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Thailand, Dubai, Singapore and England United Kingdom top car, pickup truck, SUV, vans, minibus, trucks, bus and machinery exporter to Mayotte and other countries of Southern Africa

Jim is Thailand’s top car exporter, Dubai’s top car exporter, Singapore’s top car exporter and England United Kingdom’s top car exporter and 4×4 exporter, importer and dealer of New 2016 2017 and Used 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 models of Toyota Hilux Vigo, Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, Isuzu Dmax, Isuzu MU-7 and other 4×4 pickups and SUVs to the RHD and LHD countries of the world including Mayotte. Jim is also Thailand’s top car exporter to Africa. We are exporting RHD vehicles to all countries of Southern and Eastern Africa and Left Hand Drive vehicles to LHD countries of Southern, Central and Western Africa.

Jim has dominated export of vehicles to Southern Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Mayotte, Seychelles and Angola.

Since Mayotte is a Left Hand Drive country most of our exports are of Left hand Drive Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Prado, Toyota Hilux, Toyota RAV-4, Toyota FJ Cruiser and hundreds of other LHD vehicles from 30 major brands from our Dubai office Jim Autos Dubai.

We also dominate exports to Eastern Africa. After banning of imported stolen vehicles, Jim has emerged as Thailand’s top car exporter and top 4×4 exporter to Uganda, Kenya and other East African countries as Tanzania and Malawi just as we were Thailand’s top car exporter and top 4×4 exporter to Southern African countries. Please note that right now while you can only import vehicles from between 2001 and 2008 as Kenya only allows importation of cars that are less than eight years old. Uganda used to have no such restrictions but this year (2008) Uganda will also have this eight year restriction. We are sending mostly used second-hand Toyota Hilux Tiger and nearly new and new Toyota Hilux Vigoto Uganda, Kenya and the rest of East Africa. Please see their Images (Pics) at

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest Customs Union in the world.  SACU came into existence on 11 December 1979 with the signature of the Customs Union Agreement between South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. It entered into force on the 1st of March 1970, thereby replacing the Customs Union Agreement of 1910. It was renegotiated in 1994.

SACU revenue constitutes a substantial share of the state revenue of the BLNS (Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland) countries.

Products imported into South Africa can therefore circulate freely within these 4 countries.

Eastern Africa includes Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Zambia are Right Hand Drive countries while Burundi, Rwanda, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan are Left Hand Drive countries. Malawi and Zambia are sometimes counted among Southern African countries as well and are a part of South African Regional organizations as well. We serve Tanzania from Dar-es-Salaam port and Kenya from Mombasa port. Ugandan Burundi and Rwandan buyers prefer Mombasa but can also route via Dar-es-Salaam. Malawians buyers have choice between Mombasa, Dar-es-Salaam and Durban.  All the other countries have their own ports but our shipment to Southern Sudan are often routed via Mombasa.

thailand top Toyota Vigo and 4x4 pickup SUV exporter to Southern AfricaSouthern African countries include Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Angola, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mayotte, and Réunion. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Seychelles are Right Hand Drive countries while Angola, Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, and Réunion are Left Hand Drive countries.

Please note that Jim is Thailand’s largest exporter to Africa. People may find it daunting to export to Comoros but not with Jim. Email us now at [email protected] and discover the Jim difference. Jim is family-owned and family-operated since 1911 and is known for its superior integrity, great customer service, great prices, great selection, great quality and great speed of delivery.

The founder members of the East African Community Customs Union are Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In December 2006, Burundi and Rwanda were admitted into the Union. Members of COMESA are Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Finally, South African Development Community (SADC) is comprised of Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The majority of our exports to Southern Africa are going to Durban based dealers who buy it for their customers in different parts of South and East Africa.

French African Dependencies – Mayotte

Thailand top new and used car 4x4 vigo triton exporter to MayotteMayotte, the southernmost of four main islands in the Comoros Archipelago, with an area of 374 sq km (144 sq mi), lies in the Mozambique Channel about 480 km (300 mi) NW of Madagascar, at 12° 49′ S and 45° 17′ E. Mayotte is surrounded by a coral reef, which encloses the islets of M’Zambourou (Grand Terre) and Pamanzi.

Since Mayotte is part of the Comoros Archipelago, Comoros lays a claim on it but it continues to remain a French dependency as its population apparently wants to remain a part of France.

Mayotte Import Duty

Apparently, customs Duty are the same as in European Union.

Information for private individuals – Importing a Private Vehicle into France and French Dependencies as Mayotte and Reunion from Thailand

“Private vehicles” mean, for the purpose of this article:

  •  motor cars principally designed for the transport of persons (including station wagons, house trailers, motor homes, trailers and semi-trailers),
  •  motorcycles (including mopeds), that are subject to licensing formalities and imported by an individual for his or her private use.
  • For other types of vehicles (motor cars principally designed for the transport of goods – such as pick-up trucks -, special purpose motor vehicles, vintage cars, etc…) other rules and regulations apply.

I. Normal clearance procedure 

Subject to the exemptions listed under II, III and IV below, foreign made vehicles imported into France (i.e. non-European Community), whether new or used, attract Customs duties, depending on the origin of the vehicles, and, all vehicles imported into the country, irrespective of their origin, are liable to value added tax (VAT) at the uniform applicable rate of 19.6%.

The following countries are members of the European Community/Union:

Austria (excluding Liechtenstein), Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Monaco and the Overseas departments of Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique and la Réunion, but excluding Andorra, the Overseas territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis & Futuna, as well as the territorial collectivities of Mayotte and Saint Pierre & Miquelon), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (excluding San Marino and the Vatican City), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (excluding Ceuta & Melilla and the Canary Islands), Sweden, the UK (including the Isle of Man but excluding the Channel Islands and the British Dependent Territories).

When the vehicle is imported directly into France from Thailand, Customs duties and VAT will be collected at the port of entry by the French Customs & Excise Service.

When the vehicle is shipped to France via another Member State of the European Union:

 Customs duties (levied at a uniform rate throughout the European Community) will have been paid at the port of entry into that State: only VAT will, therefore, have to be paid in France. It will not be collected by Customs but by the French Internal Revenue Service, the local tax collector (“receveur des impôts” );

 the vehicle will have moved to France from the port of entry in-bond (under the external Community transit procedure, i.e. under cover of a “T1” declaration), in which case, both Customs duties and VAT will have to be paid when the vehicle is cleared with the French Customs & Excise Service.

Applicable rates
Origin of the vehicle (1) Origin of the vehicle (1)
Duties/ Taxes A country tied to the EC by a trade agreement A country which is not tied to the EC by a trade agreement (2) Assessment
Customs duty Free or reduced duty rate, depending on the provisions of the agreement automobiles: 10% motor homes: 10%
motorcycles: 9%
house trailers: 5.3%
trailers: 5.3%
The value of the imported vehicle (3), duty excluded, plus , where applicable, the cost of transport and insurance to the place of introduction into the EC and the value of any equipment, material or component incorporated in the vehicle
VAT 19.6% 19.6% The value of the imported vehicle (3), duty and tax excluded, plus, where applicable, Customs duty and incidental costs

(1) country where the vehicle was made. Note: if the vehicle was manufactured in the EC but had been previously exported to a third (non-EC) country, it is deemed, when re-imported, to have been made in that third country, and is therefore subject to the applicable duty rate;

(2) such as Canada or the US;

(3) the value, duty and tax excluded, is assessed as follows:

 you have a commercial invoice: the value will be the “transaction value” tax excluded, mentioned on that invoice, provided it is the price actually paid for the vehicle. For a secondhand vehicle, the invoice must be replaced by a seller’s certificate showing the actual purchase price and signed by the present owner;

 you have no commercial invoice nor seller’s certificate: the value will be assessed:

 either in conformity with standard values for new and used cars available in publications equivalent to the Blue Book in the US (Argus; Red Book; Sport Auto; Caravane-Camping-car; Officiel du Cycle et du Motocycle, etc…) if your vehicle is not sold in France or with the French Argus if the car is sold in France;
 or, failing that, by reference to the manufacturer’s selling price of your vehicle or of similar vehicles.

 Customs may deduct from this assessed value certain amounts – variable according to the type of vehicle and the publication used as the reference – to take into consideration the depreciation of the vehicle.

How to process your import through Customs?

You will need to submit to Customs at the French port of entry the following documents:

 foreign (i.e. Canadian or US) registration of the vehicle;

 a commercial invoice, where applicable;

 a T1 declaration (consisting of copies #4, 5 and 7 of the single administrative document – or SAD) where the vehicle has been imported through another Member State of the EU and has been sent in-bond to a French port of entry; this declaration must be submitted, in principle, to the French Customs office “of destination” entered in box #53 of the declaration, and always within the time limit prescribed by the Customs office “of departure” (in the other Member State of the EU); note that in-bond transit in the EU under a T1 declaration is usually covered by a guarantee;

 where the vehicle is imported directly from the country where it was manufactured and if this country has concluded a trade agreement with the EC, a movement certificate EUR.1, so that you may be eligible for the free or reduced duty rates as defined in the agreement.

After clearing Customs, you will be handed a copy of the import declaration, a receipt, as well as a customs entry certificate (“certificat de dédouanement”) #846 A.


Once the vehicle has been cleared through Customs, you are under a strict obligation to apply for its registration under a French domestic license plate. You should complete this formality without delay and, in any case, within 4 months of importing the vehicle into France.

You should get in touch with your local “préfecture” for more information. But bear in mind that you will not be issued a French license plate unless: – you submit the customs entry certificate #846 A or, if you have paid Value Added Tax to the French Internal Revenue Service (“Direction Générale des Impôts”), a certificate of intra-Community acquisition (“certificat d’acquisition”) issued by the local tax collector;

– you have the vehicle’s conformity to French safety and environment standards checked by the local “direction régionale de l’industrie, de la recherche et de l’environnement” (DRIRE). Almost all vehicles purchased outside France are not manufactured to comply with French standards and will require modifications, sometimes of an expensive nature. You are particularly advised, prior to shipping the vehicle to France, to check with the manufacturer in Canada or the US the kinds of modifications that will be required to bring the vehicle in conformity with French standards. Nonconforming vehicles must be exported. After the expiration of the 4-month time limit, they may not be driven in France with the foreign license plates.

For more information on the changes you will have to undertake you can contact one of the DRIRE (addresses on the website:

Failure to comply may result in severe penalties.

II. Special clearance procedure for those moving house

If you move house to France on a permanent basis (as distinct from a seasonal resident) and you had been living outside the European Union for the last 12 months prior to your arrival in (or return to) France, you may import your vehicle free of duty and VAT, provided you meet the following conditions:

 it is not a commercial or industrial vehicle;

 you have been the actual owner it for at least 6 months prior to exporting it to France;

 you have paid all applicable internal taxes in Canada or the US when purchasing it (which normally excludes cars owned by diplomats, for instance, unless they prove that they have paid those taxes);

 the vehicle is specified in the comprehensive list in duplicate, signed and dated, of all the goods you are moving to France, with the identification of its value, make, model and serial number, where applicable.

How to proceed?

You must submit to Customs at the port of entry:

 the above-mentioned list in duplicate of all the goods imported into France (in one or more shipments) as part of your moving;

 any justification that you have been a permanent resident of a third (i.e. non-EC) country, such as Canada or the US, for the last 12 months, and that you are establishing residency in France.

Note: vehicles once registered with a French domestic license plate and exported when moving abroad may be returned duty and tax free when you move back to France on a permanent basis.

When the vehicle is cleared in Customs, you will receive:

 a copy of the list endorsed by Customs;

 a customs entry certificate (“certificat de dédouanement”) #846 A.


1. You may not sell or rent or otherwise dispose of the duty and tax exempted vehicle within 12 months after import;

2. Your vehicle is subject to registration at the local “préfecture” under a French domestic license plate and to conformity checks by the local “DRIRE” in the same conditions as those described under I above.

III. Special clearance procedure for tourists

If you are a Canadian or US resident and you are visiting the European Union as a tourist, you may temporarily import a private vehicle duty and tax free.

Who qualifies as a tourist under French Customs law?

Anyone who does not stay in the European Union more than 185 days in one calendar year and who does not enter the EU with a view to immigrating or to finding a paid job, even on a short-term basis.

What kind of vehicles may be temporarily imported by tourists?

Tourists are allowed to import the following vehicles (not more than one in each category):

 passenger car;
 house trailer;
 motor home.

Tourists may drive with their own Canadian or US license plates and with their own personal driver’s licenses, provided they comply with the driving minimum age requirement in France of 18 and they have a valid insurance. Those vehicles do not have to meet the French safety and environment standards.

What conditions apply to vehicles imported temporarily by tourists?

  •  they cannot be used by French residents;
  •  they must be for your personal use and should in no way be sold, rented or otherwise disposed of in France;
  •  temporary admission is granted for a period of six months starting from your arrival in the EU;
  •  all such vehicles must be exported when the six-month time limit has expired.

Note: repairs carried out on the vehicle in France are liable to VAT (non-refundable).

IV. Other special clearance procedures

They are available to trainees, interns, individuals sent on secondment as well as to students in French schools and colleges.

One vehicle only may be temporarily imported duty and tax free, at the following conditions:

 it must have been subject, in Canada or the US, to the applicable domestic taxation (i.e. regularly licensed in those countries);
 it should be only for your personal use during your stay in France;
 it should not be sold, rented or otherwise disposed of in France;

you should hold a Canadian or US driver’s license (and be at least 18 years old) and a valid Canadian or US insurance.

The vehicle does not have to comply with the French safety and environment standards.

The temporary admission is granted for a maximum period of twelve months (trainee, interns, seconded individuals) and for the entire duration of the studies (school or college). The application must be documented with Customs at the port of entry with the temporary employment contract, the letter of acceptance of the internship, the certificate of enrollment at school or college, where applicable.

Note: Customs will usually require the posting of a bond or another security.


Southern Africa

SACU (the Southern African Customs Union)

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest Customs Union in the world.  SACU came into existence on 11 December 1979 with the signature of the Customs Union Agreement between South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. It entered into force on the 1st of March 1970, thereby replacing the Customs Union Agreement of 1910. It was renegotiated in 1994.

SACU revenue constitutes a substantial share of the state revenue of the BLNS (Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland) countries.

Products imported into South Africa can therefore circulate freely within these 4 countries.


Regional Agreements

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) has been operating, in one form or another, since 1981.  COMESA aims to promote economic integration via the removal of barriers to trade and investment among COMESA member states. Moreover, COMESA aims to advocate for infrastructure development, and development in science and technology. Economic integration is envisaged to progress from the Free Trade Area (FTA) to an economic monetary union. The FTA became operational on 1st November 2000 with nine participating countries initially. The nine member countries that are implementing zero tariffs are Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  However in January 2004, Burundi and Rwanda joined the FTA, bringing the total number of participating countries to eleven.  

The COMESA FTA is an agreement among members not to apply customs duties or charges on goods traded amongst themselves.  The eligible goods for duty-free treatment must meet the agreed upon Rules of Origin.  Members also agree to eliminate all non-tariff barriers to trade between them.

A COMSEA Certificate of Origin is required for each consignment of goods and is obtained from the Revenue Authority in respective member countries. 

The Southern Africa Development Community

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) aims to promote regional integration and sustainable development in the regional community.

Members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising 14 countries, signed a Trade Protocol, which calls for the implementation of a Free Trade Area.  Each country has negotiated two reduced tariff schedules.  One schedule is applicable only for South Africa, and another schedule for all other SADC members. Zambia’s implementation of her offer, effective 30th April 2001, is provided to those countries that provide Zambia with the SADC reduced tariff schedule. 

The reduction of tariffs to South Africa provide for delayed liberalization, while the schedule to other members provide for broader and faster access to the South Africa market.  The tariff schedule applicable to SADC members, with the exception of South Africa, has three categories.  Category A products are those products which go to zero-duty immediately upon implementation.  The tariff for Category B products gradually goes down to zero-duty over a period of eight years, and the tariff of Category C products reaches zero-duty twelve years after implementation.  Category C products are known as sensitive products, and include for Zambia meat and dairy products, tea, some flours, raw sugar, cement, textiles and clothing, and motor vehicles.

Plans are currently underway to establish a Free Trade Agreement by 2008, and a SADC Customs Union by 2010.

A SADC Certificate of Origin is required for each consignment of goods and is obtained from the Revenue Authority. 

South Africa – RHD

South Africa is one of Bloomstar’s – and by extension Jim Autos ‘ – global hub. Our Gold Partners have dealership in Durban Port and after keeping the vehicles suitable for South African markets, they resell the rest to the customers who flock to Durban port from all parts of Africa. We are exporting a number of new and Jim Quality Toyota and Mitsubishi vehicles to South Africa, some for South African consumers while the vast number of vehicles are imported for the express purpose of re-export to other Southern African countries.

The main zones of economic concentration are located in the main South African conglomerations: Johannesburg / Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.

The entire motor vehicle imports and exports (over 175,000 units in 2003/04) are handled through two major car terminals at Durban, East London with an additional number handled at Port Elizabeth. Durban Container Terminal (DCT) is South Africa’s largest and one of the busiest and best equipped in the southern Hemisphere. DCT serves as a pivotal hub for the entire southern Africa region, serving trade links to the Far East, Middle East, Australasia, South America, North America and Europe. The terminal also serves as a transshipment hub for East Africa and Warning: Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, Jim Autos Thailand, its sister companies or its parent company The Jim Group of Companies, cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance

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