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Kenya Car Import Export

Car Import Duty in Kenya

Custom Clearance of your Vehicle in Kenya

To import any commodity into Kenya, an importer will have to enlist the services of a clearing agent who will process the import documentation through Kenya Customs electronically on the Simba 2005 system and clear the goods on your behalf. A listing of licensed clearing agents is available at

An import declaration fee (IDF) of 2.25% of the CIF Value subject to a minimum of Ksh. 5,000.00 is payable.

Customs will assess duty payable depending on the value of the item(s) and the duty rate applicable. The East African Community Common External Tariff laying out the duty rates of imported items is available at here.

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Which vehicles you can import into Kenya

Vehicles You can IMport INto Kenya

  • All imported vehicles must be Right Hand Drive
  • Vehicles must be less than 8 years old
  • Japanese vehicles must go through JAAI inspection. Thai used vehicles can be inspected in Kenya but one must check with authorities before bringing the vehicle in
  • Port of Entry is Mombasa

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