Angola Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Angola Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Angola


Year Restrictions
Max. 3 Years Old
Destination Port
Luanda, Durban
Time of Shipment
24-36 Days (RoRo)
Vessel Schedule
Monthly (RoRo)
Shipping Line


Angola Import Regulations

Shipping Ports:

The most recommended shipping port in the country is Durban port.


Age Restriction:

Light motor vehicles imported in the country should not be more than 3 years, while Heavy vehicles should not be more than 5 years from the date of production.


Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles are allowed in the country.



A Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI) in the country of origin is required. Vehicles imported by Diplomats are not subjected to PSI as they have cleared the vehicle with a Diplomatic Franchise at destination.


Documents Required for vehicle clearance:

  • Original Purchase Invoice

  • Copy of Entry Visa

  • Letter of Employment (must identify the name, job title, and company of person who will receive the vehicle as employed by the company)

  • Passport - copy, with Angolan entry visa stamps

  • Contributor Card "Cartao de Contribuinte" and "Resident Card" - copies

  • Declaration of Value letter signed by the shipper
  • Pack List - in English or Portuguese

  • Taxation Number (importation license)

  • Copy of airline ticket showing a valid coupon for a return fligh.

  • If the vehicle is imported for companies, an import license is needed.


Duties and Taxes:

  • Temporary Import:

  • The vehicle is allowed to stay in Angola for 2 years with a possible one-year extension.
  • A bond deposit of 40-45per. of CIF value is required. When the vehicle is re-exported, the deposit is paid back.

  • Definitive Import:

  • Requires 40-45 per. tax based on CIF value.
  • Import taxes on all vehicles (except pick up with 5 percent tax) are 10 per. plus VAT.


VAT on vehicles depends upon the following:

Gasoline Engine
Engines CC Taxes
Up to 1500 CC 10%
1500 to 3000 CC 20%
Over 2500 CC 30%

Diesel Engine
Engines CC Taxes
1500 to 2500 CC 20%
Over 25600 CC 30%
Over 2500 CC 30%


Note- Vehicle should be cleared as soon as it reaches Luanda. If it cleared any late i.e. after the 30th day following its arrival in the country due to lack of documentation will be charged with 5% on the basis of CIF value.


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