How much tax for importing car into Kenya?

by Ambrose
(Nairobi)


Does anyknow how much tax it will cost me to directly import a car valued at US$600 from Japan into Kenya - to the moment I'm driving on Kenyan roads?

Many thanks for your help.

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Jan 19, 2014
Collectable cars NEW
by: Anonymous

How about cars like those in d elegance shows some are no longer being manufactured is it possible to import one say you get someone selling theirs ?

Aug 30, 2013
tax charge on car from japan worth $3450 NEW
by: katana

how much tax charge on used car from japan to mombasa kenya!
the car worth $3450

Mar 20, 2013
Additional information NEW
by: Gregory

you can also find new and used cars on www.autobazaar.co.ke

Oct 06, 2012
HOW MUCH TAX FOR $ 3450 WORTH CAR NEW
by: WAWERU

HOW MUCH TAX WILL IT COST WILL IT COST FOR IMPORT OF CAR WORTH 3450 DOLLARS.

Aug 27, 2012
To Michika NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi Michika,

How did you want to be assisted with the link that you posted on this page?

Aug 27, 2012
Import taxes rates NEW
by: Michika Atieno

Hello! Here's the importing car's taxes rates http://www.tradecarview.com/region/kenya/, I hope it' ll help and other.

Jul 11, 2012
Car importation Information NEW
by: Kenya Car Bazaar Ltd.

For all the information about importing cars into Kenya, be it duty calculations, returning resident, duty free importation, exemptions, etc, please visit: http://www.kenyacarbazaar.com/blog/category/importing-cars-into-kenya/

Jul 11, 2012
CAR IMPORTS NEW
by: Eyeblink Freight

Contact for car import enquiries. Highly organized. call 0738780137

Feb 24, 2012
www.global-carmarket.com NEW
by: JACOB

For direct importation,clearing and forwarding and delivery.You will surely get total costing to your door step.No hidden costs

Nov 01, 2011
contact
by: platinum cargo forwarders

contact this Number 0722 459920 and you will get the best rates.

regards
Charles.


Aug 07, 2011
Thank you
by: Dannyboy

Thank you All, very helpful

Jun 18, 2010
Car Importation into Kenya
by: Anonymous

You can visit www.kenyacarbazaar.com for more information on this. Or you can even contact them for assistance. They managed to get my sister's first car in good time and the car was very clean.

Mar 16, 2010
ask your clearing agent
by: kairu paul

all you need when calling your clearing agent is
1-cif value mombasa kenya
2- the cc of the car
3- whether the car is a wagon or a saloon and most important
4- the make of the car.
I learned 2day-16/3/2010- that tax is being calculated on a custom value-market value- predetermined by kra and not on the cif value, hence its very expensive to import some vehicles that have high demand or expensive in the local market.
your agent is the best person and you can enquire with different agents for comparison.

Jan 28, 2010
Importing cars
by: Archie Melrose

Irene has given you the sites to look at but let me give you another one which may help

http://www.carjunction.com/

This is a Japanese importer and once you choose your car and Mombasa it will give you a price. However I am not sure if that includes import tax but that is well covered by Irenes advice.

For import a car younger than 2003 is NO NO. Anything older you can forget about it.

Regards

Archie

Jan 28, 2010
Some Info...
by: Cassandra Marie

Hello,
This is not my area of expertise at all but, I was able to pull up a site that had some info. This site goes into the rules and laws Kenya has for importing a car.

It is also full of use facts and info like....Kenya is a major importers of Japanese used cars in Africa. And more interestingly...all vehicles imported to Kenya must not be more than 8 years old from the first year of registration. Hence in 2010, only vehicles manufactured in the year 2003 and onwards will be allowed.

Here is the link with the rules and laws:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_used_car_import_law

Also here is a site that is in the business of importing cars to Kenya. They would be a great place to start with getting quotes and cost of taxes. http://www.auto-kenya.com/

Good luck!

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