Import Regulation

[ Asia ]

Singapore Singapore

Singapore Customs http://www.customs.gov.sg/
One. Motoring http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/
Singapore Embassy http://www.mfa.gov.sg/tokyo/

Malaysia Malaysia

http://www.japanautopages.com/useful_resources/malaysia_guideline.php

Philippines Philippines

Tarriff Commission http://www.tariffcommission.gov.ph/
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas http://www.bsp.gov.ph/
Philippine Embassy http://tokyo.philembassy.net/

Thailand Thailand

Basically importing used vehicles is not allowed except transiting to the other countries.
The Customs Department http://www.customs.go.th/Customs-Eng/indexEng.jsp
The Excise Department http://www.excise.go.th/eng-index.html
Department of Foreign Trade (only Thai) http://www.dft.moc.go.th/index.asp?solution=800
Royal Thai Embassy http://www.thaiembassy.jp/rte2/

Indonesia Indonesia

Ministry of Trade http://www.depdag.go.id/index.php?land=EN
Indonesian Embassy http://indonesianembassy.jp/index.php?land=en

Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ministry of Commerce http://www.mincom.gov.bd/
Embassy of Bangladesh http://www.bdembjp.com/
http://www.bgyellowpages.com/external.php?page=importpl

Pakistan Pakistan

http://www.cbr.gov.pk/tpef/customs/vehiclesimport/ImportofVehicles.pdf

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Service http://www.customs.gov.lk/mv.htm
Embassy of Sri Lanka http://lankaembassy.jp/

Hong Kong Hong Kong

Customs and Excise Department http://www.customs.gov.hk/

Republic of Korea Republic of Korea

Korea Customs http://www.customs.go.kr/
KOTSA http://www.kotsa.or.kr/
Korean Embassy http://www.mofat.go.kr/ek/ek_a001/ek_jpjp/ek_02.jsp

[ Oceania ]

New Zealand New Zealand

Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers Association (IMVDA) http://www.imvda.co.nz/
Land Transport http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/importing/
http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/publications/infosheets/infosheet-2-10-japan.html#mbetc
New Zealand Customs Service http://www.customs.govt.nz/travellers/Motor+Vehicles/default.htm
Bio security New Zealand http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/imports/non-organic/standards/bmg-stdvehil.htm
Ministry of Transport http://www.transport.govt.nz/
New Zealand Embassy http://www.nzembassy.com/

Australia Australia

Importation of Vehicles Manufactured Before 1 January 1989
Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1989 may be imported without restriction.
Vehicles manufactured during or after 1989 will need to qualify under the Registered Automotive Workshop Schema (RAWS).
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/importing_vehicles/index.aspx RAWS Registered Automotive Workshop Schema http://raws.dotars.gov.au/
HM Revenue & Customs http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/
Customs
Australian Customs Service http://www.customs.gov.au/
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon/

[ Africa ]

South Africa South Africa

Basically importing used vehicles is not allowed except transiting to the other countries.
ITAC http://www.itac.org.za/import_guidelines.htm
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa http://www.rsatk.com/en_index.html

Kenya Kenya

http://www.jevic.co.jp/jevic_english/index.html
Kenya Revenue Authority http://www.revenue.go.ke/
Kenya Embassy http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/en_index.html

Uganda Uganda

Uganda revenue authority http://www.ugrevenue.com/

Tanzania Tanzania

5 years back (12 years back allowed if can bear more taxes, for heavy vehicles 17 yrs allow if can bear more taxes)
Japan Automobile Appraisal Institute (JAAI) certificate needed.
Import Declaration Form (IDF) is applicable on all imports to Tanzania irrespective of value.
All vehicles of engine capacity up to 2000cc:Import duty 25% VAT 20% Cumulatively this is 50% of dutiable value.
All vehicles of engine capacity above 2000cc:Import duty 25% Excise duty 10% VAT 20% Cumulatively this is 65% of dutiable value.
Buses, lorries, pick ups, passenger vans (Commercial units):Import duty 15% VAT 20% Cumulatively this is 32% of dutiable value.
Import Declaration Fees (IDF) is 1.2% of FOB value + US$ 10 per unit.
Please note that it is a must to be registered with Tanzania Revenue Authority and have your Tax Identification Number (TIN) before clearing the car into Tanzania.
Various charges levied at Dar-es-Salaam Port:
EWarfare: This is charged at 1.6% of CIF value+20%VAT
EHandling: This is charged on the volume (cubic meters) x US$5 + VAT
ERemoval fees: This is charged on the volume x US$1+ VAT

Zambia Zambia

http://tracking.alliedintl.com/customs_reports/Zimbabwe.asp

Mauritius Mauritius

http://mauritius.usembassy.gov/chapter_6.html

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

http://tracking.alliedintl.com/customs_reports/Zimbabwe.asp

Malawi Malawi

Malawi Revenue Authority
Malawi Cargo Center
Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

[ North America ]

USA USA

Customs and Border Protection http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/home.
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/
Vehicle Importation Regulations http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/
Embassy of the United States http://www.thaiembassy.jp/rte2/

Canada Canada

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/importation/impxus_e.htm
Canada Border Service Agency http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/menu-eng.html
Embassy of Canadian http://www.canadanet.or.jp/english.shtml

[ South America ]

Chile Chile

National Customers Service http://www.aduana.cl/
Embassy of Chile http://www.chile.or.jp/en/index.htm

Peru Peru

http://www.infoexport.gc.ca/eng/document.jsp?did=23791
http://www.sunat.gob.pe/ (Spanish only)
http://www.senasa.gob.pe (Spanish only)
http://www.comunidadandina.org (English and Spanish)
http://www.aduanet.gob.pe (English and Spanish)
http://www.iccwbo.org/incoterms
http://www.aladi.org/

[ Caribbean ]

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Tarriff Commission http://www.infoexport.gc.ca/eng/document.jsp?did=20980

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

http://www.japanautopages.com/useful_resources/trinidad_tobago_guideline.php

Jamaica Jamaica

http://www.japanautopages.com/useful_resources/jamaica_guideline.php
http://www.jamaicaemb.jp/consular/index.html#vehicle
http://www.congenjamaica-ny.org/General%20Info/motor%20vehicle%20import.htm

[ Europe ]

UK UK

Department for Transport
HM Revenue & Customs http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/
British Embassy http://www.uknow.or.jp/be_e/

Ireland Ireland

http://www.transport.ie/roads/vehiclestandards/
Irish Tax and Customs http://www.revenue.ie/
Embassy of Ireland http://www.irishembassy.jp/

Cyprus Cyprus

Ministry of Foreign Affaires http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2006.nsf/index_en/index_en?OpenDocument
Used private vehicle (saloon): Under 5 years
Used light goods vehicle up to 3 tons gross weight: Under 4 years

Russia Russia

Federal Customs Service http://www.customs.ru/en/
Department of Transportation http://www.gai.ru/ (Russian only)
Russian Automobile Dealers http://www.asroad.org/ (Russian only)
Embassy of Russian Federation http://www.russia-emb.jp/

[ Middle East ]

UAE UAE

UAE Freezone http://www.uaefreezones.com/
Dubai Customs http://www.dxbcustoms.gov.ae/home.aspx
Embassy of The United Arab Emirates http://www.uaeembassy.jp/

Turkey Turkey

http://www.removals.co.uk/TURKEY-IMPORT-REGULATIONS.html


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Singapore Malaysia Philippines Thailand Indonesia Bangladesh Pakistan Sri Lanka Hong Kong Republic of Korea
[ Oceania ]
New Zealand Australia
[ Africa ]
South Africa Kenya Uganda Tanzania Zambia Mauritius Zimbabwe Malawi
[ North America ]
USA Canada
[ South America ]
Chile Peru
[ Caribbean ]
Dominican Republic Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica
[ Europe ]
UK Ireland Cyprus Russia
[ Middle East ]
UAE Turkey

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