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Sell a car in Ethiopia? or elsewhere? Djibouti?

Probably Ethiopia is as far as I will get this time, so thinking of selling my van there.
Has anyone experience selling a car in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti or Elsewhere. Jemen, Sudan or Kenya? Where is the spot to do it? What are the things to do and not to do? Thanks much.
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Just curious if you did sell your car?
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No did not get as far, returned to Europe instead then went to Nordcap, now down to Mali.
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Selling a car in Ethiopia

You would only be able to sell it to a person with duty free privilege (diplomat or aid worker) and the procedure is cumbersome. Can be done but takes time.

If you find someone with an import permit, you could sell it duty paid, but the duty on 4X4s is 160% of the new price with only a slight discount for older vehicles. Since the duty is so high, you will have to sell your vehicle at a real low price to make is sellable. You would be better off shipping it back. Also, you would need to sell to someone that could pay be check or transfer from a third country as you cannot transfer or take more than $1,000 out of the country.
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