ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Japanese Used Cars to Zambia: Import Taxes and Custom Duties

Updated on February 22, 2011

Japanese used cars to Zambia: Import Taxes and Custom Duties

Here is a brief review of the taxes to pay in Zambia when importing used vehicles from Japan or other countries (as of February 17, 2011).

When importing a used vehicle to Zambia, multiple fees will apply, according to the type of vehicle.

We will present here only the total final rate, calculated after each pertaining fee is applied.

Taxes are calculated on the total CIF cost from Japan to Zambia Border

Taxes are calculated on the total vehicle cost (CIF).

This includes vehicle price, freight, insurance, transportation to Zambia border post and others.

Please be aware that Zambia Revenue Authority can uplift the value of the vehicle after physical inspection.

Tax rates including Custom Duties, Excise Duties and VAT

Sedan Cars, Station Wagons and other vehicles principally designed for the transport of people and with seating capacity up to 9 persons including the driver.

Engine size 0-1,500cc: 74% of total cost (CIF).

Engine size 1,501cc or more: 89% of total cost (CIF).

Buses , Coaches for the transport of 10 people or more.

Seating capacity 10-16 people: 67% of total cost (CIF).

Seating capacity 17 people or more: 33% of total cost (CIF).

Pickups, Trucks and Lorries.

Gross weight 0-19tons: 58% of total cost (CIF).

Gross weight 20 tons or more: 33% of total cost (CIF).

Used Toyota Rav4 from Japan
Used Toyota Rav4 from Japan

Example 1: Toyota Rav4 (2,000cc engine)

A Toyota Rav4 from Japan with engine capacity of 2,000cc.

Vehicle cost: US$4,850

Shipping from Japan to Dar-es-Salaam: US$1,000

Insurance and Inspection: US$310

Transportation and other costs up to Nakonde: US$500

Total CIF Nakonde: US$6,660 (K31,619,348 @ US$1=K4,748)

The rate that applies is the one for normal vehicles with engine above 1,500cc: 89%.

Total taxes payable: US$5,927 (K28,139,321 @ US$1=K4,748)

Used Toyota Starlet from Japan
Used Toyota Starlet from Japan

Example 2: Toyota Starlet (1,300cc engine)

A Toyota Starlet from Japan with engine capacity of 1,300cc.

Vehicle cost: US$1,250

Shipping from Japan to Dar-es-Salaam: US$700

Insurance and Inspection: US$310

Transportation and other costs up to Nakonde: US$400

Total CIF Nakonde: US$3,060 (K14,527,809 @ US$1=K4,748)

The rate that applies is the one for normal vehicles with engine below 1,500cc: 74%.

Total taxes payable: US$2,264 (K10,755,896 @ US$1=K4,748)

Used Mitsubishi Canter from Japan
Used Mitsubishi Canter from Japan

Example 3: Truck Mitsubishi Canter 1.5tons

A Truck Mitsubishi Canter 1.5 tons from Japan with gross weight 1,780kg.

Vehicle cost: US$5,900

Shipping from Japan to Dar-es-Salaam: US$1,300

Insurance and Inspection: US$310

Transportation and other costs up to Nakonde: US$700

Total CIF Nakonde: US$8,210 (K38,981,080 @ US$1=K4,748)

The rate that applies is the one for Trucks and Lorries with gross weight below 20tons: 58%.

Total taxes payable: US$4,761 (K22,609,026 @ US$1=K4,748)

Zambia Revenue Authority website

Detailed information on taxation and custom duties is available at Zambia Revenue Authority Website with a detailed explanation of the Motor Vehicles Clearance system.

You can also check estimated taxes for vehicles to import using the Motor Vehicle Tax Calculator.

Final notes

Please remember that the above rates are just indications.

We strongly recommend to check the latest regulations with Zambia Revenue Authority before importing any used vehicle from abroad.

This article was provided by JapaneseVehicles.com, exporter of high quality, low price Japanese used cars to customers around the world since 1988.

Guestbook

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)