Mauritius Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Mauritius Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Mauritius


Year Restrictions
Max. 4 Years Old
Destination Port
Port Louis
Time of Shipment
RoRo (19-24 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
PAS (Mauritius) Ltd.


Shipping Port:

Japan used vehicles in Mauritius are shipped through Port Louis.


Age Restrictions :

The age of used cars should be not more than 60 months from the date of first registration at the time of the shipment.


Right Hand Drive Vehicles:

Right hand drive vehicles are only permitted to be imported in Mauritius.


Documents Required

The documents listed below should be submitted to the Customs & Excise Department before clearing the vehicle.

  • Bill of entry

  • Insurance certificate (if applicable)

  • Certificate of origin (if applicable)

  • Cancellation of Registration Certificate.

  • Import Permit


Taxes and Duties:

The origin of used vehicles being imported influence the tariff rate of duty to which vehicles may be liable. Tariff rates can be classified into two types based on origin of the vehicles:

  • General rate of duty which applies to vehicles imported from all foreign countries.

  • Preferential rate which applies to vehicles imported from countries having trade agreements with Mauritius. The rate of duty imposed will depend on the particularities of the agreement (the rate of duty may be of reduced rates or even nil).


Conditions under which the vehicles should be imported:

  • Be in good running condition and not damaged.

  • Have the original chassis.

  • Not be fitted with any bull bar.


Excise duties liable on vehicles based on their cylinder capacity are as mentioned below:

Engine CC Tax/Duties
Less than 550 15%
Above 550 but less than 1600 55%
Above 1600 100%

Engine CC Tax/Duties
Up to 1600 55%
Above 1600 100%

Engine CC Tax/Duties
For All Size 40%

Engine CC Tax/Duties
For 250 45%


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VAT is payable on the sum of following amounts:

Vehicles imported into Mauritius are liable for Value Added Tax (VAT) of 15 percent.

  • Customs value of the vehicle

  • Import duty and excise duty

  • Freight and insurance costs incurred in transporting the vehicle to Mauritius.



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