Malawi Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Malawi Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Malawi

 

Year Restrictions
No Age Limit
Destination Port
Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
Time of Shipment
RoRo (24-34 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
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Inspection
No Inspection Required

 

Shipping Port:

Used cars shipped from Japan to Malawi are shipped to the following ports: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Durban (South Africa) and Maputo (Mozambique).

 

Shipping Method:

RoRo is a general method for vehicle shipment. On request of customers, more expensive shipping method of containers is arranged.

 

Age Restriction :

No age limitation is imposed on the used vehicles imported to Malawi.

 

Inspection:

Used vehicles imported do not require any specific road worthiness inspection.

 

Right-Hand Drive vehicles :

Only Right-hand drive vehicles are permitted in Malawi. Exception provided on special vehicle cases like Ambulance, Fire engine.

 

Documents Required :

  • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice

  • Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)

  • Original Certificate of Title and Registration

  • Copy of client's work contract

  • Original Bill of Lading- It must show Chassis number, Engine number, Cubic Capacity, Manufacturing year, brand and model.

 

 

Taxes and Duties on used vehicles :

Engine Capacity Import Duty Excise Duty VAT
Up to 2000cc - seating capacity less than 10 people 25% 15% 16.5%
2000 - 2500cc - seating capacity less than 10 people 25% 16.5% 30%
2500 - 3000cc - seating capacity less than 10 people 25% 40% 16.5%
Over 3000c - seating capacity less than 10 people 25% 50% 16.5%
Minibus holding more than 10 people 25% Nil 16.5%
Trucks under 3 Ton 10.00% 5.00% 16.5%
Trucks over 3 Ton 1.10% 2.50% Nil
Truck over 10 Ton Nil 1.50% Nil

  

Note:- If the vehicle is sold or disposed within Five years of importation, then used vehicle importer has to pay duties similar to the amount paid to Customs at initial importation.

 

 

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