• USA
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Singapore

USA

Age restriction
More than 25 years from manufactured year.

Road worthiness Inspection
Need to follow to the standards of NHTSA
http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/

Other restrictions
The car must meet safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards of US and Canada.
Please refer to the below website for more information about the models allowed.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/

Import taxes rates
Custom duties:
Autos 2.5%
Trucks 2.5%
Motorcycles either fee or 2.4%
Federal Tax applied to some model.
http://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/importing-car

*This page contents are based on information acquired in March 2017.

Canada

Age restriction
More than 15 years from manufactured year.
Must be before January 1st, 1971 for bus.

Road worthiness Inspection
No inspection required.

Import taxes rates
Vehicles weighing more than 4,425 pounds are subject to an excise tax of $100 Canadian
GST (Good and service tax) 5 – 7%. Import tax 6.1%. PST (Provinsial Sales Tax) 0 – 0%. GST and PST depends on states.

*This page contents are based on information acquired in March 2017.

Australia

Age restriction
No age restriction. However, Vehicle Import Approval is mandatory for all vehicle imports. Please see “Other restrictions” for details.

Road worthiness Inspection
DAFF

Other restrictions
Vehicle Import Approval is mandatory for all vehicle imports. For vehicles without identification plates, if they were manufactured before 1 January 1989, there are special certification arrangements.
Please refer below for details about Vehicle Import Approval.

https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/
https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/pre1989scheme.aspx

Import taxes rates
http://www.australia.gov.au/

*This page contents are base on information acquired in May 2018.

New Zealand

Age restriction
A light vehicle less than 20 years old cannot generally be registered unless it has been issued with a permit issued by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
Vehicles must have three model codes i.e. `AAA`, `CBA` etc. from 2005 onwards.

Road worthiness Inspection
NZTA Boarder Inspection and MPI inspections are required to be done in Japan before importing to New Zealand.

Other restrictions
Vehicles with accident history are prohibited.
Vehicles with tampered odometer are prohibited.
Vehicles with rust or rusty body or chassis are prohibited.

Import taxes rates
GST (Goods and Services Tax) : CIF price x 15%(http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/44/docs/44-importing-motor-vehicle.pdf)

*This page contents are based on information acquired in July 2015.

United Kingdom

Age restriction
No age restriction.

Road worthiness Inspection
No inspection required.

Other restrictions
https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/overview
http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/vehicle-importing/vehicle-importing.asp

Import taxes rates
https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/overview

*This page contents are based on information acquired in July 2015.

Singapore

Age restriction
No more than 3 years after first registration year.

Road worthiness Inspection
No inspection required.

Other restrictions
http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/

Import taxes rates
http://www.lta.gov.sg/
http://www.customs.gov.sg/

*This page contents are based on information acquired in July 2015.

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