Time of Shipment
RoRo (24-34 Days)
Right-Hand Drive Vehicles
Right Hand Drive vehicles are only permitted for importation in South Africa and as per current legislation left hand drive vehicles which were not registered in RSA before 23 July 2004 may not be registered, licensed, roadworthied and operated on a public road in South Africa
Duties and Taxes:
Customs duty applicable on the import of used cars from Japan in South Africa is calculated ad valorem of the used cars.
Customs Duty: 30% (motor cars more than 20 years old are subject to 20% customs duty.)
Ad Valorem customs duty (based on a sliding scale depending on the value of the vehicle, with a minimum of 0.75% and a maximum of 20%).
Value-added tax (VAT): 14%