USED JAPENESE VEHICLES IN DURBAN – MOZAMBIQUE INFO
This article seeks to clarify certain issues regarding the process of Importing a used Japanese vehicle into Mozambique. Please note that all used Japanese vehicles being imported into Mozambique will be required to undergo an INTERTEK Inspection in Durban. The Inspection can only be done when the customer provides the MOZ number only obtained from Intertek.
Most customers wonder whether it is them or the Dealership from which they buy their vehicles who applies for the Moz number. The fact of the matter is that it is the duty and responsibility of the customer to apply for the Moz number at the Intertek office.
HOW DO I START THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR THE MOZ NUMBER?
When you purchase your used Japanese vehicle in Durban, the Dealer will issue you with a Pro forma Invoice. You then contact the Intertek office from where you will complete a PAF (Pre Advice Form), with all the details of the vehicle. Most Pro Forma invoices already contain almost all vehicle information which you will need to complete the PAF.
After completing the PAF, you need to submit it along with the Pro forma invoice to the Intertek office. Submissions may be done in person at the office, or via email or faxing to the Intertek office.
Once processed, Intertek will issue you with a MOZ number which you then need to send to the Dealer from wich you are buying your used Japanese vehicle from.
WHAT IF THERE IS AN ERROR IN MY DOCUMENTS?
In the event that Intertek finds an error that prevents them from completing Inspection Services on your used Japanese vehicle, they will return the documents for correction.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU GET THE MOZ NUMBER?
Once you apply and receive your Moz number from Intertek, you need to forward to forward it to the dealership from which you bought your vehicle. The Dealership will then Contact Intertek Inspectors in Durban, and book for the Inspection of your used Japanese vehicle in Durban. Once Intertek officials do the Inspection, your vehicle is ready to be transported to Mozambique.
IS PRE-INSPECTION COMPULSORY FOR USED JAPANESE VEHICLES TO MOZA?
Unless the rules and regulations of the government of Mozabique changes, as things stand, Inspection of used Japanese vehicles going to Mozambique is compulsory.
WHAT IS INTERTEK AND WHAT ARE ITS FUNCTIONS?
Intertek government and Trade Services is an organization/department, solely appointed by the Government of Mozambique to carry out pre shipment Inspections on certain imports, used Japanese vehicles Included.
One of the duties of Intertek includes, butis not limited to the physical Inspection of Cargo in the country of Exporter, in this case Durban.
The Inspection covers an assessment of the prices, customs classification of the cargo and the determination of the import duty payable.