Choose Japanese cars from auction or wholesale from across Japan. Our car buying specialists will help you find your perfect Japanese car and manage your car’s import to Zimbabwe for you.

Import Japanese cars for Zimbabwe

Japanese car sourcing experts.

Our expert car sourcing team will help you find your perfect Japanese car to import. We search auctions and wholesalers to find you the best specification at the best price. We verify the mileage and condition of the car and negotiate on the price to get your ideal car at the best value.

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Honda HR-V

Quality cars you can trust.

Choose from a vast range of new and used cars from across Japan. We only source cars with condition grades of 4 and above. Minimum spend $12,500. The condition reports are mileage certificates come as standard. And all cars have 2 keys. Cars with R rating or over 200,000 kms will not be considered.

Local Agent Assistance

Clearing and delivery assistance from our agent in Zimbabwe.

Safe Easy Payment

Payments can be made electronically in USD, GBP or Ksh. We accept payments to our UK account and Kenyan Bank accounts.

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Complete Japanese car import service

We carefully manage every step of your car’s import to Zimbabwe.

*Source your perfect car from Japan

*Verify the condition, specification and mileage.

*Manage the export from Japan

*Book CIF shipping to your preferred port: Durban, Walvis Bay, Maputo or Dar.

*Manage all transport to the destination port.

*Courier all paperwork and loose items to you.

Stress free professional importing

We take care of the details throughout your car’s export. Our agent in Zimbabwe is available to assist your import to Harare if required.

*Quote one clear price for the whole export service.

*Deregistration and export from Japan.

*Comprehensive transport insurance and marine insurance cover.

*Roro or Container shipping.

*Clearing at your port.

*Delivery to Harare.

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Import your Japanese car with the professionals in car import.

Exceptional Japanese car import service.

Our exceptional Japanese car import service includes everything you need to import your car to Zimbabwe.

* Our cars are shipped and insured service to Durban, Walvis Bay, Maputo or Dar es Salaam.

* Bespoke sourcing of your vehicle, purchase, inspection and collection.

* Storage of your car in our safe compound.

* Paintwork re-conditioning. (if required).

* Mileage checks & reports.

* Company pre-export inspections.

* Transport to the departure port.

* Fully comprehensive insurance in Japan.

* Roll-on roll-off and container shipping.

* High level of marine insurance throughout shipping.

* Safe payments accept payment in USD, GBPs.

* DHL of original documents and loose items.

*Clearing and delivery assistance from our agent in Zimbabwe.

Car import timings from Japan to Zimbabwe

Importing a car from Japan to Zimbabwe takes between 46-49 days depending on the port you choose.

Shipping takes approximately 30 days to Dar, 31 days to Maputo and 32 days to Durban.

The stages to import your car are broken down as follows:

Days 1 - 11: Deregistration commences, shipping booked and delivered to the port.

Days 12 - 15: Packed and loaded onto the ship.

Days 16 - 46: Shipped to your preferred port.

Days 47 - 49: Unloaded, cleared, registered and transported to Zimbabwe.

Key Documents You Will Receive For Japanese Cars

Loose items are removed from your car before it leaves Japan. These are sent by courier along with all key documents to you or your clearing agent. You can expect the receive the following:

* Japanese export certificate

* Spare key (if applicable)

* Service History

* Bill of Lading

* Locking Wheel Nut

* Condition reports

Used car import rules clarified for cars to Zimbabwe

Documents required to clear a second-hand car from Customs in Zimbabwe:

For declaration Private importations require Form 49 (receipt) and professional importers must complete Form 47.

Invoice/agreement of sale

Police clearance – SARPCO Certificate (when imported from a country in Southern Africa)

Export bill of entry and supporting documents

Registration book (in the case of used motor vehicles)

Selling commission





Freight (up to the place of import, only when the vehicle is not driven to such place of import)

Insurance (up to the place of import)

Documents Required For Your Vehicle To Be Registered in Zimbabwe

Customs Clearance Certificate

Police clearance

Proof of residence (utility bills)

National Identity Document

Clearance papers required:

Bill of Entry

Form 49 Receipt

Release Order

There are no age restrictions for used car imports into Zimbabwe. Import duties, taxes and fees will apply. We recommend that you employ a licensed clearing agent to assist you. The Customs and Excise Act requires that clearing agents are licensed by Zimra annually.

Useful Links

Customs Clearance Procedures - Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

Duty Calculator for passenger vehicles

Private car import and registration requirements for vehicles bought outside of Zimbabwe

Importation of Motor Vehicles by Private Individuals in Zimbabwe

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