Importing a Used Car in Kenya – Rules & Regulations

If you are planning to import a used car in Kenya then you need to know these rules for importing used Japanese cars in Kenya in order to buy a suitable used car as per your needs.

The rules are listed below:

  1. Cars should not be more than 8 years old. The law is very strict about this, according to the Kenya Bureau of Standards KS 1515:2000.
  2. There is one port of entry for imported used cars from Japan or other countries, and the Port is Mombasa. You will have to pay an import declaration fee (IDF) of KSH 5000/= or 2.25%, whichever is higher, of the CIF (cost, insurance, and freight) value paid on the vehicle. Customs will then calculate the custom rates applicable depending on the value of the vehicle.
  3. The car imported in Kenya must be the Right-hand drive. Left-hand drive vehicles are not allowed for registration
  4. The used car must pass a safety and mechanical inspection.