Madagascar Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Madagascar Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Madagascar

 

 

Year Restrictions
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Destination Port
Tamatave (Toamasina)
Time of Shipment
RoRo ( 34-44 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
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Inspection
BSC or CTN

Shipping Ports:

The port for importation of vehicles in Madagascar is Port of Tamatave (Toamasina)

 

Left- hand drive vehicles:

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is permitted in the country.

 

Documents Required:

  • Original certificate of title and registration
  • Original commercial/purchase invoice
  • Driver's license
  • Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • International insurance policy (green card)

 

Taxation in Madagascar:

French cooperants must pay duties as follows:

  • Approximately 59% of the CIF value of the shipment is required if the registration papers have been in the name of the shipper for more than 1 year.
  • Approximately 118% of the CIF value of the shipment if the registration papers have been in the name of the shipper for less than 1 year.

 

Private individuals or companies must be duties as follows:

  • No duties are required if the registration papers have been in the name of the shipper for more than 1 year (private individuals or companies).
  • Approximately 118% of the CIF value of the shipment is required if the registration papers have been in the name of the shipper for less than 1 year.

 

Other important points:

  • It is important for the shipper to be present in Madagascar before the arrival of the vehicle.
  • Exemption from duties is given to diplomats on cars or motorbikes. If the car is sold in Madagascar, then a tax is paid upon departure (approx. 75% of CIF value).
  • When household goods and a motor vehicle are in the same container, demurrage charges are to be expected as the Customs procedure generally takes longer to complete.

 

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