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Pay Full amount for SBT to deliver your car to Maseru Border.

Pay FOB and Marine Freight (CNF) direct to SBT (We deliver car to Durban. Then pay Port clearing and local transport from Durban to Maseru to the clearing agent of your choice.

- Transit time from Japan Port to Durban Port: approximately 30 days.
- Transit time rom Japan Port to Maseru : approximately 37 days.

Extra Information About Importing

Main Port


Freight Charge

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

Import Regulation

  • Right-Hand-Drive only?: Yes.
  • Age Restriction?: No
  • Need Inspection?: No

Tax Rates

Custom Duty 25%, VAT 14%
*Tax Rates depends on the type of vehicles. Please inquire at your local clearing agent for latest updates.


Customer should pay 100 % of vehicle and freight charge in advance

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 given the clearing agent the legal rights to act on your behalf],
5) ID copy [e.g. own Passport copy]


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


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


After the vehicle arrives in Lesotho, there will be a process of duty & tax payment, Temporary Permit, Police check for registration, and road worthiness inspection to obtain the number plate. Local clearing agent in Lesotho will be helpful for these procedures.

Why SBT?

More than 15,000 stock cars available for you in our website. We are the biggest used car exporter.
We provide a large number of detailed photos including photos of imperfections and underbody.
Our friendly sales agents assists free translation of auction check sheets and answer your variety of enquiry. Face to face in Maseru, or through phone conversation from Japan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy a car from SBT Japan?
Register on our website, choose the car you like, then click [Buy Now]. Then our sales staff will contact you through telephone or email.
What are the import regulations for Lesotho?
No Year Restriction, no pre-shipment inspection required, Right Hand Drive.
Where can I pick up the car in Lesotho?
Our delivery service takes the cars up to Maseru border, you can pick up from LRA warehouse or from your clearing agent.
What is the payment Condition?
We accept only TT (Telegraphic transfer via Bank)
Can we send payment in Local currency ( Loti ) ?
No. We only accept USD or JPY .
How long does it take to ship the car from Japan to Lesotho?
RORO: 4-5 weeks (sea freight) + 1 week (inland freight)
How much does it cost for clearing and transporting the car from Durban to Lesotho?
Clearing cost depends on the car and Transportation cost depends on length of the car. We have a designated clearing and forwarding company which can give you a quotation according to your unit. Please contact Noble Shipping
What kind of documents do I need for custom clearing?
You will need;
- Cancellation / Export Certificate [both in Japanese & English],
- Bill of Lading [Original 1st & 2nd],
- Invoice,
- Proof of Payment (TT Copy received after transfering money to SBT from your bank).
- ID copy [e.g. own Passport]
Do you offer any insurance for freight?
Yes, we offer optional insurance for the marine transport for $50.

The SBT Team

Our SBT sales staff
"Our friendly sales staff are happy to talk with you."
Our yard inspectors
"Our trained inspectors will thoroughly check your vehicles once they arrive in our yard."

Get In Touch With Us

SBT JAPAN (Head Office)
Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri.: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday , Sunday & Public Holiday

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

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