One of the fastest growing economies of the world, Ghana is a bustling marketplace for imported vehicles. Vehicles top the list of imports into the country, after refined petroleum.

The demand for vehicles from Dubai and other Middle East countries has seen steady growth in the last few years. However, before attempting to import a used vehicle into Ghana, you should take note of a few things.

Firstly, the age of the vehicle to be imported is of utmost importance. Vehicles older than 10 years are considered to be over aged, for which an over aged penalty rate is applicable. It should be noted that the age of a vehicle is calculated from the year of manufacture, and not from the year of first registration of the car. Therefore, a car manufactured in 2010 and first registered in 2011 is actually 10 years as in 2020 and not 9 years. Over aged penalty tax for private vehicles that are over 10 years old but below 12 years amounts to 5% of CIF value. Those over 12 years but less than 15 years need to pay 20% of CIF value. The tax for cars exceeding 15 years is 50% of CIF value.

Secondly, the tax rates remain the same for damaged or salvaged cars. So, it’s practically useless to import a damaged vehicle unless the deal is super amazing!

Thirdly, be very careful while selecting the car with regards to the steering wheel. The law of Ghana does not permit the importation of right hand steering vehicles into the country unless especially authorized by the appropriate ministry.

Japanese automobiles are extremely popular in Ghana due to their pricing, fuel efficiency, and easy availability of spare parts. Nissan is currently the most popular make with Ghanaian used car buyers, having overtaken Toyota in the past few years. Other popular makes include Mitsubishi, Hyundai, KIA, and Honda, among others.

Asian cars find their way into Africa via the UAE. The UAE is also a hub for many exclusive and luxury vehicles. However, importing a vehicle can be complicated. It involves money, time, effort, a lot of paperwork, clearances, tracking, liaisoning, etc. 

But not anymore…, along with its partner Dubicars, brings you a first-of-its-kind opportunity to import your dream car from the comfort of your home! Now you can not only choose the perfect car, but also leave the hassles of documentation and procedures to us. Right from expert personal assistance in selecting the vehicle, to shipping and transferring ownership, CarGhana and Dubicars will help you every step of the way. 

All you need to do is, visit, select the car of your choice for importing, and ask us for a quote! Then you can sit back, and get a complete evaluation of cars, that include close-up shots, videos, computer data, car history, full mechanics and a full 170-point inspection of the cars of your choice. With CarGhana, you can be assured of quality and security of your purchase.

You can also avail exclusive services like ‘Export Safe’ which gives you access to 24/7 dedicated advice and support on your purchase and shipment. Our advisors will liaise and obtain competitive price points from sellers, provide online payment options, and handle all paperwork, including customs clearance and transfer of ownership. Post securing the purchase, the advisors help obtain quality shipping at the best rates. In addition, they also help secure insurance coverage on all exports against damage, risk and loss of property through their shipping partners. 

Trust and transparency are the core values of both Dubicars and CarGhana. With that objective in mind, our partnership works towards eliminating expensive brokers and middlemen, and offers our customers direct access to a wide array of quality vehicles to choose from. 

So, the next time you think of cars, think of CarGhana! You can find a wide variety of cars to choose from and also import unique models from UAE, which will make you stand out in the crowd! Browse through the extensive selection from authentic and verified sellers, and ask for a quote now!