Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Fiji

Year Restrictions

Max. 8 Years Old

Destination Port

RoRo (34-44 Days)

Time of Shipment

24-36 Days (RoRo)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

Shipping Services (Fiji) Ltd.

Inspection

JEVIC

Shipping Ports:

Destination port where imported vehicles are shipped is port Suva. There are two ways for vehicle shipping; one can import a vehicle using RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) method, which is an economical and most popular method, or can go for an expensive shipping method, container method.

Age Restriction:

Normal vehicles (Petrol/Diesel) should be less than 5 years old. Special vehicles (LPG, CNG, Solar, Electric, Hybrid) should be less than 8 years old.

Inspection

Used vehicles imported to Fiji are subjected to carry foreign pests and diseases that possess great threat to country’s biodiversity and environment. Thus, it is mandatory to inspect the used vehicle imported Fiji. Importation of only those vehicles is allowed in Fiji, which are free from unwanted pests.

Documents Required for Customs clearance:

Age Restriction/Requirements:

Importer, while importing a used vehicle should follow the used motor vehicle importation criteria for Fiji.
  • Used cars, road tractor chiefly designed for the transport of persons, should not be more than five years from the date of manufacture.
  • Used Special Purpose vehicles that perform certain non-transport function consuming any type of fuel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Solar road tractors designed for the transport of persons, should be less than eight years from the date of manufacture.
  • Export Certificate (Japanese Original).
  • Export Certificate (English version and certified by relevant authority and not by the importer).
  • Other evidences to confirm the year of manufacture of the used vehicle from the Road Transport Authority (Japan), signed by the authorized signatory.

Clearance Procedures:

Generally, relevant vehicle documents are provided to importers at the time the vehicle is imported. Sometimes Customs brokers assist importers for clearance of vehicles. In case, importers are doing the clearance by themselves, it is advised to make an appointment with local customs office.

Requirements at the time of vehicle delivery:

  • Arrange an agricultural clearance for the vehicle through the Quarantine Section of Biosecurity Authority of Fiji.
  • Arrange for a Customs clearance.
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