Find. Buy. Drive
CAR FROM JAPAN - Find best deals of used cars from reliable Japanese sellers

Import Regulations of Japanese used cars in Malawi

Malawi is a landlocked country & it’s surrounded by Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania. Japanese Used cars are popular around the world because of Japanese automakers always focus on product enhancement, technological innovation, and safety improvement, with end result definitely a vehicle one feels proud to drive. Many Malawians also choose to buy second-hand car’s from Japan because buying from Japan is an easy process & Japanese used cars are better in quality & with affordable price. However, before that, make sure you know all the Import Regulations of Japanese used cars in Malawi.

Large numbers of Japanese used car’s are imported in Malawi but there are certain rules and regulations that are necessary to follow in order to import the car in a legal way. There is no age restriction on Japanese used vehicle imported in Malawi. However, importation of only right-hand drive car’s is permitted in Malawi. Exception is provided in case of special car’s like Ambulance, Fire engine. There is no mandatory road worthiness inspection on imported car’s.

Malawi has 3 nearest ports. Those are Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Durban (South Africa) and Maputo (Mozambique) for shipment of vehicle. RoRo (Roll-On, Roll-Off) method is generally used for shipment of used car’s. On request of customers, shipping method of containers are also available.


 There are few documents required which are mention below:

  1. Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  2. Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
  3. Original Certificate of Title and Registration
  4. Copy of client’s work contract
  5. Original Bill of Lading– It must show Chassis number, Engine number, Cubic Capacity, Manufacturing year, brand and model.


Importing a used car can become quite costly mostly due to high taxes. However, the Government of Malawi has special tax rates for commercial car’s, trucks, machinery to facilitate economic growth. Read below the cost break down to give you a rough estimate on clearing costs.


* Used Trucks under 3 Ton

  1. 10% import duty
  2. 5% excise duty
  3. 16.5% VAT

* Used Trucks Over 3 Ton

  1. 10% import duty
  2. 5% excise duty

* Used Trucks Over 10 Ton

  1. 5% excise duty

* Up to 2000cc- seating capacity less than 10 people.

  1. Import Duty- 25%
  2. VAT- 16.5%
  3. Excise-15%

* 2000-2500cc -seating capacity less than 10 people.

  1. Import Duty- 25%
  2. VAT- 16.5%
  3. Excise-30%

* 2500-3000cc- seating capacity less than 10.

  1. Import Duty- 25%
  2. VAT- 16.5%
  3. Excise-40%

* Over 3000c- seating capacity less than 10.

  1. Import Duty- 25%
  2. VAT- 16.5%
  3. Excise-50%


Japan used vehicles are popular in Malawi because Japanese cars have been known for their highest quality standards, so most of these used cars had been widely trusted by many countries. Car From Japan CO.,LTD has one of the largest collection of used Japanese cars & they are committed to provide best cars with affordable price.


1 Comment
  1. Ash says

    What is the scope of electric vehicle in Malawi I would like to communicate with you
    Is there a way to reach out to you

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.