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How to import cars into Kenya from Japan

HOW TO IMPORT CARS FROM JAPAN TO KENYA Japanese used vehicle exporting is international trade involving the export of used cars and other vehicles from Japan to other markets around the world. Despite the high cost of transport, the sale of used cars and other vehicles to other countries is still profitable due to the relatively low cost and good condition of the vehicles being purchased. Contributing factors to the feasibility of such export include Japan's strict motor-vehicle inspections and high depreciation which make such vehicles worth very little in Japan after 6 years, and strict environmental-protection regulations that make vehicle disposal very expensive in Japan. Japan has very stringent vehicle emission test standards. Portof Nagoya Port of Mombasa SHIPPING 4 WEEKS RO-RO ar Container Shipping according to customer specifications & the capabilities of the destination port. CUSTOM CLEARANCE Rules Second-hand imported vehicles from must undergo worthiness inspection conducted by the JEVIC as per mandate of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) The car should be less than 8 years from the date of registration. All left hand drive vehicles are not allowed for registration unless they are for special purpose approved by the Government. All second hand motors vehicles imported into Kenya shall be inspected for road worthiness safety and other requirements. IMPORT DUTY 25% of the CIF value of the vehicle EXCISE DUTY 20% of the (CIF value + Import Duty) VAT 16% of the (CIF value + Import Duty + Excise Duty IDF 2.25% of the CIF value or Ksh. 5,000 CLEARING & FOWARDING AGENTS Clearing and forwarding agents act as intermediaries in transactions between importers and the Kenya Revenue Authority and are required by customs department to represent the importers in the procedures for clearing cargo at the port. HOW AVOID MOTOR VEHICLE FRAUD IN JAPAN According to the Japanese Embassy Office in Kenya and the Japanese Used Motor Vehicles Exporters Association (JUMVEA), there precautions you can take to protect yourself and investment from increasingly aggressive and internet-smart fraudsters. X Check the JUMVEA official website for a definitive list of recognized and registered used car dealers in Japan. Avoid car dealers that provide numbers starting with +81-80 and +81-90, which are probably not permanent cellphone numbers, but landlines that are easily accessible and affordable in Japan. XA company that deals only through email and cellphone may not be credible. X If a deal is too good, think twice. Fraudsters use price cuts to trick potential and unsuspecting buyers shopping around for cheap used cars X Demand an actual odometer test before remitting the money. Demand and check multiple photos of the car, both interior and exterior and also check for consistency on the background to ensure the photos are not altered. Get the details of both the purchase and car dealer in writing before committing your money. X Check the information against data available at the Nairobi-based Japanese Embassy. 00 O 000 ® 0*

How to import cars into Kenya from Japan

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Vehicles that you import into Kenya from Japan must meet the Kenya Bureau of Standard Code of Practice.


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