Japan has always been a popular source for transportation of used and new vehicle. Popularity of Japan used cars is due to their impressive specifications, good condition and high quality. It is always a WIN-WIN situation for an importer when buying from Japan as one gets higher specification vehicles at competitive rates.
While importing a used vehicle from Japan, importer has to make sure that all rules and regulations are followed in order to clear customs smoothly.
Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.
Importation of following vehicles are prohibited in the country-
- Private vehicles of more than eight years old.
- Commercial passenger vehicles with a minimum of 7 seats above eight years.
- Motor vehicles for the transport of goods exceeding 3.5 tons and are more than 10 Years.
- Motorcycles and cycles of a cylinder capacity below 50 cc.
- Original Bill of Lading
- Copy of Passport
- Commercial Invoice
- Original Certificate of Title and Registration
- Non-Sale Certificate – declaration that the vehicle will not be sold for 2 years after importation
- Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
- Certificate of Change of Residence/Letter of Transfer
Duties and taxes:-
Customs duty and VAT is charged on vehicles imported in the country, except for those that are exempted.
The most common shipping port in Senegal is Dakar. The most common method of shipment of used vehicle is RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) shipment method. On request of customers, more expensive yet safe method of shipment, container method is used.
Japan is the popular name when it comes to automobiles. Not only new vehicles from Japan, but used vehicles from Japan are also popular across the world. It is always a WIN-WIN situation for an importer when buying from Japan as one gets higher specification vehicles at competitive rates. Senegal import large numbers of used vehicles from Japan. The country allows the importation of left-hand drive vehicles. The most common shipping port in Senegal is Dakar.