The city of Arusha is the capital of the Arusha Region is located to the north of Tanzania. It is located just below the Mount Menu on the edge of the Eastern side of the Great Rift Valley.
Arusha is known as being the international diplomatic point and with better employment opportunities; there has been an increase in the number of expatriates in recent years.
If you want to import your vehicle to Tanzania from the U.S to Tanzania, there are a few things you will want to know. Tanzania is a busy city that has plenty of employment opportunities which attracts those coming to the area. Whether you are moving here full time or just for a few months, you will want to bring your own vehicle with you. You can work and study here. You want to go out for a drive and see this beautiful city. There are many means of transportation available including your own vehicle.
Shipping Options to Tanzania.
When determining what shipping method is right for you, there will be two choices; Roll On/ Roll Off and container shipping. Roll On/ Roll Off is more affordable. Your vehicle will need to be empty when transporting with the exception of a car jack, floor mats, and the spare tire. Container shipping give you the option to pack your vehicle inside the container and all your belongings you want to.
You will need to show these documents when shipping to Tanzania.
- A valid driver’s license.
- Original car title.
- Proof of insurance.
- Original bill of sale.
The amount of shipping you will pay depends on the method of shipping you have chosen. You will be able to find out more information through Tanzania Revenue Authorityand they can better serve your needs. Planning ahead will save you time and money.
When importing to Tanzania, you will find that there aren’t many laws that you will run into. There will, however, be higher percentage of taxes to pay as well as duties if the vehicle is over ten years old during transport. When you speak to the transport service, you will need to determine the amount of duties and taxes you will be charged when you transport. Before your vehicle will be allowed to be driven in Tanzania, customs will need to release it. Your vehicle will need to go through many different tests once it reaches the port. You will need to wait until these tests are complete before you will be able to bring your import off of the ship.
Import duty will be charged at 25% on used cars. There will also be 10% to 20% VAT as well. There are several ports in Tanzania to import your vehicle to. If your vehicle fails any of the tests, it will need to undergo any modifications that were required before it will pass. The Ministry of Transport in Tanzania can approve your vehicle once it passes clearance.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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