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    No Comments DR Congo Used Cars Import Procedure and Regulations

    Year Restrictions
    Max. 10 Years Old

    Destination Port
    Dar ES Salaam (Tanzania)

    Time of Shipment
    RoRo (24-34 Days)

    Vessel Schedule
    RoRo (Monthly)

    Shipping Line

    DGDA, OCC, Ministry of Commerce

    Shipping Ports:
    Destination ports where imported vehicles may land: Kinshasa, Port of Banana, Port of Boma and Port of Matad.

    Shipping Method:
    There are two ways to ship a vehicle; one can use either a shipping container or import by cheap and most popular Ro-Ro shipping method.

    Age restriction:
    • Imported second-hand car should be below 10 years of age from the year of production.
    • Imported second hand van or buses (more than 10 seats) must be less than 7 years old.
    • Imported used Lorries must be less than 10 years old.

    Left-Hand drive:
    Importation of only Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicle is permitted in Congo.

    Documents for custom clearance :
    • An original or certified copy of the vehicle registration document (V5C or logbook).
    • Original Bill of Lading (OBL)-The OBL must show chassis number, engine number, and cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand and model.
    • Commercial or purchase Invoice.
    • Legal conveyance certificate.
    • Original certificate of vehicle inspection or legal copy of the country of origin.

    Import taxes rates:
    • Custom Duties ranges from 8% to 46.1%
    • VAT ranges from 8% to 13%


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