After banning of imported stolen vehicles, Soni has re-emerged as Thailand's top car exporter and top 4x4 exporter to Uganda, Kenya and other East African countries as Tanzania and Malawi just as we were Thailand's top car exporter and top 4x4 exporter to Southern African countries. Please note that right now while you can only import vehicles from between 2001 and 2008 as Kenya only allows importation of cars that are less than eight years old. Uganda used to have no such restrictions but this year (2008) Uganda will also have this eight year restriction. We are sending mostly used second-hand Toyota Hilux Tiger and nearly new and new Toyota Hilux Vigoto Uganda, 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 Uganda but not with Soni. We can put your vehicle onboard a ship heading to Mombasa or Dar es Salam 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.
We have recently created a homepage in Swahili and would love our customers' kind feedback as to its accuracy.
Uganda has recently increased its import tariff on used commercial vehicles from 7% to 25%. Used Car dealers are claiming that this is killing the sector.
Muhamed Tariq Javaid, the Used Cars Importers Association chairman, and the managing director of Coin a car depot in Ntinda, recently told a press conference at his office, that since the tariff was effected on February 1, their sales had dropped by 40%.
The dutiable Value (customs value) in Uganda is determined in accordance with The General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (G.A.T.T) valuation method.
According to information we have received, vehicles in Uganda are taxed as follows:
Import Duty: 25% of dutiable value as determined by UGA
VAT : 18% of value inclusive of Import Duty (what you can call double whammy)
Environmental tax: 20% of CIF Kampala price
Import commission: 2% of Dutiable Value (may have increased)
Withholding Tax: 6% of Dutiable Value
There is also duty remission on some commercial vehicles. Details on these can be obtained from Uganda Revenue Authority Website.
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.
Please note that pre-shipment inspection is required from October 2009 on. From Japan you can get JEVIC inspection but it is not clear which inspection in Thailand will be acceptable to authorities in Uganda.
Here are the customs duty on Toyota Hilux Vigo:
When exporting goods into Uganda, there are formal governmental procedures to be taken into consideration. The following document will describe the procedures that have to be followed and it will also state what is required from the supplier at different stages. Unless the following guidelines are cautiously and timely followed up there will most certainly be delays in the shipment of goods which will consequently result into delays in clearance of the shipment and delivery to the final customer.
URA (Uganda Revenue Authority) i.e. Uganda Customs & Excise follows GATT system for valuation of imports in to Uganda. In this system, the CIF-value up to port of entry, for the purpose of calculating applicable import duties & taxes ,is arrived at by consolidating all the costs from FOB-port of loading. Under this valuation system, the importer is expected to avail to URA all originals or copies of the documents listed below:
Airfreight Shipments original documents
Seafreight Shipments original documents
Phyto-Sanitary certificates for import of agricultural products
Registration / De-registration Card of country of origin of old/used vehicles
Gift Certificates, if gifted to any organization eligible for duty free clearance
Passport of the individual for clearance of personal effects
Certificate of Origin especially for goods imported from COMESA countries
Pre-shipment Inspection : Pre-shipment inspection by any pre-shipment inspection agency is NOT required for the purpose of customs clearance of imports into Uganda.
New taxes blamed (from
Car import taxes imposed during the 2008/09 Budget speech are threatening Uganda’s clout as a regional car market, dealers have said.
They also said reduction of tax on light trucks should have included one ton pick-ups as these are mostly bought by farmers and other rural folk.
Minister of finance Ezra Suruma increased registration tax on imported used cars from Shs 500.000 to 750.000, and Environmental tax from 10% to 20% of the original import value. Dealers are no longer allowed to import vehicles over eight years old.
“Uganda had become a regional market for East and Central Africa but the recent tax increase may choke the market,” says Mr. Mansoor Ahmed Babar, Managing Director Coin Internal Container Depot.
An 1800 c.c. car now pays import duty 25% of the value of import determined by URA, VAT of 18% computed after adding import duty, 20% environmental tax also charged on original import value of the vehicle Cost Insurance and Freight Kampala and withholding tax of 6% import value.
Mansoor said Uganda, which is now competing with Dubai and Durban in South Africa in car sales may soon fall out because of the heavy taxes.
“We are the easy market for the entire East and Central Africa,” he said, “We are selling cars to Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, South Sudan, and DRC.”
Mr. Abdullah Balere at Chatha Motors and Mr. Ejaz Khan Director at EL-Malik motors said the tax is negative as the buyer has to pay more.
“This won’t put us out of business as we transfer the tax to the buyer but in a way it will reduce on our sales,” says Amer Hussein at Cosmos Motors.
According to car dealers, the government should not have increased the tax because it gets high revenues from the transit licenses cars pay to transit through the country in a period of only four hours. A transit licence costs Ush 40,000.
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania - members of the East African Community (EAC) trading bloc - agreed to implement a customs union from January 2005, abolishing an anti-dumping duty on imported second-hand vehicles. Kenya, the region's biggest economy, was forced to scrap a 20% anti-dumping duty on imported used vehicles as a result of joining the EAC. The other two countries had no import duties. The three Customs Administrations are to administer a common customs law, The Customs Management Act (CMA), procedures and regulations. The East African Legislative Assembly has already enacted this.
Recently, Kenya has asked the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers to reinstate the 20 percent duty on second hand cars in order to protect the second hand industry from the intense competition that has resulted from the relaxation of the duty. Response to this proposal was immediate. The Kenya Auto Bazaar Association’s (KABA) Secretary Cahrles Munyori commented: "Of course they cannot introduce it (suspended duty) unless they want to go against the EAC protocol. Uganda and Tanzania do not have this duty."
On the other side of the dispute are Kenyan car manufacturers, who are, according to Munyori, trying to ensure that only cars younger than 6 years are able to enter the EAC. This would be achieved by amending the Kenya Safety Standards rule which currently requires second hand car imports to be eight years old or younger. Muyori also indicated that Uganda and Tanzania don’t have any law on their statute books that provides for the same result.
Vehicles are imported via Mombasa port in Kenya or Dar-es-Salaam port in Tanzania as Uganda is a landlocked country. Uganda is a part of EACCU. The base for computation of taxes under the EACCU is the value of the goods at first point of entry into the Community ie. Mombasa or Dar-es- Salaam.
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 20
A SADC Certificate of Origin is required for each consignment of goods and is obtained from the Revenue Authority.
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.
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, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde,
The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
|Northern Africa||Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia|
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.
Toyota Hilux Vigo remains our best selling and top selling 4x4 pickup. If you are looking for Toyota Hilux Vigo 4x2 or 4x4 or single cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, extra cab Toyota Hilux Vigoand double cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, Soni Motors Thailand is the place.
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.
If you are looking for a diesel pickup or sports utility vehicle then Soni Motors Thailand is the exporter of choice of thousands of dealers in Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific and the Americas. We provide top quality 4WD and 2WD pickups and 4x4 and 4x2 pickups and SUVs direct from the manufacturer Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan.
We were the first to export Toyota Hilux Tiger out of Thailand as we were Thailand's first auto exporter. We were also Thailand first auto exporter to export Toyota Hilux Vigo out of Thailand. Our Toyota Vigo prices can not be beaten! No one can beat our Toyota Hilux Tiger pricing, or our Mitsubishi L200 Triton, or Mitsubishi L200 Strada, Nissan Navara pricing. Our prices for all pickups and SUVs are the cheapest. We have Toyota Vigo 4WD double-cabs in stock as well as all other top selling pickups and SUVs and available for immediate shipping anywhere in the world.
The Soni Group of Companies or its subsidiary companies shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this web site. Companies referred to in this web site shall not be construed as agents nor as companies recommended by Soni Motors Thailand or the Soni Group or any of its subsidiaries.
How may we help you!
Welcome to the website of world's top 4x4 dealer and 4x4 exporter! Soni Motors Thailand - Thailand's oldest and largest new and used Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive dealer and exporter of Toyota Vigo and other 4x4 pickups and 4x4 SUVs is here to serve all your automotive needs. Email us now at email@example.com for any questions or comments.
According to Statcounter, you are the