Used Car Import Regulations

Used Cars shipped Worldwide from Japan

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USED CAR IMPORT REGULATIONS

Japan Used Car Import Regulations


Please note that tax and duty is paid once the car is imported to your country.
Please check with your local government website for the latest information and rates.
Vehicle inspections such as JEVIC and JAAI are performed in Japan before shipping.

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  • Vehicle must be no more than 3 Years Old

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Australia” el_id=”1448883776504-40e5b40f-8a4c”]

  • Vehicles over 25 years old which are not significantly modified may be imported as classics
    Please contact us for full information as there are many guidelines.
  • Vehicles never sold in Australia that conform to SEVS
    Please contact us for full information as there are complex guidelines.

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

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  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Belarus”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Belgium”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Benin” el_id=”1554960548185-865be996-04b2″]

  • No age restrictions
  • Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Botswana” el_id=”1554960414788-84d32053-ebb1″]

  • No age restrictions or inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Bulgaria”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Burkina Faso”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Burundi” el_id=”1554960516113-c65f290e-0c3d”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Bahrain”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Canada” el_id=”1554960386178-10fcb4a8-f5cb”]

  • Vehicle over 15 years old

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

You can also take a FREE 2-week trial so that you can search the auctions. Full unlimited access will be given once you have set-up an account with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”China” el_id=”1554962612459-21a04ee8-d360″]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 10 Years Old
  • Only left hand drive cars

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

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  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Cyprus”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Czech Republic”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Denmark”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”DR Congo”]

  • No age restrictions. or inspection Required
  • Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Egypt” el_id=”1554962533462-cd38b9ed-4684″]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 1 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required
  • Only right-hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Estonia”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Ethiopia”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection Required
  • Only left hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Finland”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

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  • No age restrictions or inspection required
  • Residence Proof

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Ghana”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 10 Years Old
  • Only left hand drive cars
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Georgia”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Germany”]

  • No age restrictions
  • TUV Inspection Required

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

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  • Vehicle must be no more than 7 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required
  • Only right hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”India” el_id=”1554962648649-67a96178-19af”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 3 Years Old
  • JAAI Inspection Required
  • Only right hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Ireland”]

  • No age restrictions
  • NCT Inspection Required

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

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  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Japan” el_id=”1448883771023-742811fc-c23d”]We can provide cars directly from dealers and auctions.
Local tax on the road inspection and registration costs will be required.

You require a parking space and a Japanese drivers licence in order to purchase a car.

*Please note special rules apply for embassy staff and members of the military.

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

You can also take a FREE 2-week trial so that you can search the auctions. Full unlimited access will be given once you have set-up an account with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Jordan”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 10 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Kazakhstan”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Kenya” el_id=”1554962580190-615e5d94-cecb”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 8 Years Old
  • JEVIC Inspection Required
  • Only right hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Latvia”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Lebanon”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 8 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Lithuania”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Malta”]

  • No age restrictions
  • SVA Inspection Required
  • Only right hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Moldova”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Netherlands”]

  • No age restrictions
  • No Inspection Required
  • Only left hand drive cars

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  • Vehicles manufactured after 2006
  • JEVIC Inspection Required
  • Vehicles must meet emission standards

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

You can also take a FREE 2-week trial so that you can search the auctions. Full unlimited access will be given once you have set-up an account with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Nigeria” el_id=”1554962598249-adf86f55-54be”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 15 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required
  • Only Left hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Norway”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

You can also take a FREE 2-week trial so that you can search the auctions. Full unlimited access will be given once you have set-up an account with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Oman”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 10 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Poland”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

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  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • Fahes Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Samoa” el_id=”1448883155611-13bd3268-1e1e”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 8 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Saudi Arabia”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required
  • Only left hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Slovenia”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”South Africa” el_id=”1554962588080-4c154529-7e24″]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required
  • Only right hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Spain”]

  • No age restrictions
  • ITV Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Sweden”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

You can also take a FREE 2-week trial so that you can search the auctions. Full unlimited access will be given once you have set-up an account with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Switzerland”]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Tanzania” el_id=”1554962548320-1a049647-a63d”]

  • No age restrictions
  • JAAI Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Romania”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 8 Years Old

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Russia”]

  • Vehicle must be no more than 5 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Turkey”]

  • No age restrictions
  • TÜVTURK Inspection Required

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”United Kingdom”]United Kingdom: Used Car Regulations and Import Duty

Year Restrictions: N/A (Cars over 10 years old are cheaper to import).

Destination Port
Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton

Shipping to the UK is collect so payment is in GBP on arrival.
The shipping cost depends on the cubic meter size of the vehicle and the port, on average around 800 GPB for a salon car.

Import Duties and Taxes
Duty
10% on used cars
22% on pick-up and commercial vehicles

VAT
20%

UK Inspection
Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) or Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA).

On the road
MOT (Ministry Of Transport) and road tax

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

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  • Vehicle must be no more than 4 Years Old
  • No Inspection Required
  • Only left hand drive cars

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”U.S.A” el_id=”1448883777671-add4b195-3bd8″]

  • Vehicles over 25 years old.

To get started let us know what you are looking for by completing our car request form.

You can also take a FREE 2-week trial so that you can search the auctions. Full unlimited access will be given once you have set-up an account with us.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Zimbabwe” el_id=”1554964632241-bf49ff14-e001″]

  • No age restrictions or inspection required

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