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

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 Zimbabwe

Year Restriction

Max.10 Years Old

Destination Port

Durban (South Africa)

Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

Hoegh(Fourway Maritimes)


No Inspection Required

Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Zimbabwe


Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of Right Hand Drive vehicle is allowed in Zimbabwe. Exception is provided in case of ambulance and fire engine.

Age Restriction

Maximum 10 Years old used vehicles can be imported to Zimbabwe. Commercial transportation vehicles such as tractors, haulage trucks, earth-moving equipment, and other specialized vehicles used in mining and construction work will be exempt from the age restrictions.

Importation of Japanese used cars that are 10 years old and more will require import license from the Industry and Commerce ministry. The commercial vehicles and other specialised vehicles used in agriculture and mining does not require the import license.


No mandatory inspection on used vehicles imported in Zimbabwe.

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Zimbabwe

Duties & Taxes

Engines CC / Vehicles Taxes / Rates
For all non-commercial vehicles
60% – 80%
For light passenger vehicles, station wagons
25% – 40%
For vehicles with engine smaller than 1500cc
Buses or mini-buses.
0 – 60%
Surtax of the Value for duty purposes (VDP) on vehicle that are more than five years old.

Used Cars Import Documentation in Zimbabwe


Special Attention

EAA Inspection is mandatory for the vehicles imported in Zimbabwe from 01st June 2022 onwards.

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