Dodoma is the national capital of the country as well as the capital of the Dodoma Region. It covers a significant area and is also about 274 miles south of the headquarters of the East African Community – Arusha.
If you plan on relocating to the city for a prolonged period of time, you have to be informed that getting your vehicle with you is without a doubt very beneficial. You will be given the opportunity of commuting easily and traveling freely around the country without having to rely on the public transport.
The city offers a lot of different employment opportunities and this is definitely attracting a lot of people from the entire world. Furthermore, getting your vehicle with you is particularly advisable if you are planning on staying in the city for a longer period of time. The city is known to have a perfectly developed road network which is going to ensure easy and safe driving throughout the entire area.
Ways to ship your car.
You wouldn’t have to rely on the public transport service even though it is fairly regular and reliable. You can go for both container shipping and RORO based on what is more convenient for your particular situation. Container shipping is going to allow you to ship a lot of household belongings which is pretty convenient but it’s also a bit more expensive. RORO, on the other hand, is quicker and a lot cheaper which is also preferable.
Tanzania doesn’t have any restrictions when it comes to age limit on the vehicles but if your car is older than 10 years you would have to pay higher taxes. That’s why it’s important to get these things sorted out in advance in order not to be unpleasantly surprised later on. You would also have to have it cleared by the Ministry of Transport if you have to make modifications upon failing the roadworthiness test.
However, you need to know that the import duty is 250% on used cars and there is a VAT between 10% and 20% of the vehicle’s value. There are a lot of available ports and working with the A1 Auto transport is definitely going to ensure a safe and sound process without any hassle.
The documents that you would have to submit to the customs include:
- Driver’s License.
- Passport of the owner of the vehicle.
- Title deed in original.
- Bill of purchase in original.
In any case, the overall price of the process is going to vary based on the method of shipping that you choose as well as a variety of other factors. This is why you might want to get in touch with the Revenue Authority of Tanzania in order to get the exact quotes of the taxes and duties. You can also contact the Embassy of Tanzania in Washington, DC for any further information should you find it necessary.
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.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.