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No importation of second hand vehicles older than seven years from January next year;Government now declares.

Kenya Bureau of Standards through the media notified Kenyans including returning residents and diplomatic staff of the move that takes effect as from 1st January 2018.

“Further, certificates of roadworthiness for vehicles whose first year of first registration is 2010 will not be valid after 31st December 2017. All vehicles issued with such certificates must have arrived at the port of entry by 31st December 2017. Any 2010 models arriving after 31st Dec 2017 will be deemed not to be complying and shall be rejected at the port of entry,” the report stated.

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 In August, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) re-based its taxation of used car imports, raising the duty payable on prices of some Mercedes and Mazda models by more than 50% and consequently will be retailing at between Sh145,000 and Sh364,000.

In determining car import duty, KRA uses the year of first registration to determine the depreciation of the motor vehicles.

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