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Vehicles importation to Kenya from Japan

The vehicle importation to Kenya is covered under the Kenya Bureau of Standard (Standard code: KS03 1515:2000) and there is major regulation as follows.

  1. Age limitation The vehicle which has been past the 8 years old from year of manufacture, it is not allowed to import. Therefore, you can select the vehicle from year 2011 or upwards in year 2018.
  2. Left Hand Drive (Left hand side steering wheel vehicle) Left hand drive vehicles can not be imported unless they have special permission from Government or ambulance etc special utility.
  3. Road Worthiness(QISJ) All used motor vehicles from Japan to Kenya have to pass the inspection of road worthiness before shipment. Japanese vehicles importers from Japan will be required to submit this road worthy certificate which will be issued by Japan Export Vehicles Inspection Center Company Limited(QISJ) for clearance purpose at Mombasa port.

* And also, Import Declaration Form(IDF) will be issued by KRA-customs services within 48hours once you made application at KRA. At that time, you need to prepare to submit the proforma invoice(invoice will be issued by Autorec Enterprise, Ltd.) with your PIN. Import Declaration Form (IDF) processing fees is 2.75% with a minimum of Kshs5,000 that is paid in advance on application.




Taxation of vehicle importation to Kenya from Japan

The taxation figures are currently as follows.

  • Import duty is 25% of CIF value.
  • Excise Duty 20% of (CIF + Import duty value)
  • VAT is 16% of (CIF + import duty value + Excise Duty value).

Calculate cumulatively
Import Duty + Excise Duty + V.A.T will work out to 74% on all vehicles irrespective of engine size.

Clearing and transportation service at Mombasa
If you need clearing/transportation service at Mombasa port, we have an agent as follows.

Multi Trans Freight Services Ltd
Mr. Maurice Owino (Managing Director)
PO Box 4395 - 00506, Nairobi Kenya
Tel: +254 (0)202512349
Cell:+254(0)721815193 / +254(0)736952706
Email: maurice@multitransfreight.com


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Company name : Autorec Enterprise Ltd.
149-9 1chome Sanbyakujima Yatomi Aichi 4901407 Japan

Sales department
Phone : +81 567-56-3170
Fax : +81 567-56-3171
E-mail : sales@autorec.co.jp

Document and shipping department
Phone : +81 567-56-6111
Fax : +81 567-56-6511


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