Age restrictions for export

PLEASE NOTE BELOW INFO IS SUBJECT TO CHANGES AND JUST AS INDICATION.

Angola - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Luanda

* 6 years on passenger cars, including Small vans and Big vans

* 10 years on trucks and buses as from empty weight of 3,5 tons

* no age restrcitions to be applied on agricultural and industrial machines ( bulldozers, motorgraders,excavator, crushers etc.), boats ...

Benin - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Cotonou 

No restrcitions on age

Cameroun - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Douala

No restrictions on age

Democratic Republic of Congo - dd. 20/04/2018

Ports: Boma, Matadi

* cars, svans up to max. 10 seats -> 10yrs

* vans: utility vehicles and vans exceeding 10 seats -> 7yrs

* all trucks/machinery/heavy vehicles are limited to 10 yrs

Equatorial Guinea - dd. 20/04/2018

Ports: Bata, Malabo

*Cars: 12 yrs from date of first registration at country of origin

*Vans/Minibus : 15 yrs

*Bus: 18 yrs

*Trucks / others : 18 yrs

Egypt - 9/2019

For high & heavy, trucks & machines: no restriction

Passenger vehicles may only be imported up to one year after the date of manufacture.

https://www.export.gov/apex/article2?id=Egypt-Prohibited-Restricted-Imports

Gabon - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Libreville

* Max. 5 years on vehicles

of less than 10 seats and max 3.500 kos 

and public transport vehicles more than 9 seats

* Max. 6 years on goods vehicles over 3.500 kos

* no restriction on special equipment and no motorized vehicles

Gambia - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Banjul

No restrictions on age

Ghana - dd. 01/05/2019

Port: TEMA

NO EXCAVATORS ALLOWED AS FROM BL DATE 01/05/2019

Guinea - dd. 30/06/21

Port: Conakry

Please be advised that the authorities in Guinee will introduce an age restriction for the import of vehicles.

Those ‘in transit’ are exempt.

Effective from a loading / bill of lading date of 15/07/2021

 

Max 13 years

 

RHD vehicles remain forbidden.

Ivory Coast - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Abidjan

Cars/Svans/Bvans : less than 7 yrs

Trucks: less than 10yrs

In practice: only vehicles (c,v,t) of 10 yrs and more are subject to a fine

Libya - dd. 09/04/2019

Ports: Misurata/Benghazi/Tripoli/Al Khums

For cars / small vans / big vans - max 10 years

Liberia - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Monrovia

* An age limit of ten years

* A punitive tax is introduced for units over 10 years old as per below

- 11-15yrs : 10%

- 16-20 yrs : 20%

- over 20 yrs : Banned

Mauritania - dd. 20/01/21

Port: Nouakchott

No restrictions on age

Morocco - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Casablanca

No restrictions on age

Nigeria - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Lagos

* No import of used motor vehicle (cars/svans) above 15 years from the years of manufacture

Republic of Congo - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Pointe Noire

No restrictions on age

Senegal - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Dakar

* cars -> 8yrs

* vehicles for personnel transport -> 8yrs

* vehicles for goods transportation -> 10yrs

Sierra Leone - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Freetown

No restrictions on age

Suriname - dd. 09/04/2019

Port: Paramaribo - Passenger cars max 8 years

Togo - dd. 20/04/2018

Port: Lome

No restrictions on age