Import Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures To Import Japan Used Cars In Angola

Check all the key points related to import rules, regulations, policies, documentations, duties and taxes, inspections, restrictions, shipping ports, etc. which you should keep in mind while importing Used Cars from Japan to Angola.

Year Restriction

Max. 3 Years Old

Destination Port

Luanda, Durban

Time of Shipment

24-36 Days (RoRo)

Vessel Schedule

Monthly (RoRo)

Shipping Line




Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Angola


Age Restriction

Light motor vehicles imported into the country should not be more than 3 years, while Heavy vehicles should not be more than 5 years from the date of production.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.


A Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI) in the country of origin is required. Vehicles imported by Diplomats are not subjected to PSI as they have cleared the vehicle with a Diplomatic Franchise at the destination.

Used Cars Import Duties and Taxes in Angola

Temporary Import

  • The vehicle is allowed to stay in Angola for 2 years with a possible one-year extension.
  • A bond deposit of 40-45per. of CIF value is required. When the vehicle is re-exported, the deposit is paid back.

Definitive Import

  • Requires 40-45 per. tax based on CIF value
  • Import taxes on all vehicles (except pick up with 5 percent tax) are 10 per. plus VAT.

VAT on vehicles depends upon the following

Gasoline Engine​

Engine CC Taxes
Up to 1500 CC
1500 to 3000 CC
Over 2500 CC

Diesel Engine​

Engines CC Taxes
1500 to 2500 CC
Over 25600 CC
Over 2500 CC

Used Cars Import Documentation in Angola


Special Attention

The vehicle should be cleared as soon as it reaches Luanda. If it cleared any late i.e. after the 30th day following its arrival in the country due to lack of documentation will be charged 5% on the basis of CIF value.

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