Zimbabwe Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Zimbabwe Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Zimbabwe


Year Restrictions
Max.10 Years Old
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

Maximum 10 Years old used vehicles can be imported to Zimbabwe. Commercial transportation vehicles such as tractors, haulage trucks, earth-moving equipment, and other specialized vehicles used in mining and construction work will be exempt from the age restrictions.

Importation of Japanese used cars that are 10 years old and more will require import license from the Industry and Commerce ministry. The commercial vehicles and other specialised vehicles used in agriculture and mining does not require the import license.



No mandatory inspection on used vehicles imported in Zimbabwe.


Documents Required

  • Immigrants Declaration

  • Passport

  • Residence Permit

  • Import license (10 years old vehicles and more will now require import license).

  • 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%
Buses or mini-buses. 0 - 60%
Surtax of the Value for duty purposes (VDP) on vehicle that are more than five years old. 25%
VAT 15%


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