Car Import Duty in South Africa

Import Duty and other charges of importing a vehicle

Import of vehicle is almost impossible but in rare cases where it is possible here are the charges:

Duty = 30%
Excise Duty (for vehicles) : .75% to 20%
VAT = 14%


All vehicles with a value for ad valorem customs duty purposes of less than R130 000 do not pay ad valorem customs duty on importation into South Africa.


If the original purchase invoice is not available, three written valuations must be obtained from motorcar dealers in the country of export to assist the customs clearance process in South Africa.

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