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Import Regulations for Used Cars from Japan to Malawi

  • Inspection
    Not Required
  • Age Limit
    No Age Limit
  • Steering Type
    Right Hand Drive (RHD)

Important Documents:

  • Purchase Invoice/Commercial Invoice (Original)
  • Driving License & International Insurance Policy
  • Original Certificate of Registration and Title
  • Copy of client's work contract
  • Bill of Lading (Original)

Custom Requirements of Malawi

  • Initial Importation:

    If the car is sold and disposed within 5 years of importation, then used car importer has to pay duties similar to the amount paid to Customs at initial importation

  • Duty Rates:

    For all vehicles, Import duty of 25% and VAT of 16.5% is charged. However, Excise tax varies according to the following categories:

Age 0-8 Years
Engine Capacity Excise Duty
1000cc-1499cc 0%
1500cc-1999cc 15%
2000cc-2499cc 35%
2500c-2999cc 45%
Exceeding 3000cc 55%
For Transport Vehicles 55%
Age 8-12 Years
Engine Capacity Excise Duty
1000cc-1499cc 30%
1500cc-1999cc 45%
2000cc-2499cc 60%
2500c-2999cc 70%
Exceeding 3000cc 80%
For Transport Vehicles 80%
Age 12 Years and Above
Engine Capacity Excise Duty
1000cc-1499cc 60%
1500cc-1999cc 75%
2000cc-2499cc 90%
2500c-2999cc 100%
Exceeding 3000cc 110%
For Transport Vehicles 110%

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