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 Ports:

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

Age Restriction:

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

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.

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:

Duties and Taxes:

  • 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.
  • 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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