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Top tips-How to import Japanese used cars in Uganda?

There are many advantages of owning a Japanese used car in Uganda. As Japan is the no.1 exporter of vehicles in the world, they providethe best products in the market. Moreover, Africa is one of the largest importers of Japanese used cars. The 15% of the world’s population is living there, which relies mostly on automobiles from Japan.

Why are Japanese cars popular in Uganda? It is because Japanese cars are reliable, quality-wise perfect, affordable, engine efficient, and has better fuel consumption. With that said, Toyota is the leading selling brand of Japan in Africa.

Furthermore, people in Uganda usually prefer Japanese cars because of affordability. They are less costly than European and American cars. In addition, Japanese cars are road-worthy vehicles. They are more suitable and comfortable while driving on the roads.

Uganda has different rules and regulations for the importation of Japanese used cars. But before that, we are going to guide you about how to import Japanese cars to Uganda.

Without further ado, let’s check it out.

Find a right exporter

It is an essential step for you as a buyer to consult a reliable exporter. There are numerous traders in Japan, but it is important to find the right one. Let’s see what we have here.

  1. Check the trader’s company website.
  2. Check their present address on Google.
  3. Make sure they have a legit phone or landline number.
  4. The trader company is registered with auction houses of Japan.
  5. Check the past reviews on the website.
  6. Consult the trader and communicate. Make sure you clear all your doubts.
  7. Consult two to three exporters and acknowledge yourself about the prices of the car. So, you can have an idea of how the market works.

The above guidance will be helpful for you to find a trustworthy trader.

Choose your vehicle

It’s time to select your favorite vehicle. Japan has a monumental car market, from where you can choose any car you desire. Make sure the car comes under your budget. Don’t bite more than you can chew.

Furthermore, there is an inspection sheet coming along the car. The condition of the cars is defined on it with grading numbers.


It’s to pay for the chosen vehicle. The trader will send you an invoice through an email;make sure you pay it before the deadline.


After you clear the payment, the shipment process will be started. Uganda is a landlocked African country, so you must choose the closest port available.

Also, hire a clearing agent for port clearance.

Documentations Required

  • BOL (Bill of Lading) and Work permit (Copy).
  • Invoice of the vehicle from the supplier.
  • The consignee’s passport (original) and original logbook of the vehicle.
  • Certificate of Residence change and immigration permit.
  • Tax identification number.

Rules and Regulations

  • No one can import Japanese used cars older than 15-years.
  • Customers can import both right- and left-hand drive vehicles.
  • JEVIC inspection is indispensable.
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