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Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Lesotho

Guidelines to follow while importing used car in Lesotho :-

Shipping Ports :-

Port for shipment of used vehicle in Lesotho is Durban port in South Africa.

Right-hand drive vehicles :-

Importation of right-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country. Left-hand drive vehicles cannot be imported in the country.

Inspection :-

All used vehicles imported in the country should undergo pre-delivery inspection in their country of origin.

Documents required :-

  • Original certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
  • Import Permit - obtained from Department of Trade and Industry

Duties and Taxes :-

Customs duties on used vehicles are levied as per the rates in the tariff book. However, VAT is calculated at the standard rate on Cost, Insurance, Freight and Customs duty (CIF + Duty).

Returning Residents / Immigrants with Imported Motor Vehicle :-

An imported motor vehicle will also be privileged if imported by a person on change of permanent residence, provided it was owned for 12 months or more. This allows for one motor vehicle per family who permanently changes residence. After importation, the importer must own the vehicle for at least 2 years before it could be disposed off.

Rebate on used vehicle importation for personal use is given to people who came to Lesotho for work, study, etc. Customs duties and VAT should be paid if the importer wishes to sell the vehicle.

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