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Visit SBT Durban Office

Let's visit SBT DURBAN office to know more about SBT and how to purchase from our website. Lucky first visitor of the day will be received SBT goodies till October - November 2015.

City Delivery Service

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Map South Africa
Main Port:
Durban

Please contact nobble shipping for further information regarding transportation cost:
Please Contact Noble Shipping CC.


- Noble Shipping is our official clearing company from Durban port to your destination.
- Clearing fees must be paid directly to Noble Shipping and Not through SBT.
- Customers must pay duty by themselves at own country to register the vehicle.

Contact:Noble Shipping CC.
  Tel:031-201-3460
Fax:031-201-3467
  Fax to email:086-668-0000
  Mobile:084-440-4000  or 083-786-1195
  email:noble@global.co.za
  Address:16 Cromwell Rd, Bulwer, Kwazulu Natal, 4001, South Africa

How To Buy

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Extra Information About Importing

Main Port

Durban
 
 

Freight Charge

It’s depend on car size. Example (Small cars - $ 700, Sedan - $850, Van & small trucks $ 1,000)

Import Regulation

To import a foreign registered vehicle into South Africa you need an Import Permit and a Letter of Authority from South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).
Basically used vehicle are prohibited by South African laws but some collectors items are exceptional such as classic cars or racing cars (Nissan GT-R, etc.)
Please contact SABS for detail. https://www.sabs.co.za

Tax Rates

Custom Duty 25%, VAT 14%.

Payment

Customer should pay 100 % of vehicle and freight charge in advance.
* Tax Rates depends on the type of vehicles. Please inquire at your local clearing agent for latest updates.
 

Customs Clearance & Registration Process

Documents you need for customs clearance and vehicle registration are;

1) Cancellation Certificate [both in Japanese & in English],
2) Bill of Lading [Original 1st & 2nd],
3) Invoice,
4) Letter of Authorization [The letter confirming that you have the clearing agent legal rights to act on your behalf],
5) ID copy [e.g. own Passport copy]

[Step1]

We will send you documents no.1)-3) via DHL; [i.e. Cancellation Certificate, Bill of Lading, and Invoice]. Please prepare documents 4),5) by yourself.

[Step2]

- Prepare for the local customs clearance.
- Arrange with the clearing agent for procedure. SBT have own designated clearing agent [i.e. Noble Shipping]. You may also arrange your own preferred agent.
- Documents you need are as mentioned above.

[Step3]

Once you know the arrival schedule of your purchased vehicle to Durban port, you will need to prepare for customs clearance.
SBT can introduce you to our designated clearing agent called Noble Shipping, or you may also choose to arrange by yourself your preferred clearing agent.
Documents you need to submit to clearing agent are; Letter of Authorization, ID copy (e.g. Passport copy), plus the 3 documents mentioned above (Cancellation Certificate, Bill of Lading, Invoice).

[Step4]

After the vehicle arrives in South Africa, there will be a process of duty & tax payment, Police check for registration, and Road worthiness check to obtain number plate. Local clearing agent such as Noble Shipping [##link] can give you precise advice.

Why SBT?

We have friendly staff that you can meet face to face at our Durban office.
We hold more than 10,000 stock cars available in our website.
We provide a large number of detailed photos including photos of imperfections and underbody.
Our friendly sales agents assists free translation of auction checksheets and answer your variety of enquiry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy a car from SBT Japan?
Register on our website, choose the car you like, then click [buy]. Then our sales staff will contact you through telephone or email. Please click here for details
What are the import regulations for South Africa
Basically used vehicle are prohibited by South African laws but some collectors items are exceptional such as classic cars or racing cars (e.g. Nissan GT-R etc.) To import a foreign registered vehicle into South Africa you need an Important Permit and a letter of Authority from South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). Please contact SABS for details.
Where in South Africa can I pick up the car?
Our delivery service takes the cars up to Durban.
What is the payment Condition?
We accept only TT (Telegraphic transfer via Bank)
Can we send payment in Local currency (Rand)?
No. We only accept USD or JPY .
Do you have an office or Agent in South Africa?
Yes. We have office in Durban.
How long does it take to ship the car from Japan to South Africa?
RORO: 4-5 weeks.
How much does it cost for clearing and domestic transportation?
Clearing cost depends on the car and Transportation cost depends on length of the car. We have a designated clearing and forwarding agent who can give you a quotation according to your unit. Please contact Noble Shipping for more details.
What kind of documents do I need for custom clearing?
You will need;
- Cancellation Certificate [both in Japanese & English],
- Bill of Lading [Original 1st & 2nd],
- Invoice,
- Letter of Authorization [The letter confirming that you have given the clearing agent legal rights to act on behalf of you],
- ID copy [e.g. Passport copy of your own]
Do you offer any insurance for freight?
Yes, we offer optional insurance for the marine transport for $50.

The SBT Team

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Our SBT sales staff
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Our yard inspectors
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Our auction inspectors
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Our staff for Durban office
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Get In Touch With Us

SBT South Africa(Durban)
Team
Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. : 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Closed:
Saturday & Sunday Public Holiday

Office Address:
3rd Floor, 1Victoria Embankment, 1 Margaret Moncadi Avemue Durban 4001, South Africa

Phone:
+27-31-332-0902
Whatsapp Number:
+ 27-83-628-9870
Email:
durban@sbtjapan.com
SBT JAPAN (Head Office)
Team
Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri.: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Closed:
Saturday & Sunday Public Holiday

Office Address:
Yokohama KDX Bldg,7F,2-10-36, Kita-Saiwai,
Nishi-Ku, Yokohama-shi, kanagawa, Japan


Phone:
+81-45-290-9485

Fax:

+81-45-290-9486