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DR Congo

Shipping Ports

Destination ports where imported vehicles may land: Kinshasa, Port of Banana, Port of Boma and Port of Matad.



Shipping Method

There are two ways to ship a vehicle; one can use either a shipping container or import by cheap and most popular Ro-Ro shipping method.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of only Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicle is permitted in Congo.



  • Motor vehicles of more than 6 months old from the date of 1st registration to the transport document date are exempted from pre-shipment inspection if they fulfil the requirements on age for the importation of used motor vehicles.


Age Restriction

  • No age restriction on used vehicles imported to DR Congo. So, in DR Congo can import used vehicle of any age.


Documents for custom clearance

  • An original or certified copy of the vehicle registration document (V5C or logbook).

  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL)-The OBL must show chassis number, engine number, and cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand and model.

  • Commercial or purchase Invoice.

  • Legal conveyance certificate.

  • Original certificate of vehicle inspection or legal copy of the country of origin.


Import Taxes Rates

  • Custom Duties ranges from 8percent to 46.1percent.

  • VAT ranges from 8percent to 13percent.

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