• Montana Park, Pretoria, South Africa

Dealerships & Export sales

Are you confused when a foreign client wants to purchase a vehicle from your dealership? Well, look no further!!!

Scenario 1: You as car sales executive gets a client from e.g. Zambia, Zimbabwe, the UK or any other country that wants to purchase a vehicle on your floor for export – what do you do?

Since dealerships are not familiar with export procedures, the dealers would prefer to either “walk away” from such a transaction or tell the client that “we will only sell the vehicle to you” and then you leave it up to the client to arrange his own export, rather than closing the deal by making sure the client is assisted and happy.

This is where the expertise and service offerings of AutomobileXports come to your aid! Not only do we have vast automotive-related experience, we are experts with vehicle export formalities. (And probably the only company in South Africa dealing with this sort of business, with lots of traceable references available.)

Remember, if you as a seller can offer the “full Monty” of export formalities and offer the foreign client an excellent buying experience and an honest vehicle / deal, it would result in MANY future leads to come from that client. “Word-of-mouth” advertising (to friends and family) is the major type of advertising in Africa and other foreign countries regarding South African dealerships!

      • Cars
      • SUV’s
      • Pickups
      • Trucks
      • Motorcycles
      • Busses
      • Trailers
      • Tractors / agricultural machines
      • Earth moving / construction vehicles

Here is a quick overview on the available services with an explanation of what we can offer to you as a dealership, or to the foreign client. Please see the pricing structures further down the page, and the all-inclusive costs and requirements list for each export country.

  • Pre-inspection of vehicle, referred to as the JEVIC or QISJ test. This is a very strict examination where EVERY aspect of the vehicle gets assessed – mechanical, electronic and bodywork. A passed inspection is required for certain African countries’s import regulations. (We’ll indicate the specific country’s requirements below)
  • Police / SARPCO export clearance. (Should a SADC Certificate of Origin situation be applicable, we can ONLY do the police clearance in Pretoria)
  • Customs export clearance (Clearing agent at SA exit border or port)
  • VAT reclaim on behalf of the client. This would only be applicable on vehicles purchased from VAT registered vendors (thus not private sales). Furthermore, the transaction MUST be done directly between the client – through AutomobileXports – to the dealership or seller. Meaning, the vehicle must be purchased through AutomobileXports as middleman.
  • SADC Certificate of Origin. If a vehicle was manufactured in South Africa and is to be exported to another SADC member country, import tax do not get charged on the vehicle’s import into that country if a SADC certificate is presented. (Other import duties / taxes might still apply) Please note that AutomobileXports can only assist with a SADC certificate if the vehicle is bought through AutomobileXports as middleman between the foreign client and the SA seller.
  • DATA DOT is a unique vehicle marking treatment to help combat vehicle theft. Miniature-sized codes which can only be read with a special microscope are sprayed on various places of the vehicle, and the codes are loaded onto the police data-base for that specific vehicle. A certificate is issued with the DATA DOT codes, but only when done afterwards. (It’s law that all vehicles sold after 2012 in South Africa must be treated with DATA DOT, but in some cases the information was never loaded onto the police’s system, and as such a new DATA DOT must be applied since the certificate is a requirement.)
  • Air, Road or Sea Freight from anywhere in South Africa, to any country in the world at very competitive rates.
  • Fitment of accessories and other equipment (e.g. towbars, window tint, bull bars, snorkels) can be arranged at competitive prices, should the seller not want to deal with such a request from the buyer. (These accessories can be very scarce or pricey in the destination country, so it’s not uncommon for international buyers to request that such equipment must be fitted in South Africa. South Africa have a good reputation on our aftermarket accessories due to our expertise and wide variety of high quality products)

Should you wish to only make use of certain export related services, the individual prices would be respective of each service:

  • ITAC Export permit: R1500-00 (takes two to five days)
  • Police export clearance / SARPCO clearance:
    • Pretoria: R 2 000-00
    • Special offer for Pretoria – should we do ITAC permit AND the SARPCO police clearance, the total fee would only be R 3 000-00! T&C’s apply
    • Johannesburg / East Rand: R 2 500-00
    • Other major towns / cities: R 2 000-00 up to R 3 500-00 (please inquire)
    • NOTE: Should DATA DOT be required for police clearance, it would cost an additional R 700-00
  • VAT reclaim charges: (where possible, and if VAT was paid)
    • if the vehicle was purchased through AutomobileXport, a 10% service fee of the VAT refund amount would be deducted by us upon payout.
    • if the vehicle was NOT purchased through AutomobileXports, a 25% service fee of the VAT refund amount would be deducted by us upon payout. (T&C’s apply)
  • JEVIC / QISJ inspection and roadworthy test: R 3 500-00 to R 4 500-00 (depending on export country, please inquire)
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from Kempton Park to Durban port: R 2 600-00 (See list below for other destinations)
  • Customs export border clearance of vehicle:
    • R 1 200-00 for vehicle exit through SA neighbour country (estimated price)
    • For customs export clearance on vehicle shipments via sea or air freight, please inquire for prices.
  • SADC Certificate of Origin: Only available in the all-inclusive packages if the vehicle is purchased through AutomibileXports. (See below for more details
  • NB! Please note that should we cater for all of our services in one package, it would work out much cheaper!!! Please see the country list below for pricing and requirements.

We also offer vehicle import (into South Africa) services:

        • Previously South African registered vehicles (e.g. bought in SA, exported to and registered in another country, and have to be imported back into SA again)
        • South African manufactured / supplied vehicles from Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.
        • Returning South African residents
        • Immigrants
        • Collectors cars (e.g. Skyline R33 GTR, Mazda RX7, Land Cruiser FJ40, Sierra Cosworth, Citroen 2CV, etc)

Here’s the all-inclusive pricing packages for the different export destinations, and the list of required services for the specific country:

  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Gaborone: R 3 600-00

NOTE: Vehicle must be seven years old or younger from DATE OF MANUFACTURE in order to qualify for import into Kenya

  • Police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • JEVIC / QISJ vehicle examination

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit R 1 200 – R 6 500 (depending if driven, shipped or by airfreight)
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, as well as marine insurance. Please inquire for rates.

Transport / shipping:

  • Mombasa – sea freight via Durban, incl. auto carrier truck from PTA to DBN: from $1200-00 to $1600-00 for Roll On / Roll Of, depending on vehicle size. (Please inquire for exact RORO fee or container shipment quotation)
  • Nairobi – by air freight via OR Thambo: please inquire for latest rates.
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Maseru: R 7 900-00
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Blantyre at R 24 300 or Lilongwe at R 26 100-00
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • JEVIC / QISJ vehicle examination

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit R 1 200 – R 6 500 (depending of driven or shipped or by air)
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, as well as marine insurance. Please inquire for rates.
  • Shipping – please inquire for latest rates.
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Maputo: R 7 800-00
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Windhoek: R 10 400-00

Only returning residents may import a vehicle into Seychelles. Please contact us for latest information.

  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Mbabane: R 7 800-00
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • JEVIC / QISJ vehicle examination

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit R 1 200 – R 6 500 (depending of driven or shipped or by air)
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, as well as marine insurance. Please inquire for rates.
  • Shipping to Dar es Salaam with sea freight via Durban, incl. auto carrier truck from Johannesburg to Durban: from $1200-00 to $1600-00 for Roll On / Roll Of, depending on vehicle size. (Please inquire for exact RORO fee or container shipments)
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • JEVIC / QISJ examination gets done in Uganda, so this is not part of our service.

Optional services:

    • DATA DOT: R 700-00
    • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit R 1 200 – R 6 500 (depending of driven or shipped or by air)
    • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, as well as marine insurance. Please inquire for rates.
    • Transport and shipping: (country is land locked)
      • To Mombasa, incl. auto carrier truck from Johannesburg to Durban: from $1200-00 to $1600-00 for Roll On / Roll Of, depending on vehicle size. (Please inquire for exact RORO fee or container shipment quotation) In this case the client have to make own arrangements to collect the car in Mombasa.
      • To Kampala by auto-carrier truck, incl. service to Mombasa as noted above: $2300-00 (incl. all border clearances in Kenya and Uganda)
      • Via OR Thambo and Nairobi by air freight: please inquire for latest rates.
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • JEVIC / QISJ vehicle examination
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport from JHB to Lusaka: R 16 200-00 (for a tight time schedule a driver can be arranged for)
  • SARPCO police export clearance
  • ITAC export permit
  • Customs export clearance at SA border of exit is optional at R 1 300-00

Optional services:

  • DATA DOT: R 700-00
  • SADC certificate of origin – only if RSA manufactured: R 1 500-00 (The SADC certificate is only available for Zimbabwe companies – not private individuals).
  • Full, comprehensive insurance while the vehicle is under our care, please inquire for rates.
  • Auto-carrier truck transport optional from JHB to Harare or Bulawayo: R 12 500-00
  • Vehicle driven by driver from JHB to Beitbridge border: R 4 000-00

We can offer a fully comprehensive export / shipping service. Since its too much information to list each and every country’s rates here, please contact us for a quotation.

The AutomobileXports team is eager to be at your service!