Car Shipping to Zimbabwe


Duty Calculation for Motor Vehicles

The rate of surtax on the importation of passenger type motor vehicles that are more than five years old at the time of importation was reviewed from 25% to 35% with effect from 1 September 2015. The duty to be paid on importation of motor vehicles into Zimbabwe is based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value plus other incidental charges and expenses incurred in the purchase of the vehicle and its subsequent transportation up to the first point of entry into Zimbabwe. This CIF value and the other charges constitute what is known as the Value for Duty Purposes (VDP). Such other charges include, inter alia, and where applicable:

  • Port handling charges, for instance at Durban Port, Walvis Bay, Beira, Dar-es-Salaam;
  • Storage charges; and
  • Any other special handling fees, if not already included in the CIF value.

The charges that are levied are Customs Duty, Surtax and Value Added Tax (VAT). Surtax is only charged on passenger type motor vehicles that are more than five years old at the time of importation. Please note that both Customs Duty and Surtax (where applicable) are calculated on the Value for Duty Purposes. VAT is calculated on the total of VDP plus the calculated Customs Duty payable. This value is known as the Value for Tax Purposes (VTP).


The table below demonstrates how to calculate duty payable on some of the most commonly imported private motor vehicle types using arbitrary CIF values, with effect from 1 September 2015:


Year of Manufacture/Type of vehicle Engine Capacity/Payload CIF Value


Other Charges












Total amount payable



Sedan/ Station Wagon

1495cc 6 000 _ 6 000 @40% = 2 400 _ 8 400 @ 15%

=1 260


3 660

Sedan/Station Wagon

1495cc 4 000 1 200 5 200 @ 40% = 2 080 @ 35% = 1 820 7 280 @ 15%

= 1 092


4 992

Sedan/Station Wagon

1800cc 5 000 900 5 900 @ 40% = 2 360 @ 35% = 2065 8 260 @ 15%

= 1 239


5 664


**NB: Please note that ZIMRA may re-assess values of the motor vehicles at entry points if the declared values do not reflect a true market price in the country from where they were bought.

Why chose us Rintes UK?

Prices are Negociable

We offer better prices, and generally are negotiable and fair. Our dealers, when negotiated, reduce their vehicle prices.

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Our vendors are verified and constantly scrutinized to ensure better security for our customers. That is the reason we advice our clients to pay directly to us.

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  • At “RINTES UK” we have the best quality of used and new cars, trucks and vans with more arriving everyday.
  • Best and lowest prices of vehicles in UK market.
  • Vehicles comes with full information and multiple pictures so you can really see what you are buying.
  • Hassle free, we get documentation done, prepare inspection, ship your car where you desire to go to.
  • Live interaction directly with seller and us.
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  • We have direct shipments to Tanzania.
  • We can buy for you if you don’t find on our website.
  • We are very experienced in shipping internationally.
  • We have professional Inspectors to check all vehicle before you buy it.
  • Find the right stock at the right price

Why buy vehicles in UK / England?

Cars must be inspected Regularly

By law, periodically the cars in England have to be strictly inspected and maintained by authorised garages. There is no possibility of forging kilometers, or others. All car conditions are listed on description and Rintes UK conducts independent inspection.

Speed, Efficiency and Flexibility

The cars take only week or two to most of African Countries. The British are efficient and effective in negotiation and flexible on prices. There is always a possibility to negotiate the price and earn some discount. Contact us if you need us to negotiate for you.

Full Vehicle History and Honesty

Most car dealers in UK are honest if compare with other countries. Basically you get what you see. On the other hand, information on car history can be found on the UK government website

Frequent Questions

Is Duty, Tax (VAT) and Custom Charges in my country included in the price?

Duty, VAT and Custom Charges in your country is not included in the price. It must be paid by you or via an agent of your choice at the border of your country.

Can I make payment in Tanzania?

Not yet. You will be able to make payment in Tanzania very soon.

How to Buy and Make Payment?

You choose the vehicle, confirm with us, we send quote invoice, you transfer or pay us, we pay your customer. You can also pay directly to the seller, but we prefer to be in control of all transactions to make sure you are paying the right seller.

Payment can be via TT (Bank Transfer); Westernunion and paypal. Details to be provided when on process.

I would like to get advice how to choose vehicle in Tanzania. Do you have advisory services?

Not yest. Soon, you will get assisted at our local offices in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Tunduma, Moshi and Zanzibar. We will have professional sales staffs. If you live in other regions, you can make inquiry by phone or email.

Is the price including Clearing & Delivery?

No. The price does not include clearance and delivery. Soon, RINTES will partner with local clearing agents in Dar es Salaam to help you save time and money by using our service without any worries.

Can I make installment payment?

No. At the moment, we do not accept installment payment.

How to know Tax, Duty and Other Expenses?

If you need to know total cost including duty and other expenses, please contact us, phone or at office. Consultation is FREE for RINTES’s vehicles.

Does CIF price include tax and duty?

No, duty and tax are not included in the price. You will need to pay duty through your clearing agent.

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