With effect from 1st July, the parliament has passed the age restriction secular to be 8 years instead of 10 years, beyond it dumping fess is applicable.

1. This applies to light cars and trucks but does not apply to machineries.
2. Tanzania has no ban on old cars with more than 8 years but rather imposes a tax
3. The old age fees started with effect from 1st July 2014(Commencement of new fiscal year)



ECTN to all cargo being imported into Burundi

Any cargo destined for Burundi as from 01st April (B/L date) will need to be covered by ECTN.



Valuation Calculator for Used Motor Vehicles/Truck Import to Tanzania 01 JAN2014

Click/copy and paste to your webbrowser to have an idea how much it will cost on customs when export vehicle/truck to Tanzania:


Importation of Used Vehicles to Democratic Republic of Congo14/02/2013

All vehicles must meet the following:

1, Be satisfactory technical condition certified by country of origin

2, Not exceeding 10 years for private vehicles (cars&buse les than 10 seats)

3, Not exceeding 7 years for commercial vehicles other than trucks (over 10 seats bus and van)

4, Not exceeding 10 years for trucks.






Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has cancelled licence No. 0655 granted to WTM Utility Services Ltd in connection with inspection of used motor vehicles originating from United Kingdom (UK) to Tanzania effective 18-06-2012.


By this notice all importers of used motor vehicles from United Kingdom are being advised to inspect their vehicles at the following company: Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA). Please note that vehicles imported from United Kingdom without valid inspection certificate from VOSA shall not be allowed to enter the Tanzanian market.

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Pre-Shipment Inspection

Tanzania Bureau of Standards informing importers in Tanzania that as from 1st of February 2012, Pre-Shipment Inspection will be implemented for products imported in Tanzania.

More information can be obtained through SGS or Bureau Veritas or Intertek UK <> <> <> <> <>




Kenya Roadworthiness Inspection

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has appointed JEVIC for the conduct of the pre-export Roadworthiness Inspection (RWI) of used motor vehicles from Japan and Dubai, destined for use within the Republic of Kenya.


This inspection was initiated by KEBS to minimize the risk of unsafe and substandard vehicles entering Kenyan market, thus ensuring the health, safety and environmental protection for Kenyans. All used vehicles must meet the KEBS requirements of this important safety pre-export inspection.


The major points of the RWI encompass;

The vehicle must be less than 8 years of age

The vehicle must be right hand drive

The vehicle must pass a safety and mechanical inspection
(similar to the Japanese Periodic Inspection - Shaken)

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