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Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Malawi

Information required while importing used vehicle in Malawi :-

Shipping Port :-

Used cars shipped from Japan to Malawi are shipped to the following ports: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Durban (South Africa) and Maputo (Mozambique).

Shipping Method :-

RoRo is a general method for vehicle shipment. On request of customers, more expensive shipping method of containers is arranged.

Age Restriction :-

No age limitation is imposed on the used vehicles imported to Malawi.

Inspection :-

Used vehicles imported do not require any specific road worthiness inspection.

Right-Hand Drive vehicles :-

Only Right-hand drive vehicles are permitted in Malawi. Exception provided on special vehicle cases like Ambulance, Fire engine.

Documents Required :-

  • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
  • Original Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Copy of client's work contract
  • Original Bill of Lading- It must show Chassis number, Engine number, Cubic Capacity, Manufacturing year, brand and model.

Taxes and Duties on used vehicles :-

Up to 2000cc- seating capacity less than 10 people
  • Import Duty- 25%
  • VAT- 16.5%
  • Excise-15%
2000-2500cc -seating capacity less than 10 people
  • Import Duty- 25%
  • VAT- 16.5%
  • Excise-30%
2500-3000cc- seating capacity less than 10 people
  • Import Duty- 25%
  • VAT- 16.5%
  • Excise-40%
Over 3000c- seating capacity less than 10 people
  • Import Duty- 25%
  • VAT- 16.5%
  • Excise-50%
Minibus holding more than 10 people
  • Import Duty- 25%
  • VAT- 16.5%
  • Excise-Nill
Trucks under 3 Ton
  • Import Duty- 10.00%
  • VAT- 16.5%
  • Excise-5.00%
Trucks over 3 Ton
  • Import Duty- 1.10%
  • Excise-2.50%
Truck over 10 Ton
  • Excise-1.50%

Note :- If the vehicle is sold or disposed within Five years of importation, then used vehicle importer has to pay duties similar to the amount paid to Customs at initial importation.

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