Ghana Used Car Import Note

Year Restriction 

  • Max. 10 Years old

Documents Required

  • The year of manufacture
  • The name and address of the manufacturer of the used car and
  • The home delivery value of the used car.
  • Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Purchase Invoice & Insurance Policy – original
  • Original Bill of Lading – state chassis & engine numbers, CC size, brand and model
  • International Driver’s License
  • Customs Form C. 12/SAD

Regulations for importation of vehicles

  • Only LHD vehicles are allowed
  • Used cars over 10 years old require a graduated duty and penalty (according to year of manufacture). The age of a motor vehicle imported under the law is calculated with effect from the year in which the motor vehicle was first manufactured. The age of a vehicle is a crucial determinant in valuation for duty purposes.
  • Under current Ghana regulations, used cars older than 10 years are subject to limited import or additional tariffs and additional tariffs are as follows:

1) More than 10 to less than 12 years: 5% of cif
2) More than 12 to less than 15 years: 20% of cif
3) From 15 years to less than 25 years: 50% of cif
4) From 25 years to less than 35 years: 70% of cif
5) Over 35 years: 100% of cif