Enjoy our highly professional car import service from Japan to Uganda. Select your car from across the Japanese trade with the help of our buying experts. Our expert team will take the greatest care importing your car to Uganda where our local agents will meet you for your personal handover in Kampala or deliver it to your home.

Import your Japanese car to Uganda

Expert Japanese car buyers

Our sourcing specialists will select the best Japanese cars for you by searching through the car auctions and wholesalers across Japan. Sharing with you the best cars available within your budget. They will also review these against cars from the UK and Australia to ensure you are getting the best spec and the best price worldwide.

Exceptional Japanese cars

We will only buy cars rated as Grade 4 and above. You can be confident your car will be of the highest quality throughout.

Mileage verified; Mileage is independently verified before buying.

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Mercedes interior

Japanese car export service

Exporting your car to Uganda is done efficiently and with the greatest care. We take care of all the details so you can relax, confident in knowledge that your car is in the care of professionals. Exporting cars to Uganda for over 12 years.

Export service includes

Transport in Japan, shipping to Mombasa & comprehensive marine insurance are included.

UNBS roadworthiness certification from the Ugandan National Bureau of Standards.

Safe payments

Safe electronic payments are available to our UK account or to our Kenyan accounts with NCBA Kenya, Stanbic Bank and I&M Bank Kenya.

Payments accepted in Ksh, USD or GBP.

Professionally shipped Japan to Uganda

Ship your car either FOB or C&F to Kenya.

Comprehensive marine insurance provided.

Roro or container shipping available to Mombasa.

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Customs declaration

Clearing and registration in Kampala

Our partners Upstream are a sister company of Mitchell Cotts. They provide highly professional clearing and transport for all cars arriving in Mombasa destined for Kampala.

Assistance includes all of the following allowing you to collect your car in Kampala:

* Clearing at Mombasa

* Professionally transferred to Kampala on a transporter.

* Delivery to Kampala Bond for registration.

* Duty paid directly to Uganda customs.

* Containers also shipped direct if required.

Delivered to your door

Take advantage of our local agents Upstream and let them deliver your car to you.

Courier of your paperwork & loose items

We courier all documentation and loose items to you or your nominated clearing agent when your car is in transit from Japan to Uganda. Details below.

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Professionally shipped

Seamless import for Japanese cars

* We find your perfect Japanese car.

* One clear import price for your import service.

* Carefully shipped Japan to Mombasa.

* Clearing services at Mombasa

* Paperwork and loose items are DHL’d to you.

* Transport to you in Kampala via our agent.

Import the highest quality Japanese cars to Uganda

Japanese Car Import Service Options

Choose to import your Japanese car with either a) CIF to Uganda or b) cleared and registered in Uganda.

CIF Import Service

To manage your costs , you may prefer to collect your car in Kenya and clear and register your vehicle in Kenya and manage your own transport and registration in Uganda.

The CIF service includes:

In Japan • Purchase of your car • Transport to the port in Japan • UNBS inspection • Shipping your car from Japan to Mombasa • Marine Insurance.

On reaching Kenya• Optional de-stuffing of container • Port charges in Mombasa • Courier of key documents and loose items.

Cleared and registered in Uganda

This import service is perfect if you would like us to manage the entire import for you. We manage all the logsitics, clearing and registration through Kenya and also clear and register your car when it arrives in Uganda.

This service includes:

In Japan • Purchase of your car • Transport to the port in Japan • UNBS inspection • Shipping your car from Japan to Mombasa • Marine Insurance.

On reaching Kenya• Optional de-stuffing of container. • Port charges in Mombasa. • Fully comprehensive insurance cover.

On reaching Uganda• Import and registration into Uganda • Inland transportation • Customs duties and taxes: Import tax, withholding tax and VAT • Environmental Levy (for cars over 8 years old) • Infrastructure Levy • Vehicle registration • Bond charges in Kampala • Pre-delivery inspection & full valet • Clearing agents fees • Courier of key documents and loose items

How long does it take to import from Japan to Uganda?

Importing Japanese cars to Uganda takes 65 days from placing your deposit to receiving your car.

Japanese car import timings to Uganda

The time to import a car from Japan to Uganda can be broken down into the following stages:

Days 1 - 11: De-registration commences, UNBS inspection, shipping booked and delivered to the port.

Days 12 - 15: Packed and loaded into the vessel

Days 16 - 41: Shipped to Mombasa

Days 42 - 55: Arrival in Mombasa, unloaded, cleared, registered in Kenya.

Days 56 - 65: Transported to Uganda, delivered to bond

Days 63 - 65: Clearing and registration and transported to Kampala.

Courier of documents and loose items

Once your car has left Japan we courier the following items for safe keeping:

Japanese export certificate

Service history

Bill of lading

Locking wheel nut

Your spare key

High value loose items such as the spare key, headphones, remote control.

You will receive these when you receive your car.

Import Japanese cars to Uganda with the car import experts