Libya Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Libya Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Libya


Year Restrictions
Max. 5 Years Old
Destination Port
Benghazi, Tripoli, Derna, Misurata
Time of Shipment
29-40 Days (Container)
Vessel Schedule
Weekly (Container)
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports:

The major shipping ports in Libya are Benghazi, Tripoli, Derna, Misurata.


Left-hand drive vehicles

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


Age Restriction:

The age of used cars imported should not be more than five years at time of importation. Heavy vehicles, forklifts, tractors and trucks of age seven years are not allowed to be imported in the country.


Documents Required:

  • Copy of Passport

  • Certificate of Title and Registration

  • Import Permit- from the Ministry of External Affairs; must be approved before importation

  • Insurance Policy

  • Log book

  • Letter from the Libyan Consulate or Letter of employment from previous company (returning residents)

  • Diplomatic Franchise from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomats)

  • Statistics Code (provided by Libyan employer) (foreigners)


Duties and Taxes:

  • For returning citizens 10percent duty is applicable after the Customs estimation process.

  • For tourists, 25percent of the value of the vehicle is paid as a deposit and a Temporary Regime is applied. The deposit is refunded once the tourist returns back.


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