How To Import Used Cars In Zimbabwe | Payment, Import Duty, Clearing Process

How To Import Used Cars In Zimbabwe

This article is written by BE FORWARD Supporters ID 30317 Takudzwa Masvaure in Zimbabwe from his experience.
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What I Did to Decide My First Car With Good Condition

In 2014, I decided to buy my very own car. As a person who had a steady income and had been admiring  other people’s cars, I decided it was time to have my own ‘wheels’ to roll around and give me convenience going to work and going around. Since it would be my first car, I decided that it should be a car with a small engine but big enough to carry my friends and family around when the need arose. I set out a comprehensive research and found out that the best place to get a reliable vehicle would be at BE FORWARD.

As it was my first time, I did an extensive research on BE FORWARD and finally I saw a 2002 Green Honda Fit that was on a weekly special at about 30% discount.
The price had been reduced to $368 FOB and $1400 Cost, Insurance, Freight (CIF) to Dar es Salaam. The engine was small enough for my specifications, at 1,330 cc it was an ideal fuel saver fit for my income as it would let me drive to work at almost the same cost as public transport. At 55,740 km, the Honda Fit had a very good mileage and was relatively new. It had an automatic gearbox with extras including power steering, power windows, air conditioning and airbags; my Honda Fit was a perfect ride for me.

Payment Process After Ordering

Soon after ordering my vehicle, I received an invoice and within the prescribed 48 hours of the car being set aside for me, I made a bank transfer and sent through the Telegraphic Transfer (TT) copy. Within a week or so, I received an email notifying me that my vehicle had been loaded onto CAP and I could follow the progress of my vehicle. I was asked to confirm the information on the Bill of Lading and I did just that. My car was finally on the way, anxiety and excitement gripped me over the prospect of driving my own vehicle. I received my Bill of Lading and Export Certificate via DHL.

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