The most recommended port for vehicle shipment is port of Cotonou.
No age restriction on used vehicles imported to Benin. Thus, Beninese can import used vehicle of any age.
Pre Shipment Inspection on used vehicles is required prior to their importation into the country.
Regulations To Follow
New autos are dutiable (amount to be paid depends on value, model, year, cubic centimeters and accessories).
Vehicle must have its own Original Bill of Lading (separate from the household goods OBL) stating the weight of the vehicle (in kilograms), the engine and chassis serial numbers, the engine CC, and the make, model and year of manufacture.
Only one vehicle is permitted.
Commercial or Purchase Invoice
Original Bill of Lading (BOL)
Non-Sale Certificate- Client declaration to not sell the vehicle
Origin Certificate of Title and Registration
Duties and Taxes
Taxes on car will depend on age, power, etc.
No exemption- 50percent CIF
Diplomats- 0.15percent CIF
Temporary Admission- 5.85percent CIF