Mauritania Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Mauritania Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Mauritania


Year Restrictions
Max. 8 Years Old
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
RoRo (34-44 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports:

The common shipping ports in Mauritania are Port of Nouakchott, Port of Nouadhibou.


Age restriction and Inspection:

Used vehicles of more than eight years old are not allowed in the country. Pre-shipment inspection is required on used vehicles imported in the country.


Documents Required:

  • Certificate of title and registration

  • Purchase/ Commercial Invoice

  • Inspection certificate delivered by the Societe Generale de Surveillance

  • Insurance certificate


Taxation in Mauritania:

All imported goods, except those previously exempted by law, are subject to import duties. Tax rate ranges from 9-27% depending upon utility of the item. However, duty free importation of used vehicles is allowed for vehicles imported on a temporary basis. VAT is also levied on vehicles imported in the country.

  • New Vehicle: 78percent of the car value

  • Used Vehicle: 50percent of the car value

  • Duty-free for Diplomat’s vehicles

Note: Chassis number, engine number and weight of the vehicle must be stated on the OBL.

Documents must be received by agent 1 month prior to importation.





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