Zimbabwe Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Zimbabwe Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Zimbabwe


Year Restrictions
No Age Limit
Destination Port
Durban (South Africa)
Time of Shipment
RoRo (24-34 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
Hoegh(Fourway Maritimes)
No Inspection Required


Zimbabwe Import Duty

Shipping Port:

Used cars imported to Zimbabwe are shipped to the maritime port of Durban in South Africa, Walvis Bay in Namibia or Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania.


Right Hand Drive:

Importation of Right Hand Drive vehicle is allowed in Zimbabwe. Exception is provided in case of ambulance and fire engine.

Age Restriction:

No age restriction on Japanese used vehicles imported to Zimbabwe.



No mandatory inspection on used vehicles imported in Zimbabwe.


Documents Required:

  • Immigrants Declaration

  • Passport

  • Residence Permit

  • Import license if vehicle ownership before importation is less than six months.

  • Registration document

  • Invoice/Agreement of sale

  • Insurance document (to the place of importation)

  • Freight document


Import Tax Rates:

Engines CC / Vehicles Taxes / Rates
For all non-commercial vehicles 60% - 80%
For light passenger vehicles, station wagons 25% - 40%
For vehicles with engine smaller than 1500cc 40%
Surtax of the Value for duty purposes (VDP) on vehicle that are more than five years old. 25%
VAT 15%


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