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Import Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures
To Import Japan Used Buses In Tanzania

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 Buses from Japan to Tanzania.


Year Restriction

No Age Limit

Destination Port

Dar Es Salaam

Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

Hoegh Autoliners



Used Buses Import Rules & Regulations in Tanzania



JAAI Inspection is elementary for buses imported from Japan. Buses being imported to Tanzania from Japan are required to have passed the JAAI inspection. Before importing a bus from Japan, make sure the bus has taken the JAAI inspection. Along with the shipping documents, certificate of JAAI will also be sent.

Age Restriction

There is no age limit on the import of used Buses in Tanzania from Japan. However used Buses of 8 years of age or more, counted from the year of manufacture are charged additional excise duty while imported in Tanzania:

  • Non Utility Buses charged at the rate of 25percent
  • Utility Buses charged at the rate of 5percent

With effect from 1st July, the parliament has announced the age restriction to be 8 years instead of 10 years, beyond it dumping fess is applicable.

    • The old age fees started with effect from 1st July 2014(Commencement of new fiscal year).
    Importation of buses meant to be driven on public roads in Tanzania is subject to this new rule.  

    Used Buses Import Duties and Taxes in Tanzania

    Excise Duty:

    Used Buses Import Documentation in Tanzania


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    Avoid Frauds While Buying Used Buses from Japan

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

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