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How to Import Japanese Used Cars to Malawi?

Japanese used cars are famous all over the world due to their reliability and high quality. These cars are exported in many countries of the world.

Malawi is a landlocked country located in East Africa. Just like its neighboring countries it also imports Japanese used cars. Import process for Japanese cars in Malawi is easier. Malawi has some rules and regulations regarding the import of Japanese used cars. Here is the process for the import of Japanese used cars in Malawi.

  • Find a Supplier

You need to find a supplier of Japanese used cars for the import of Japanese used cars in Malawi. There are many used cars supplier in japan who provides Japanese vehicles in many countries of the world. You can find many of them online. You can get on their website and find relevant information regarding their services.

Make it sure that the supplier you choose is reliable. You can find many suppliers of used cars, but judge their experience first. Do online research about them. Search on user forums and communities. Ask other peoples about them. Call them and get information. Best way is to ask their past customers about their experience with exporter.

  • Choose Your Car

Choosing a car involves thinking about what budget and needs. You may have made your choice for now taking into view your needs and requirements, but, if you have not made your choice yet, you can search in the stock of used car supplier. Go to their site and choose a car that fits your need. You can explore variety of cars.

  • Order and Payment

If you have selected your desired car, it is time to order it. Order your desired car and you will receive an invoice. Pay the price in a local bank so it is transferred in their bank account in Japan. Send the receipt of your payment to supplier, so the process for shipping can be started.

  • Shipping

Shipping process can be started after exporter receives your payment. It depends mostly on the conditions between you and supplier.

  • Port Clearance

You need to get your car cleared off the port after it reaches the port. You need to hire a port clearing agent to get your vehicle cleared. Provide all the documents and fees to agent for clearance of the vehicle.

Import Rules and Regulations

Malawi has some rules and regulations regarding the import of Japanese used cars in country. You need to follow these rules and regulations in order to import your desired car.

Age Restriction:

Many countries impose age restriction on the cars for import. Malawi has no age restriction for used cars.  

Right-Hand Drive Vehicles:

Malawi allows only right-hand drive vehicles. Exception is provided to special vehicles like fire engine, ambulance.

RWI:

Malawi does not require road worthiness inspection for the vehicles being imported in the country.

Shipping Ports:

Malawi is a landlocked country, so it uses ports of neighbor countries for the import of Japanese used cars.  Three ports that can be used are Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Maputo (Mozambique) and Durban (South Africa). RORO method is used for the shipment of vehicles but containers method can also be used on the request of customers.

Documents required:

Here are some documents that are required for the import of Japanese used cars.

  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Driver’s License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
  • Original Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Copy of client's work contract

Taxes and Duties:

Here are taxes and duties that are applied on the imported vehicles:

Minibus holding more than 10 people

Import Duty: - 25%

VAT: - 16.5%

Excise: - Nil

 

Trucks under 3 Ton

Import Duty: - 10.00%

VAT: - 16.5%

Excise: - 5.00%

 

Trucks over 3 Ton

Import Duty: - 1.10%

VAT: - 2.50%

 

Truck over 10 Ton

Excise: - 1.50%

 

Up to 2000cc:- seating capacity less than 10 people.

Import Duty: - 25%

VAT: - 16.5%

Excise: - 15%

 

2000-2500cc:- seating capacity less than 10 people

Import Duty: - 25%

VAT: - 16.5%

Excise: - 30%

 

2500-3000cc- seating capacity less than 10

Import Duty: - 25%

VAT: - 16.5%

Excise: - 40%

Over 3000c- seating capacity less than 10

Import Duty: - 25%

VAT: - 16.5%

Excise: - 50%

It is easy to import Japanese used cars to Malawi. However, there are some rules and regulations that you need to follow.

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