Egypt Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Egypt Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Egypt


Year Restrictions
Max. 1 Years Old
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
Container (21-28 Days)
Vessel Schedule
Container (Weekly)
Shipping Line
Not Required


Shipping Ports:

Major shipping ports for used vehicles in Egypt are El Iskandariya (Alexandria), Port Said and Damietta.


Left-hand drive vehicles:

Only right hand drive cars are allowed in the country. Importation of diesel vehicles is strictly prohibited in the country.


Documents required for Customs clearance:

  • Original Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Original Passport
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Authorization letter, locally issued in Egypt


Duties and Taxes:

  • Customs duty between 40% and 135%
  • Tax varies between 10% and 35%


Duty Free Importation:

  • Expatriates working within the Egyptian Government sector are allowed to import vehicle duty free, provided they must guarantee re-exportation of the vehicle.
  • Expatriates working for non-governmental sector are allowed to import a vehicle duty free only if the expatriate is the owner or partner of a private company/project in Egypt. In this case, duty can be covered with local bank guarantee.
    Requirements are: proof of ownership/partnership from Egyptian Investment Authority, company commercial registration documents, and taxation documents.
  • Trip ticket system allows free import for maximum period of 6 months, provided submitting trip ticket documentation and plates. Once the period of 6 months is over, the vehicle should be exported for at least 6 months before shipping back to Egypt again. Licensing fees is only applicable on these vehicles.


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