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Duty Finance is now available for all Kenyan Customers!

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tradecarview is
One of the Largest Automobile Site in JAPAN.

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Testimonials in Kenya

Kenya Kenya

Level of Satisfaction 3.0

I purchased safely with Tradecarview and I am happy of the quality of the services rendered and moreso because I was able to perform the transaction safely. However Carview also need to ensure that the dealers capture all the fine details of the vehicle .

Kenya Kenya

Level of Satisfaction 3.0

I loved the experience and the confidence brought by tradecarview, though the Kenyan office require an additional 80 USD fee. The car options in tradecarview are many and I could get variety and price options that were many than anywhere else.

The Import Procedure

  • step1

    Find the car you are interested in!

    ※You can serch with year, model, Price, Steering etc

  • step2

    When you find the car you are interested in...
    Make an inquiry to the Seller/Dealer!

  • step3

    Negotiate with the Supplier
    by exchanging messages

  • step4

    Request Proforma Invoice

  • step5

    Place your Order

  • step6


  • step7

    The seller will inform you the following things.
    Please wait for the updates from the seller.

    Payment Confirmation, Shipping Schedule, B/L copy, Original Document

  • step8

    You receive the order

The Import Regulation

Shipping Destination ports


Age restriction

No more than 7 years after first registration year. No more than 1 year gap between first registration year and manufactured year.

Road worthiness Inspection


Other restrictions

Right Hand Drive.(Exceptions for special cars e.g. ambulance and fire engine)

Import taxes rates

Type of Taxes chargePercentage
Import Duty25% of CIF
Excise Duty20%
VAT16% of VAT value
Cumulative Taxes on all vehicles76.75% of dutiable value

Clearing agents information

For more information

*This page contents are based on information acquired in February 2013.

Logistics Service

By using tradecarview there will be no hassle in searching for the local clearing agents for your car. Simply select the logistics service when you order for a car and get the full assistance with a special discount!

*Please note that the original documents are sent to the clearing agents for quick clearing of your car.
The logistics service is offered in the following ports:

PortCountries covered
DurbanZimbabwe,Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia
Dar es SalaamTanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Congo,
MombasaKenya, Uganda, Sudan,
South Sudan


ServicesWith tradecarviewWithout tradecarview
Arranged Logistics AgentcheckNo
Clearing & ForwardingcheckNo
Logistics discountcheckNo

Frequently Asked Question


About tradecarview
What is
Does tradecarview have stocks of cars or physical showroom?
Does tradecarview take part in any of the transaction?
How do I send an offer, negotiate and/or contact the sellers directly?
Registration Issues
Do I need to pay any charge to register in tradecarview?
How can I become a member of
How can I reset my password?
How to Buy
How can I search for a car ?
How can I buy a car on tradecarview?
Is it possible to negotiate the price on
How many steps are involved in buying a car on
How does tradecarview secures my money ?
How to buy a car with the money back guarantee service ?
How do I trust the Seller`s on
Payment Issues
Where do I send the payment?
What are the mode of payment allowed by tradecarview ?
Can I use tradecarview for transfering funds if I am buying a car within Japan?
How long does it take to confirm my Payment
Who confirms the payment?
After my payment has been confirmed what next?
Shipment issues
How can I estimate shipping costs?
How long does it take to receive the car?
How long does it take to receive the copy of Bill of lading(B/L) after the car left Japan?
Who sends me the all the original documents?