Looking To Start exporting second hand vehicles to Africa

Question posted by Nick fosh, on behalf of noname in SN1


I am a complete novice when it comes to export and I am being tasked by a family member to find out about the legislation and logistics involved in exporting vehicles to Namibia.

We are planning to buy specific vehicles and ship them 1 or 2 at a time and we need to know what info we require from customs both in the uk and in namibia.
I have researched the rules inregards to the dvla but customs has me stuck.

Any info you might be able provide me or websites detailing this info would be a great help.


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Paul Hickey, on behalf of Mercator Cargo Systems Ltd in PO1.

Hi Nick
Please contact us at sales@mercatorcargo.co.uk or 02392 756575. We handle vehicles for export regularly.

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Dear Nick

In order to give you a comprehensive response to your questions we would need to have some more specific information on the vehicles, their intended use. I would suggest you contact me on 01753 870580 and we can talk specifics regarding customs requirements etc.

Kind regards

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Uche Akali, on behalf of Hallmark Solicitors in HU1.

Dear Nick,

We are happy to assist you with your enquiry. We regularly advise and assist businesses exporting or doing business in Africa. Please contact us 01482 616 616 or email: enquiries@hallmarksolicitors.co.uk


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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

I would also suggest that you contact the Namibian Customs Authorities to ascertain their import requirements.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

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