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Import regulations for used and new cars from Japan to Zimbabwe

Important Update!
Japan Car Direct is happy to announce special service for all customers in Zimbabwe. We started a direct delivery service to the Zimbabwean Border (Beitbridge Border).

Shipping
Used cars imported to Zimbabwe are shipped to the maritime port of Durban or Dar-Es-Salaam. Japan Car Direct will organize the export from Japan up to the port of Durban orDar-Es-Salaam. Due to current freight rates, import of used cars to Zimbabwe via the port of Durban is the best option.

Age Restriction
There are no age restrictions for importing used vehicles to Zimbabwe.

Restriction For Non Commercial Vehicles
Cars are considered luxury items in Zimbabwe. Although there are no general restrictions when it comes to the import of cars to Zimbabwe, import taxes, fees, and duties may apply.
Commercial vehicles such as Trucks, andBuses are taxed less than cars. The same applies to vehicles with an engine capacity under 1500 cc. Taxation for these vehicles is less than for vehicles with bigger engines or vehicles designed for transport of people such as buses, minibuses, and vehicles with a seating capacity of more than 10 people including driver.

Import Tax For Vehicles
is calculated dependent of the type of the vehicle beein imported.

  • Motor vehicles for the transport of 10 or more persons including the driver attract Customs Duty of 0% to 60% (buses, mini vans, etc.).
  • Motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons other than those mentioned above have Customs Duty of 25% to 40%. These vehicles include light passenger motor vehicles, station wagons, etc.).
  • Motor vehicles for the transport of goods attract Customs Duty of 25% to 40% depending on the gross vehicle weight. This category includes pick-up trucks and double cabs.
  • 40% for vehicles with an engine smaller than 1500cc.

Further Reading
Home Page of Zimbabwen Revenue Authority

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