Rwanda Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Rwanda Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Rwanda


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


Shipping Ports:

The ports for vehicle shipment in Tanzania are Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and Mombasa in Kenya.


Left-Hand Drive:

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country. Right-hand drive vehicles are allowed in the country only for two-weeks.


Documents Required:

  • Original certificate of Title and Registration

  • Original commercial/Purchase Invoice

  • Copy of Passport

  • Drivers License

  • Registration/ De-registration certificate of country of origin

  • International Insurance Policy (green card)

  • Duties and taxes exemption certificate, if any

  • Gift certificates, if gifted to any organization eligible for duty free impotation


Taxes and Duties:

  • Customs Duty- 25%
  • VAT-18%
  • Withholding Tax- 5%
  • Consumption Tax- (rate variable)


Vehicle Registration:

Vehicle registration fees for imported vehicles depend upon their engine capacity. Below are the fees:"]

Engine Capacity (CC) RWF Fees
0 to 1,000 cc RWF75,000
1,001 to 1,500 cc RWF160,000
1,501 to 3,000 cc RWF250,000
3,001 to 4,500 cc RWF420,000
4,501 and above RWF560,000
For special vehicles RWF640,000

Once the registration fee is paid, the number plates and Yellow Card (carte jeune) are given to the owner of the vehicle.


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