda being a land locked country, surrounded from all the sides by land has no port of its own, thus to import a Japan used car to Uganda either the port of Mombasa in Kenya or Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania can be used, both being equal in terms of cost related to import of the vehicle.

Age Restrictions

There is no age restriction on the import of used cars from Japan.

Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive

Right and Left hand drive both types of vehicles arfe permitted.

Inspection Required

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has appointed JEVIC to conduct a compulsory inspection 'Road Worthiness Inspection (RWI)' for the used cars to ensure that it meets certain standards.

Documents Required for importation

Documents which are required at the time of clearing the used cars at the ports are as follow 

  1. Original Bills of Lading
  2. Two clear negotiable Original Bills of Lading.
  3. Work Permit (copy)
  4. Immigration Permit
  5. Certificate of Residence Change
  6. "Attestation reservation de cale"
  7. The consignee's original passport
  8. An invoice or valuation for the vehicle
  9. The original logbook of the vehicle or the original export documents from the country of origin
  10. Inventory in triplicate, English, detailed, valued, signed and dated by the customer
  11. Electrical powered items should be shown with serial numbers
  12. A Tax Identification Number, will be issued and obtained for the consignee by the consignee local employer in Uganda

Taxation in UGANDA

The Custom duty value in Uganda is determined in accordance with The General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (G.A.T.T) valuation method. Taxation or tariffs on importing used vehicles in Uganda are as follows

Import Duty: 15% of dutiable value

VAT : 17% of VAT value

Import commission: 2% of Dutiable Value

Withholding Tax: 6% of Dutiable Value

There is an excise duty of 10% on selected cases. There is also duty remission on some commercial vehicles.

Note : It is a must to be registered with Tanzania Revenue Authority and have your Tax Identification Number (TIN) before clearing the car into Tanzania Customs Regulations.