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    1. Contact us

    Contact our sales team by visiting our offices, via telephone, email to or submit a query right here online.

    We will assign you a car imports specialist who will guide you in selection of a vehicle and support you via the entire import process.

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    2. Vehicle purchase

    Once you have agreed on vehicle specifications and budget with our car imports specialist, we will proceed to identify a suitable vehicle, inspect it and purchase from auctions in Japan.

    You will sign a sales contract detailing all terms and conditions for the vehicle import.

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    3. Shipping

    Upon successful purchase, we will receive vehicle from auction house, deregister it from Japan, conduct roadworthiness inspection and then transport it to the shipping docks.

    Your vehicle will leave Japan between 2 and 3 weeks from date of purchase and the vessel will take approx 4 weeks on the high seas to reach Mombasa port.

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    4. Mombasa port clearance

    You will pay import duty to Kenya revenue authority once vehicle has been received at the clearing terminal (CFS) in Mombasa. Once vehicle has been cleared and registered in Mombasa, we will transport it to Nairobi via a vehicle carrier.

    The clearing and transport process will require one week.

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    5. Vehicle delivery

    Once car has been cleared in Mombasa, we shall deliver the vehicle to you as per agreement.

    If your vehicle is financed via bank loan, we will deliver the car to your after your bank has processed the loan. Most banks take an average of about one week to process a car loan.

Payments procedure

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    First instalment: 10 % of total vehicle cost is paid as deposit to enable us inspect and purchase the vehicle in Japan. This amount is fully refundable anytime upon request by buyer if purchase has not been successful.

    Second instalment: 40 % of total vehicle cost is paid upon successful purchase of vehicle in Japan to enable us make arrangements for its shipping to Mombasa.

    Third instalment: Import duty is payable by the buyer direct to Kenya Revenue Authority once vessel has docked in Mombasa. This is usually equal to approximately 30 % of the total vehicle cost.

    Final instalment: Balance on total cost is paid once vehicle has arrived in Nairobi and you have inspected it to confirm that it is as ordered. This is usually equal to approx. 20 % of the total cost.

Bank account details

All remittances should be made to account for “EAST AFRICA MOTORS LTD”. The bank account details will be specified in the invoice and sales agreement. We have KES, USD, EUR and GBP bank accounts with various banks in Kenya

Why should you import with East Africa Motors Ltd?

Most of our sales come through recommendations from satisfied customers. And that is one of the many reasons we believe you will be happy with us too!

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