Please kindly ~Talk to JETRO NAIROBI Office First~

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Nairobi office {Regional Office covering EAC Member countries including Tanzania} urges all those intending to import USED MOTOR VEHICLES from Japan to contact JETRO Nairobi office before committing /engaging with USED MOTOR VEHICLE dealers in Japan to avoid the risk of being defrauded.

Since its establishment in 1957, JETRO Nairobi Office has supported the development of bilateral trade between Japan and Eastern Africa Member states including Tanzania, and this has continued to grow along with the Regional's economic development.

However, we have noted some unfortunate fraud cases in the importation of used motor vehicles.
Of great importance when trading, is finding a reliable partner. Unfortunately, some importers are lured by low prices and send money overseas without confirming the seller’s trustworthiness and reliability which leads to a high possibility of victimization because money sent to these tricksters/fraudsters cannot be recovered.

Therefore, JETRO Nairobi office would like to request all East African traders to contact JETRO Nairobi office first when they wish to import anything from Japan.  JETRO Nairobi office will be able to introduce appropriate Japanese companies to all.

It is important to note that JETRO Nairobi office has a list of all genuine registered companies in Japan involved with the exportation of used motor vehicles in the country.

The safest way to import a used car is through the "JUMVEA Safe Trade" system.

JUMVEA or Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association, consists of about 400 Japanese used car exporters and acts as the bridge between importers of used cars worldwide and exporters in Japan. JUMVEA guarantees that the used vehicles you purchase will be delivered without fail.

JETRO Nairobi office supports the importation of all kinds of Japanese products, not just used cars. Therefore, whenever you want to import any Japanese product, it is strongly advised that you make an initial inquiry to the JETRO Nairobi office first.

I sincerely hope that through advancement and enhancement of healthy trade Japan and EAC member countries will become more prosperous, and our friendly relations will be further enhanced.

Asante sana (Thank you very much)

Executive Director, JETRO NAIROBI
JETRO Nairobi is open to the business world and the public in general for consultation.
You can reach us through or give us a call at +254 743 300 460

First Secretary, Economic Section, Embassy of Japan in Tanzania
(Email:, Office Tel: +255 22 211 5827/5829)