Mozambique Import Duty on Cars from Japan & Europe require (MOZ number)

Dear Customers,

My office receive lots of inquiry and I want to clear some of the misconceptions for you to avoid more cost and delays before shipping your car. Mozambique requires you to get MOZ number at the local Mozambique Intertek Office before shipping. Along with getting that number, your car will also be tested. Both import and export licenses are required for all goods. The average nominal customs tariff rate was reduced from 18% to 10% in 1996. Mozambique chaired the Southern African Development Community (SADC) from 1990–2000, and houses its Communications Commission (SATCC) in Maputo.  For vehicles import you need Circulation Permit and Pre-declaration through customs.

Mozambique Customs Authorities take time to process documents. Use an official agent (customs broker) like GAL Despachos Aduaneiros Lda. to minimize the clearing problems!
Address: Rua Robati Carlos #83, 2 Andar #6
City: Maputo, Mozambique
TeleFax: +258 21 30 18 73
Cell: +258 84 77 25 893 


The bill of lading or airway bill, and packing list are required to clear all shipments,

To import a motor vehicle you need the following documentation:

  • Bill of lading, consisting of 1 original and 3 copies,
  • Packing lists (in Portuguese/English), 1 copy with indication of value of the items listed
  • Invoices
  • Copy of insurance documents and freight invoice,
  • Application for exemption of customs duty, (Pedido de isenção de direitos) (Takes two weeks after application)
  • Certified copy of your passport. Can be obtained in Maputo.

Mozambique Inspection by Intertek

This may take up to 10 days depending on how busy the inspectors are. Booking of your vehicle for shipment will be arranged once the Intertek inspection is completed.

Currently the majority of Mozambican customers are arranging their own inspection or contact Gal Despachos Aduaneiros Lda. to get you a Moz number and clear your car with custom upon arrival in Maputo.

Registration Book Livrete

The “Livrete” vehicle registration book is to be always with the vehicle. The police might stop you and request proof of vehicle registration. You should have your registration book copied and certified. Please bear in mind that it is an offence to drive a vehicle without its particulars in Mozambique.

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2 thoughts on “Mozambique Import Duty on Cars from Japan & Europe require (MOZ number)

  1. Hie.I would like to buy a car from Japan and have it registered in Mozambique. I am a Zimbabwean. I used to have a work permit for Mozambique that has now expired. Am I eligible to register it there?


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