Zambia Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Zambia Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Zambia


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


Shipping Port

Used vehicles in Zambia are shipped through Dar-Es-Salaam or Durban.


Right Hand Drive vehicle

Only right-hand drive vehicles are allowed to be imported in Zambia. Exception is provided in case of ambulance and fire engine.

Age Restriction

No age restriction on age of used vehicles imported in Zambia.


Road worthiness Inspection

All Japanese used vehicles imported to Zambia must be JEVIC (Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center) certified for roadworthiness.


Documents Required for port clearance

  • Original Certificate of Title and Registration

  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice :- showing purchase date and price

  • Driver's License & International Insurance Policy (green card)

  • Letter of Transfer from client's employer

  • Valuation Certificate


Duties & Taxes

Import VAT

  • Collected on behalf of the VAT Division and taxed on imported goods that attract VAT.

  • VAT is charged on the Taxable Value i.e. Customs Value + Customs Duty (+Excise Duty, where applicable) at the rate of 16percent.

Carbon Emmision Surtax

  • This is charged on all motor vehicles being imported as well as those visiting and transiting.

  • It is an annual charge for those vehicles already in the country based on the engine capacity of the vehicle as shown below 


Engine Capacity in Cubic Centimeters Surtax Rate
1500cc and below 50,000
Between 1501cc and 2000cc 100,000
Between 2001cc and 3000cc 150,000
3001cc and above 200,000


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