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Import Regulations for Used Cars from Japan to South Africa

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

Important Documents:

  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Bill of Lading
  • Registration Certificate
  • Import Permit
  • Letter of Authority
  • MOT Certificate
  • Documentary evidence of shipment and delivery of the vehicle
  • Passport copy

Custom Requirements of South Africa

  • Duty Rates

    By the value of the vehicle Custom duty rates are determined. 30% of car's value is standard customs duty on vehicles in South Africa

  • Value Added Tax


  • Ad Valorem

    Customs duty is 20% ad valorem, for vehicles older than 20 years

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