Ghana Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Ghana Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Ghana

 

Year Restrictions
Max. 10 Years Old
Destination Port
Tema
Time of Shipment
RoRo (34-44 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
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Inspection
Not Required

 

Shipping Ports:

Port of Tema and port of Takoradi are the mojor ports in Ghana to import used cars from Japan.

 

Age Restrictions:

Used cars over 10 years old require a graduated duty and penalty (according to year of manufacture). The age of a motor vehicle imported under the law is calculated with effect from the year in which the motor vehicle was first manufactured.
The age of a vehicle is a crucial determinant in valuation for duty purposes. In arriving at the age of vehicles, Customs uses the model year reckoning index which normally gives a round year age point e.g. 1990 or 2000 or the dealer chart matrix.

 

Left Hand Drive Vehicles:

Only left hand drive vehicles are allowed to be imported in Ghana, except some special vehicles.

 

Documents Required:

The dealer/importer shall furnish the Commissioner of CEPS with the following information and documents:

  • The year of manufacture
  • The name and address of the manufacturer of the used car and
  • The home delivery value of the used car.
  • Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Purchase Invoice & Insurance Policy - original
  • Original Bill of Lading - state chassis & engine numbers, CC size, brand and model
  • International Driver's License
  • Customs Form C. 12/SAD

 

Duties and taxes :

All vehicles imported into the country are required to pay the following duties and taxes:

  • Import Duty - (0%, 5%, 10%, and 20%)
  • Import VAT - (0% or 12.5%)
  • National Health Insurance Levy - (0% or 2.5%)
  • ECOWAS Levy - (0.5%)
  • Export Development Fund (EDIF) - (0.5%)
  • Examination Fee - (1%)

 

Import Duties on the used cars are calculated based on the following :

  • By engine capacity e.g. 1.6cc, 2.0cc, 2.5cc, etc.
  • By the seating capacity e.g. 5, 10, 30, 50 persons
  • By usage/purpose e.g. Buses, trucks, tippers, lorries etc
  • By age

 

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