DR Congo Regulation for Japan Used Cars

DR Congo Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in DR Congo



Year Restrictions
Max. 10 Years Old
Destination Port
Dar ES Salaam (Tanzania)
Time of Shipment
RoRo (24-34 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
DGDA, OCC, Ministry of Commerce



Shipping Ports:

Destination ports where imported vehicles may land: Kinshasa, Port of Banana, Port of Boma and Port of Matad.


Shipping Method:

There are two ways to ship a vehicle; one can use either a shipping container or import by cheap and most popular Ro-Ro shipping method.


Age restriction:

  • Imported second-hand car should be below 10 years of age from the year of production.
  • Imported second hand van or buses (more than 10 seats) must be less than 7 years old.
  • Imported used Lorries must be less than 10 years old.


Left-Hand drive:

Importation of only Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicle is permitted in Congo.


Documents for custom clearance :

  • An original or certified copy of the vehicle registration document (V5C or logbook).
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL)-The OBL must show chassis number, engine number, and cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand and model.
  • Commercial or purchase Invoice.
  • Legal conveyance certificate.
  • Original certificate of vehicle inspection or legal copy of the country of origin.


Import taxes rates:

  • Custom Duties ranges from 8% to 46.1%
  • VAT ranges from 8% to 13%



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