Import regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Swaziland

Africa is one of the major importers of Japanese used vehicles. Almost all countries in the continent import used Japanese vehicles. Lying in Southern Africa between Mozambique and South Africa, Swaziland import used vehicles from Japan. The reason that Swazis are attracted towards used vehicles is that they get a good vehicle at cost price around 50% less than that of new ones. Even the duties on used vehicles are less than that of on new vehicles.

swaziland

Japan has been an important source of export of used cars and other vehicles. Japanese vehicles are famous around the world for their reliability, comfort and durability. Large numbers of Japanese imported second hand vehicles can be seen on the roads of Swaziland. The presence of online used cars portals has made the import of used vehicles from Japan an easy process. These portals provide thousands of used car stocks of most reliable and experienced exporters in Japan. Used vehicles from Japan, imported to Swaziland must meet the country’s safety and regulation standard to drive on the roads. Importation of only right hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country. Left hand drive vehicles and vehicles that are over 15 years are prohibited to be imported in Swaziland.

Documents required for vehicle importation:-

  • Registration documents
  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • DA 304S Form
  • Interpol Clearance
  • Import Certificate

Duties and Taxes:-

Used vehicle imported in Swaziland are subjected to duties and taxes. Import tax rates on vehicles are a VAT of 14% of the total value of the vehicle and the custom duty ranges from 0 to 40% depending on the CIF of the vehicle.

Concession to returning residents or new residents provided the following conditions are met:-

  • One motor vehicle per family may be imported.
  • The vehicle imported must have been the personal property of the importer.
  • The vehicle imported should be used for personal use only.
  • The importer must have owned the vehicle for at least a year before importing its departure.
  • New residents must obtain permanent residence in Swaziland.
  • Returning residents must have originally emigrated from Swaziland; obtained residents’ status abroad; and are returning to Swaziland permanently.
  • If the vehicle have been owned and used for a period of less than twelve months prior to departure, then the amount of duty rebated will be reduced pro-rata, according to the number of days less than 12 months.
  • An application for an import permit must be obtained prior to shipment of the vehicle to Swaziland.

Note: – If any of the above conditions are violated, then authorities have the right to seize the vehicle.

Shipping Port-

Used vehicle in Swaziland are shipped through Durban port (South Africa). Generally, RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) shipping method is used for vehicle shipment. However, on request of customers more expensive yet safe method of shipment, container shipment method is used.

9 thoughts on “Import regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Swaziland

  1. Pingback: Import regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Swaziland | JapaneseCarTrade.com

  2. I WANT TO BUY A CAR. I WANT NISSAN. IF YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THE PRICES. SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT YOU HAVE A NEW BRANCH IN SWAZILAND (GABLES). I WANT THE CHEAPEST CAR NISSAN THAT WILL COST R20.000. THANK YOU. HOPE YOU WILL REPLY ME.

    Like

    • Hello Luqmaan Rawat,

      Greetings from JapaneseCarTrade.com!
      Thank you for your comment at our blog.

      The limit to import one car per family is for the returning residents or new residents.
      Also the import regulations are subject to change as per the Government policies.

      Please check the stock list at our portal website at below link:
      http://www.japanesecartrade.com/stock_list.php

      If you do not find your required vehicle in the above stock list, please fill below inquiry form:
      http://www.japanesecartrade.com/enquiry.php
      We will forward your inquiry to hundreds of Japan used car exporters and they will contact you soon.

      Please feel free to inform us in case of any query.
      We are always there to provide you with our best services and support.

      Regards,
      JCT Support Team

      Like

  3. i want to buy polo import but in durban since thy are ,there.hw much does it cost to take it in swaziland using carriers and who applies fr the papers.is it me or carrier company

    Like

    • Dear Mr. Charles G,

      Greetings from JapaneseCarTrade.com!
      Thank you for your comment at our blog and interest in our website.

      Check our stocklist for Volkswagen Touran:
      http://www.japanesecartrade.com/make-model/volkswagen-29-touran-12800.html

      Give us below details so that we can serve you with the best vehicle:
      Telephone/Mobile:
      Skype:
      Budget:
      Year Range:
      We will forward your inquiry to hundreds of Japan used car exporters and they will contact you soon.

      Please feel free to inform us in case of any query.
      We are always there to provide you with our best services and support.

      Regards,
      JCT Support Team

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s