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Import regulations for used and new cars from Japan to Malawi

  • Age Limit:

    No age restriction.

  • Inspection:

    No Inspection Required.

  • RIght Hand Drive Only:

    Only right hand drive vehicles can be imported.

  • Required Documents:
    • Commercial/Purchase Invoice
    • Driver's License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
    • Title and Registration Certificate
    • Copy of client's work contract
    • Original Bill of Lading - containing Chassis number, Engine number, Cubic Capacity, Manufacturing year, brand and model
Duties and Taxes:

Exise Duty Rate for Vehicles aged from 0-8 years

Private Vehicles from 1000cc – 1499cc

  • Excise- 0%

Private Vehicles from 1500cc – 1999cc

  • Excise- 15%

Private Vehicles from 2000cc – 2499cc

  • Excise- 35%

Private Vehicles from 2500cc – 2999cc

  • Excise- 45%

Private Vehicles from 3000cc and Above

  • Excise- 55%

For Passenger Carrying Vehicles

  • Excise- 55%


Exise Duty Rate for Vehicles aged from 8-12 years

Private Vehicles from 1000cc – 1499cc

  • Excise- 30%

Private Vehicles from 1500cc – 1999cc

  • Excise- 45%

Private Vehicles from 2000cc – 2499cc

  • Excise- 60%

Private Vehicles from 2500cc – 2999cc

  • Excise- 70%

Private Vehicles from 3000cc and Above

  • Excise- 80%

For Passenger Carrying Vehicles

  • Excise- 80%


Exise Duty Rate for Vehicles aged above 12 years

Private Vehicles from 1000cc – 1499cc

  • Excise- 60%

Private Vehicles from 1500cc – 1999cc

  • Excise- 75%

Private Vehicles from 2000cc – 2499cc

  • Excise- 90%

Private Vehicles from 2500cc – 2999cc

  • Excise- 100%

Private Vehicles from 3000cc and Above

  • Excise- 110%

For Passenger Carrying Vehicles

  • Excise- 110%

Import Duty & General Consumption Tax For all vehicles:

  • Import Duty: 25%
  • General Consumption Tax: 16.5%

Note: All the above mentioned percentages are calculated on the CIF value.




Destination Port:
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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