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Collect your vehicles from the following ports

From Dar es salaam port to:

  • Dar es salaam
  • Pick up at port
  • Arusha
  • Delivery via driver
  • Mwanza
  • Delivery via driver
  • Mbeya
  • Delivery via driver
  • Zanzibar
  • Delivery via ferry

From Zanzibar port to:

  • Zanzibar
  • Pick up at port

From Tanga port to:

  • Tanga
  • Pick up at port

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Import Regulations


Year Restriction

Max. 8 Years Old


Shipping Port

Dar es salaam , Zanzibar , Tanga


Time to Ship

4 to 6 weeks

(can vary)


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Used Cars Import Rules and Regulations in Tanzania

Age Restriction

There is no age limit for importing used cars from Japan to Tanzania. However, when importing a used car that is 8 years old or more, calculated from the year of manufacture, an additional excise tax will be imposed.

Previously, the age limit was 10 years, but on July 1st, 2023, the parliament announced a new age restriction of 8 years instead of 10 years. 

  • If the car is older than 8 years, it will face additional excise duty upon importation. 

  • Non-utility vehicles are charged at the rate of 25%

  • Utility vehicles are charged at the rate of 5%

Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

Tanzania is a left-hand traffic country, which means that only right-hand drive vehicles are allowed in the country. 


Before the cars from Japan can be used on the roads of Tanzania, they must go through a rigid safety check. The Japan Automobile Appraisal Institute (JAAI) is in charge of this process. They inspect the vehicles to ensure they meet safety standards and are safe to drive. After passing the inspection, these cars get a certificate that allows them to be shipped to Tanzania. 

Import Duties and Taxes on Used Cars in Tanzania

There are strict rules about taxes for imported cars. The taxes are applied based on the engine size of the car. The rates are as follows:

Up to 2000cc: 

  • Import duty 25%

  • VAT 20% 

Above 2000cc 

  • Import duty 25%

  • VAT 20% 

For commercial units, including buses, lorries, passenger vans, and pickups 

  • Import duty 15%

  • VAT 20%  

Excise Duty 

The government charges this tax on vehicles imported from other places. 

  • If the engine is not bigger than 1000cc - No excise duty 

  • If the engine is between 1000cc and 2000cc - 5% excise duty 

  • If the engine is bigger than 2000cc - 10% excise duty

Documents Required for Import of Vehicle in Tanzania

  • Bill of Lading     

  • Original ID card or passport

  • Performa Invoice 

  • Agent’s Authorization Letter from the importer 

  • Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center (JEVIC) 

  • Driver’s license or employment ID

Japanese Used Cars in Tanzania

SAT offers an incredible collection of the highest-quality Japanese used cars for sale in Tanzania. Our dedicated team provides the best experience to our customers by ensuring that each vehicle in our inventory meets our rigorous quality standards. From our diverse inventory, you can discover a wide range of Japanese used cars and choose the one that fits your needs and budget perfectly. If your desired vehicle isn't readily available, you can also benefit from our car auction service. Our team of professionals is dedicated to assisting you through your car-buying journey. Visit SAT today and explore our premium collection of Japanese used cars for sale in Tanzania.

Why Choose SAT



With SAT, you do not have to worry about hidden fees or extra charges. We strive to provide fair deals to our customers in Tanzania without compromising on quality.



SAT takes pride in offering high-quality Japanese-used cars in Tanzania at affordable prices. With SAT, You can find reliable vehicles at the most reasonable rates.


Extensive Selection

Visit SAT and choose from our wide collection of Japanese used cars. We are Tanzania's biggest Japanese car exporters, offering vehicles that match your style and budget.


Unmatched Customer Service

Our dedicated team always goes above and beyond to offer exceptional services to our customers in Tanzania and build long-term relationships with them.

Customer Reviews

Another satisfying purchase

Toyota Passo

I am satisfied with all the cars I have purchased from SAT, as none of them caused me any technical or mechanical issues. This time, I bought a Toyota Passo, which is in great shape. The shipment process was also smooth and quick, as always.

David Jamar

Jan 15, 2024

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Best customer service

Toyota Probox

My experience of purchasing a used Toyota Probox from SAT and having it shipped to my country was extraordinary. Their exceptional customer service, swift shipment, and remarkable vehicle quality has surpassed my expectations.

Justin Kai

Feb 06, 2024

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Top quality vehicles

Toyota Landcruiser

Buying a Toyota LandCruiser was my dream, and SAT helped me turn this dream into reality. I am so happy to choose SAT because my car is in excellent condition, and I didn’t have to face any trouble during the purchase process.

Malcolm Omari

Mar 16, 2024

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Smooth purchase experience

Toyota Hiace

It is my 2nd purchase with SAT, and it was just as smooth as before. My Toyota Hiace is in good condition and shape. Also, I didn’t face any trouble during the process. It was delivered to me safe and sound at Dar es Salam port.

Anthony Carter

Apr 11, 2024

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