The most recommended port for vehicle shipment is port of Cotonou.
No age restriction on used vehicles imported to Benin. Thus, Beninese can import used vehicle of any age.
Pre Shipment Inspection on used vehicles is required prior to their importation into the country.
Documents Required for vehicle clearance:
Copy of Entry Visa
Letter of Employment (must identify the name, job title, and company of person who will receive the vehicle as employed by the company)
Passport - copy, with Angolan entry visa stamps
Contributor Card "Cartao de Contribuinte" and "Resident Card" - copies
Declaration of Value letter signed by the shipper
Pack List - in English or Portuguese
Taxation Number (importation license)
Copy of airline ticket showing a valid coupon for a return fligh.
If the vehicle is imported for companies, an import license is needed.
Regulations To Follow:
New autos are dutiable (amount to be paid depends on value, model, year, cubic centimeters and accessories).
Vehicle must have its own Original Bill of Lading (separate from the household goods OBL) stating the weight of the vehicle (in kilograms), the engine and chassis serial numbers, the engine CC, and the make, model and year of manufacture.
Only one vehicle is permitted.
Duties and Taxes:
No exemption- 50percent CIF
Diplomats- 0.15percent CIF
Temporary Admission- 5.85percent CIF
Commercial or Purchase Invoice
Original Bill of Lading (BOL)
Non-Sale Certificate- Client declaration to not sell the vehicle