Benin Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Benin Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Benin


Year Restrictions
No Age Limit
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
RoRo (34-44 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports:

The most recommended port for vehicle shipment is port of Cotonou.


Age Restriction:

No age restriction on used vehicles imported to Benin. Thus, Beninese can import used vehicle of any age.



Pre Shipment Inspection on used vehicles is required prior to their importation into the country.


Regulations To Follow:

  • New autos are dutiable (amount to be paid depends on value, model, year, cubic centimeters and accessories).

  • Vehicle must have its own Original Bill of Lading (separate from the household goods OBL) stating the weight of the vehicle (in kilograms), the engine and chassis serial numbers, the engine CC, and the make, model and year of manufacture.

  • Only one vehicle is permitted.


Documents Required:

  • Commercial or Purchase Invoice

  • Non-Sale Certificate- Client declaration to not sell the vehicle

  • Origin Certificate of Title and Registration


Duties and Taxes :

Taxes on car will depend on age, power, etc.

  • No exemption- 50percent CIF

  • Diplomats- 0.15percent CIF

  • Temporary Admission- 5.85percent CIF


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