Tanzania Import Regulations

Sri Lanka Falg
Country Code+255
Time Difference-6 Hours (UTC/GMT +3)
PortDar es Salaam or Zanzibar (Zanzibar very costly)
Shipping LineKEIHIN
CurrencyTanzanian Shilling (TZS)
DocumentsInvoice, BL, Masho, Masho Translation, Insurance if applicable

Year Restrictions

Cars: No Limit
Vans: No Limit
Buses: No Limit
Trucks: No Limit but Prefers models above year 2000
No Age Limit

Popular Models

Buses: Mitsubishi Buses
Trucks: Mitsubishi 6D Engine Trucks

Shipping Ports

Used car from Japan are shipped to the port of Dar Es Salaam to be imported in Tanzania.

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Time of Ship

RoRo (24-34 Days)



Import Taxation in Tanzania

1. Vehicles with the engine capacity up to 2000cc
  • Import duty 25%
  • VAT 20%
  • Cumulatively this is 50% of dutiable value.
2. Vehicles with the engine capacity above 2000 cc
  • Import duty 25%
  • Excise duty 10%
  • VAT 20%
  • Cumulatively this is 65% of dutiable value.

Excise Duty

    Excise Duty is a duty charged on specific goods and services manufactured locally or imported on varying rates. Excise Duty on Motor vehicles imported in Tanzania is charged based on cylinder capacity as follows:
  • Of cylinder capacity not exceeding 1000cc - 0%
  • Of cylinder capacity exceeding 1000cc but not exceeding 2000 cc - 5%
  • Of cylinder capacity exceeding 2000cc - 10%

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