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Import regulations for used cars from Japan to SOUTH AFRICA

  • Age Limit:

    No Age Restriction for imports.

  • Inspection:

    No Inspection Required.

  • Right Hand Drive Only:

    Only right hand drive vehicles can be imported.

  • Required Documents:
    • Commercial/Purchase Invoice
    • Bill of Lading
    • Documentary evidence of shipment and delivery of the vehicle
    • Registration Certificate
    • Import Permit
    • Letter of Authority
    • MOT Certificate
    • Passport copy
Import Duties and Taxes:
  • Customs Duty: 30% (For cars more than 20 years old, the applied duty will be 20%)
  • Ad Valorem Customs Duty: 0.75% to 30%
  • VAT: 15%
Destination Ports:
  • Durban
  • East London
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Cape Town