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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

From Isibania port to:

  • Isibania
  • Pick up at port

From Lunga Lunga port to:

  • Lunga Lunga
  • Pick up at port

From Namanga port to:

  • Namanga
  • Pick up at port

From Mombasa port to:

  • Mombasa
  • Pick up at port

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Our Head Office

Office Hours:

Monday to Saturday 8:30 to 5:30


Sunday off

Office Address:

156-1 Hatakenaka Aza Izumimachi, Iwaki, Fukushima 971-8183, Japan

Location Link


+81 709-008-7605


Import Regulation


Year Restriction

Max. 8 Years Old


Shipping Port

Dar es salaam


Time to Ship

4 to 6 weeks

(can vary)


Pre-shipment inspection


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Used Cars Import Rules and Regulations in the 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

Used Cars for Sale in Tanzania - SAT Japan

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  • Quality Assurance: Each vehicle undergoes a rigorous inspection process to ensure it meets our high standards for quality and safety.

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  • Expert Support: Our team of knowledgeable professionals is here to assist you every step of the way, from selecting the right car to arranging shipping to Tanzania.

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No matter where you are in the world, SAT Japan ensures a smooth and hassle-free shipping process. We have established partnerships with reliable shipping companies to deliver your vehicle safely and on time. Our team will handle all the necessary documentation and logistics, so you can enjoy your new car without any worries.

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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.



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Extensive Selection

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