After banning of imported stolen vehicles, Soni has emerged as Thailand's top car exporter and top 4x4 exporter to Kenya and other East African countries as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi just as we were Thailand's top car exporter and top 4x4 exporter to Southern African countries. Please note that right now you can only import vehicles from between 2001 and 2008 as Kenya only allows importation of cars that are less than eight years old. We are sending mostly used second-hand Toyota Hilux Tiger and nearly new and new Toyota Hilux Vigo to Kenya and the rest of East Africa. Please see their Images (Pics) at http://www.sonirodban.com/pics.html.
Please note that Soni is Thailand's largest exporter to Africa. People may find it daunting to export to Kenya but not with Soni. We can get the required pre-inspection right here in Thailand and put your vehicle onboard a ship heading to Mombasa today. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we are busy loading up our customers vehicles onboard the ships heading their way. Email us now at email@example.com and discover the Soni difference. Soni is family-owned and family-operated since 1911 and is known for its superior integrity, great customer service, great prices, great selection, great quality and great speed of delivery.
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Kenya is another Right Hand Drive country. Port Of Entry is Mombasa. You can import any vehicle that is less than eight years old, but it is required to have a Pre Inspection Certificate & SGS inspection. Reportedly, an exception is made for Thailand origin vehicles and an inspection can be arranged upon arrival in Kenya.
Kenya used to have a 10 year old rule and you were not allowed to import a vehicle older than that. Last year, the Kenyan authorities have started banning vehicles that are eight years old. The Kenya Bureau of Standards is using the K21515 2000 standard clause stating that vehicles above eight years should not be allowed in Kenya. After protests by the Kenya Auto Bazaar Association, the government agreed to clear all vehicles imported before the ban was implemented. They agreed that vehicles lying at Mombasa port and over eight years but below ten, would attract a new duty of Sh. 6,000 while those above ten years a new fee of Sh. 10,000. But from now we are only exporting 8 year old vehicles.
Pre-export inspection is required which we can arrange. We are working with Kenyan dealers both directly and through our Gold Partner in South Africa and our dealership in Dubai.
In July 2005, a request by car importers to nullify importation documents was rejected by the High Court. Recently Francis Thuranira, the Kenyan Customs Commissioner had issued routine orders to customs' officers giving guidelines on how to undertake valuation of imported secondhand vehicles. The Association of Clearing Warehouse and Freight Forwarders of Kenya had sought orders to quash the introduction of the routine orders but the High Court rejected their plea in July of 2005. The Association had argued that the orders were illegal while KRA maintained that the routine orders were internal documents of the authority. They asserted that the orders guided customs officials on the value of imported motor vehicles and therefore did not affect the association.
Mr Justice Maraga ruled that the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was obeying the law in introducing the routine orders and calculating value added tax to impose on the imported vehicles. He also said that the instructions, also known as "routine orders", were issued according to the East African Customs Management Act and the Customs and Excise Act.
No local content regulations exist, but components manufactured locally may not be imported. There are no export requirements. An import license accompanied by a 100 percent refundable prior import deposit is required. Importing medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles with a 3-ton or more load capacity is prohibited unless they are completely dismantled and contain no components that may be produced locally. The import duty on assembled passenger cars is 50 percent on the C.I.F. value in addition to a 40 percent sales tax. The duty on components for assembly is 25 percent. Importers have been directed to seek 90 to 180 days credit overseas. Import protection is accorded to local producers of the following automotive components: sealers, adhesives, batteries, tires, tubes, paints, flat glass, canvas, soft trim, upholstery, insulation, radiators, exhaust systems, leaf springs, spare wheel carriers, seat frames, wiring harnesses, and brake linings.
Tanzanian, Kenyan and Malawian customers prefer used Toyota Hilux Tiger and Toyota Hilux Vigo over brand new Toyota Hilux Vigo. Whether your preference is 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Toyota Hilux 5L, Toyota Hilux EFI, Toyota Hilux Tiger, Toyota Hilux D-4D or 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 0r 2008 Toyota Hilux Vigo we have the highest quality pickup or SUV ready to be shipped to either Dar-es-Salaam or Mombasa.
If your preference is Toyota Fortuner SUV, we have a broad selection of Fortuner vehicles. Toyota Fortuner is a versatile SUV which has the same pedigree as Toyota Prado and Toyota Landcruiser but is much cheaper.
Whether your choice is Dar-es-Salaam port or Mombasa port, please note that our rates to either of these ports are the cheapest when compared to other vendors. Since 80% of all cars exported out of Thailand are shipped by us we have a lot of clout with shipping companies and this results in reduced costs for our custmers. Since our cars are priced the lowest customers get huge overall savings.
Import duty at 25%, Excise duty at 20% and VAT at 16% are payable cumulatively and in that order. Therefore:
Further, an Import Declaration Fee (IDF) of 2.25% of the CIF is also charged subject to a minimum of Ksh. 5,000 payable in advance on application.
*CIF - Cost, Insurance and Freight
Used vehicle must also have an Inspection Certificate which we will be glad to obtain on your behalf.
If you have bought a vehicle outside Kenya and would like to ship it home, an importer will do all pre-shipment documentation, clearance through the port and registration. As per the current import regulations, they will also require copies of your National ID/Passport and PIN certificate.
A returning resident is defined as: A person changing residence from a place outside Kenya to a place within Kenya where that person has been residing outside Kenya for a period of at least two years and has not resided in Kenya for a period(s) amounting in aggregate to ninety days or more within the two years immediately before this return to Kenya.
A returning resident may import one exempt motor vehicle (excluding buses and minibuses of seating capacity of more than 13 passengers and load carrying capacity exceeding two tonnes) Provided that:
However, vehicles belonging to returning residents must abide to the Kenyan standards as stipulated by the Kenya bureau of standards (K.B.S). The importation of Used Motor Vehicles into Kenya is covered under the Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles KS03 1515:2000.The Standard spells out three major criteria for acceptances of the Vehicles for importation.
Vehicles for diplomatic or consulate missions, Vehicles for the United Nations or its specialized agencies, Vehicles for Foreign Embassies, Donor Agencies, Specifically designed vehicles to be used by the blind, disabled and physically handicapped persons, rally drivers - certain exemptions, vehicles for aid funded projects etc
An IDF must be applied for and obtained from the Kenya Revenue Authority for any Commercial Importation. The Importer is responsible for applying for the IDF but may consult us for purposes of Customs Classifications which form the backbone of the information drawn from the Pro-Forma Invoice.
The IDF Fee is 2.75% of the CIF Value of the goods. A minimum payment of Ksh.5000/= is payable for the IDF to be issued, while the difference if any, will be paid alongside the Import Taxes.
The IDF may set Conditions such as the following:
The Kenya Bureau of Standards has appointed two agents namely INTERTEK and SGS for the Preexport Verification of Conformity inspection of the commodities listed on the Guidelines referred bellow. These agents will issue to the Shipper/Supplier a Certificate of Conformity and the Test Results. An IDF will be required before any Inspection can be performed.
See attached Guidelines from The Kenya Bureau of Standards which is self explanatory. Please also be advised that these guidelines are being updated by KBS without any alert. You can also visit their website at www.kenyapvoc.com/guidelines.pdf to get the current version.
A customer has told us that Kenya Bureau of Standards has given him the following information: "Currently vehicles from Thailand are not subject to a mandatory pre-shipment inspection. Instead, they are inspected locally. Provided the vehicles are under 8 years old and Right Hand drive, they are allowed into the country. The importer then pays an inspection fee of 15,000 Kenya Shillings at point of entry and then later takes the vehicle to Ministry of Roads for inspection."
The following documents are required for Customs Import Entry Purposes
1. Original Commercial Invoice
2. Packing List
3. Original Bills of Lading – Two Original
4. Original Certificate of Conformity
5. Original Test Result/Report/Analysis
6. Original Certificate of Origin for Preferential Trade Area Partners e.g. COMESA.
7. Import Declaration Form and the Receipt
8. Insurance Debit Note
9. Importers Declaration(C52)
These documents will enable Electronic Registration of The Customs Entry. The registered entry will be passed for eventual release of the goods upon:
· Payment of Import Taxes
· Providing a Security Bond
Import Taxes are payable to the appointed Bank upon confirmation of the Registration of the Entry. The Banks Electronic Confirmation of Receipt of Payment of Import Taxes enables the Customs Entry to be passed for further processing at the Port of clearance.
Security Bonds are executed and put in force against the Entry as an Undertaking or Guarantee to settle the Import Taxes at a later date as per the provisions of the relevant section of the Act.
Some Importations can be entered under a Security Bond instead of payments of Taxes. The Bonds could be provided to cover:
The above are governed by the guidelines provided under the Customs Act
The Customs Act has provided privileges of exemptions from Import Taxes to a number of institutions and people but within set guidelines. The guidelines are either under the category of:
There are Special Permits obtained from the related authority to support the exemptions.
One Copy of the Bill Of Lading dully endorsed by the Importers and Bankers will be presented to the Shipping/Carriers local Agent who will issue a Delivery Order (D/O) upon the following conditions:
The Delivery Order then forms a part of the Cargo Clearance Documents including the Approved Customs Entry and the Mombasa Port Release Order.
The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) has been operating, in one form or another, since 1981. COMESA aims to promote economic integration via the removal of barriers to trade and investment among COMESA member states. Moreover, COMESA aims to advocate for infrastructure development, and development in science and technology. Economic integration is envisaged to progress from the Free Trade Area (FTA) to an economic monetary union. The FTA became operational on 1st November 2000 with nine participating countries initially. The nine member countries that are implementing zero tariffs are Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe. However in January 2004, Burundi and Rwanda joined the FTA, bringing the total number of participating countries to eleven.
The COMESA FTA is an agreement among members not to apply customs duties or charges on goods traded amongst themselves. The eligible goods for duty-free treatment must meet the agreed upon Rules of Origin. Members also agree to eliminate all non-tariff barriers to trade between them.
A COMSEA Certificate of Origin is required for each consignment of goods and is obtained from the Revenue Authority in respective member countries.
The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) aims to promote regional integration and sustainable development in the regional community.
Members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising 14 countries, signed a Trade Protocol, which calls for the implementation of a Free Trade Area. Each country has negotiated two reduced tariff schedules. One schedule is applicable only for South Africa, and another schedule for all other SADC members. Zambia's implementation of her offer, effective 30th April 2001, is provided to those countries that provide Zambia with the SADC reduced tariff schedule.
The reduction of tariffs to South Africa provide for delayed liberalization, while the schedule to other members provide for broader and faster access to the South Africa market. The tariff schedule applicable to SADC members, with the exception of South Africa, has three categories. Category A products are those products which go to zero-duty immediately upon implementation. The tariff for Category B products gradually goes down to zero-duty over a period of eight years, and the tariff of Category C products reaches zero-duty twelve years after implementation. Category C products are known as sensitive products, and include for Zambia meat and dairy products, tea, some flours, raw sugar, cement, textiles and clothing, and motor vehicles.
Plans are currently underway to establish a Free Trade Agreement by 2008, and a SADC Customs Union by 2010.
A SADC Certificate of Origin is required for each consignment of goods and is obtained from the Revenue Authority.
Kenya's second largest city, the ancient Muslim Indian Ocean port of Mombasa, serving Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaïre, is one of the most important platform in the Eastern Africa but it is not equipped enough for large traffic. Therefore a rehabilitation program is being undertaken. All of Soni Motors exports to Kenya are routed through Mombasa port and many of our vehicles heading for Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Malawi and Zaire are routed through Mombasa as well.
Kenya enjoys an extensive, if deteriorating, infrastructure, a generally well-educated population and a strong entrepreneurial tradition.
Mombasa is the best and most important deep-water port in the region, despite deteriorating equipment and problems with inefficiency and corruption. Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya's main trading cities, have sufficiently large warehousing facilities. Most of the warehouses are for private warehousing; however, some specialized ones provide bonded warehousing services.
The Port of Mombasa, with a rated annual capacity of 22 million tons, is Kenya's main seaport and serves most East and Central African countries. It is a deep-water port with 21 berths, two bulk oil jetties and dry bulk wharves that can handle all size ships. The port offers specialized facilities, including cold storage, warehousing, and container terminal. It serves most international shipping lines and has an average annual freight throughput of about 8.1 million tons, of which 72 percent are imports.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) manages the port operations. There are plans to replace or refurbish some of the equipment at the port. A private international firm has been contracted to manage and operate the container terminal in Mombasa. Inland container depots, managed by KPA, exist in Nairobi, Eldoret, and Kisumu.
Corruption is pervasive in most sectors, particularly in government procurement and dispute settlement. A police unit was recently established at the Kenya Revenue Authority to tackle tax evaders, including scandals involving duty evasion at the Port of Mombasa.
Uganda's most troublesome infrastructure problems lies in Kenya - the corrupt and inefficient port of Mombasa and the poor condition of the road between Mombasa and Kampala. The vast majority of Uganda's exports and imports travel through this port and road. Generally, transporting a container of goods between Mombasa and Kampala will take twice the time and expense as transporting that same container between London and Mombasa.
Kenya has a reasonably well-developed international and domestic air transport infrastructure. The country has three international airports: Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Mombasa's Moi International Airport and Eldoret International Airport which became operational in April 1997.
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We are not Thailand's top car exporter to Africa and the world because we are the oldest but because of our unwavering commitment to customer service, honesty, integrity, professionalism, great prices, great selection, great quality and quick delivery. Soni is a family-owned and family-operated dealership and we have been in business since 1911. Email us now at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your vehicle of your choice. Take a look at our selection of 4x4 vehicles to take your pick.
We are Thailand's top car exporter to Asia, Thailand's top car exporter to Europe, Thailand's top car exporter to the Americas, Thailand's top car exporter to Africa and Thailand's top car exporter to the Pacific. No matter where in the world you are and whether your requirement is Right Hand Drive car or 4x4 or Left Hand Drive car or 4x4, Soni Motors Thailand, its used car division Jim 4x4 Thailand and its Dubai division Soni Motors Dubai are ready to serve all your automotive needs. In our 97 years proud history we have exported to over 100 countries in the world and continue to add new customers while not forgetting old customers and old countries. We have an 80% repeat and referral business rate, a testament to our superior customer service, honesty, great quality, great selection, great pricing and great speed of delivery. Thailand's top car dealer, Thailand top car exporter and Thailand's top 4x4 exporter is ready to serve you from either its Thailand or Dubai offices.
Exporting from Asia can be tricky as auto exporters and car exporters are dime a dozen. The stereotype of used car salesman is universal and based on some truth. With the advent of Internet the crooks have come out of the woodworks to separate the innocent from their money, Thailand is no exception. Caveat emptor - buyer beware - maxim has been heeded by businessmen since the time of the Ancients but it is most relevant when all it takes is a DSL modem, a nerdy kit with some HTML skills to put together a website, some Images (Pics) taken at your competitor's lots and you are in business. We have seen a parade of newbie auto exporters come in, offer great deals for a year or so perpetrating an elaborate Ponzi scheme and then disappear with millions of dollars of their customers very hard earned money. Will you trust a company that has been in business for 1 year or one that has been in business for 97 years and is well respected not only all over Asia but also beyond Asian boundaries. If someone offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Not all new entrants are crooks but there are some who in their quest for the fast buck wants to cut corners at the expense of the customer. When you work with Soni you have the peace of mind to know that we have been voted Thailand's most trusted dealership and Thailand's most trusted auto exporter five years in a row and it is for this reason that we have over 80% of the auto exporting market share in Thailand.
Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's largest auto exporter: we are Thailand's largest Toyota Hilux Vigo exporter and export all types of vehicles from cars to sedans to pickups to SUVs to 4x2s and 4x4s to Trinidad and other parts of the Caribbean. Toyota Hilux Vigo is our largest pickup export in T&T followed by Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Isuzu DMax, Mazda BT50 among others. Our top SUV export to Trinidad is Toyota Fortuner followed by Isuzu MU-7. We ship to over 100 countries in the world. Email us now at email@example.com for your Vigo of choice. If you are looking for Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Prado, Toyota Hilux Surf, Mitsubishi Pajero and other pickups and SUVs from our Dubai office in Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive please email our Dubai office at firstname.lastname@example.org now..
Pickups are among world's popular 4x4 vehicles and Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's largest and oldest pickup and SUV exporter.
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Soni Motors Thailand is a fully owned division of the Soni Group of Companies. We are Thailand's oldest and largest auto exporter and we are only one of the two auto exporting companies with any automotive experience. All the other auto exporting companies are run by investors - good ones and bad ones - who cannot tell a good car from a bad one and are in it only for money. We have been in the business for the past 97 years with a 80% repeat and referral business thanks to our expertise, honesty, high quality, low price and quick delivery among others. Please check what some of customers have to say about us in our Testimonials page and top twenty reasons our customers have cited for doing business with us.
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Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's and Dubai's top car exporter, Thailand's top auto exporter and Thailand's top 4x4 exporter of Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive vehicles to Africa. We established our dominance in export of Right Hand Drive vehicles and have been Asia's top auto exporter to Right Hand Drive Southern African countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zambia and to Eastern African RHD countries as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi. While we maintained our lead in Southern African region, our influence in Eastern Africa waned when stolen 4x4s began arriving in large numbers. With stricter enforcement of law, Soni Motors has returned to Eastern Africa and is now Thailand's top car exporter to Kenya, Thailand's top car exporter to Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and other Eastern and Southern African countries. We are also Thailand's top LHD exporter to countries like Angola, West Africa, North Africa and Northeast Africa.
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa,
Swaziland, Angola, Mozambique, Madagascar,
Zimbabwe, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles,
|Eastern Africa||Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi,
Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Djibouti,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
|Central Africa||The Central African Republic, Chad,
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Zaire,
Republic of Congo
|Western Africa||Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde,
The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
|Northern Africa||Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia|
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