How to import Used Japanese cars , trucks and buses to Kenya

I have been exporting Japanese used cars to Kenya since 2006, so I know more about Kenya's import restrictions.
I will explain the import restrictions in Kenya.

All vehicles imported must be Right Hand Drive (RHD). However, special vehicles such as ambulance, fire engine, large construction vehicle are exempted from this ban.

The vehicle must not be more than eight years old from the year of first registration. The difference between the registration date and the manufacturing date should not be more than a year.

Inspection on vehicles imported to Kenya, must be done either by JEVIC (Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center) or QISJ (Quality Inspection Services Japan) for road-worthiness.

No more than 7 years after first registration year.

An Import Declaration Fee (IDF) is also charged. An amount of minimum of $5,000 or 2.25% of CIF is paid prior to the application, depending whichever amount is more.

Import Duty : 25% of Dutiable value
Excise Duty : 20% of (Customs Value + Import Duty)
VAT : 16% of (Customs Value + Import Duty + Excise Duty)
Import Declaration Fee (IDF) : Minimum of 5,000 USD or approximately 2.25% CIF, depending on which is higher.

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