Japan Used Car Import Duty Regulation in Kenya (1)

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

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 Kenya

Year Restriction

Max. 8 Years Old

Destination Port


Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

K Line/ MOL / Hoegh/ Hyundai Glovis



Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Kenya


Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

All vehicles imported must be Right Hand Drive (RHD). However, special vehicles such as ambulance, fire engine, large construction vehicle exempted from this ban.

Age Restriction

The vehicle must not be more than eight years old from the year of first registration. The difference between the registration date and the manufacturing date should not be more than a year.


Inspection on vehicles imported to Kenya, must be done either by JEVIC (Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center) or QISJ (Quality Inspection Services Japan) for road-worthiness.

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Kenya

Taxation in Kenya:

An Import Declaration Fee (IDF) is also charged. An amount of minimum of $5,000 or 2.25% of CIF is paid prior to the application, depending whichever amount is more.

Import Taxes Rates:

Import Duty Excise Duty VAT
25% of Dutiable value
20% of (Customs Value + Import Duty)
16% of (Customs Value + Import Duty + Excise Duty)

Benefits for returning residents to Kenya:

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