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How to Import Japanese Used Cars to Congo

Japanese used cars are popular all over the world. Many countries of the world import these cars in their country. It is due to durability and reliability of these cars. These cars offer high quality at a lower price.

Democratic republic of Congo is the second largest country of Africa by area. Country has established itself as compared to the past. It is becoming a major market for cars. Every year large number of used Japanese cars is imported in the country. Import of Japanese used cars to DR Congo is easier. Here are some import rules and regulations that you need to follow.

  • Find a Supplier

You need to find a supplier of used Japanese cars for their import in DR Congo. You can find many Japanese used cars exporters in japan who export second hand Japanese cars all over the world. Many of them have online websites and portals to facilitate their customers. You can find them and get all the necessary information.

When making a choice, choose a reliable supplier for the import of Japanese used cars to DR Congo. It is necessary to make it sure that you get what you pay for. It is better to take part in user forums and communities. Best way is to get in touch with their past customers and inquire about their past experience.

  • Choose Your Car

Have you selected you desired car? You may have done your research taking into view all the research that is necessary and made a choice. However, if you have not made a choice, you can take a look at the stock of Japanese used cars exporter. Different colors, makes and models of cars can make it easy for you to reach at good decision. You can choose a car that is according to your needs.

  • Order and Payment

If you have made a choice, it is time to order the car. Order the car and you will receive an invoice. Pay the amount in your local bank so it is transferred to their bank account in Japan. Receive the receipt of your payment and send it to supplier.

  • Shipping

Shipping process can be started after supplier receives the payment. It depends on the terms and conditions agreed between you and the supplier.

  • Port Clearance

You need to get your car cleared off the port after it arrives on the port. Find a port clearing agent for the clearing of your car.

Import Rules and Regulations

Import of Japanese used cars is easier. However, here are some rules and regulations that you need to keep in mind when importing these cars to DR Congo.

Shipping Ports:

Here are some ports where imported vehicles can be shipped: Port of Banana, Port of Boma and Port of Matadi.


  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL)
  • Commercial or purchase Invoice
  • Legal conveyance certificate
  • Original certificate of vehicle inspection or legal copy of the country of origin
  • An original or certified copy of the vehicle registration document (V5C or logbook)

Age Restriction:

DR Congo applies restrictions based on the type of vehicle.

  • Imported used cars should be below 10 years of age relative to the year of production.
  • Imported used vans and buses should be (more than 10 seats) should be less than 7 years old.
  • Imported used Lorries must be less than 10 years old.

Left-Hand Drive:

Congo permits only left-hand drive vehicles.

Import Taxes Rates:

  • Custom Duties = 8% to 46.1%
  • VAT = 8% to 13%

Import of Japanese used cars to DR Congo is easier. Don’t wait for the perfect moment and order your desired car. 

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