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

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 Uganda

Year Restriction

No Age Limit

Destination Port

Mombasa (Kenya)

Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

Hyundai Glovis



Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Uganda


Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

Right and Left hand drive both types of vehicles arfe permitted.

Age Restriction

There is no age restriction on the import of used cars from Japan.

Inspection Required

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has appointed JEVIC to conduct a compulsory inspectionRoad Worthiness Inspection (RWI)’ for the used cars to ensure that it meets certain standards.

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Uganda

The Custom duty value in Uganda is determined in accordance with The General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (G.A.T.T) valuation method. Taxation or tariffs on importing used vehicles in Uganda are as follows

Import Duty 15% of dutiable value
17% of VAT value
Import commission
2% of Dutiable Value
Withholding Tax
6% of Dutiable Value

There is an excise duty of 10% on selected cases. There is also duty remission on some commercial vehicles.

Used Cars Import Documentation in Uganda


Special Attention

Uganda has announced that from 01st July 2022 onwards Importation of used vehicle above 9 years is prohibited.

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Avoid Frauds While Buying Used Cars from Japan

Japan is known for their High Quality Used Cars & Vehicles Exported Worldwide.
At we have hundreds of Trusted Dealers with more than 30 years of experience in used cars export industry.

But due to some Fake & Fraud companies the name of all dealers get spoiled.  Make sure to double check the company with before any deal to avoid being a victim of fraudsters…..