Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Finland
Time of Shipment
26-36 Days (RoRo)
Greencarrier Liner Agency Finland Oy
Kotka, Ports of Helsinki, Port of Oulu, Port of Kokkola, Port of Jakobstad, Port of Vassa, Port of Pori, Port of Rauma, Port of Pansio, Port of Hanko and Port of Kaukas are the ports of the country.
Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:
Left Hand Drive cars are allowed to import in the country.
The imported vehicle must be inspected before registration.You can have your vehicle inspected for registration after its arrival in the country even before the implementation of taxation.You can enclose a copy of the registration inspection certificate with the car tax declaration. This will speed up the car tax implementation at Customs.
Original Certificate of Title and Registration
Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice & receipts of payment
Original Origin Insurance Policy & Finnish Insurance Policy
Proof of Employment at origin
Driver's license & Passport (must show date of arrival stamp into Finland)
Customs forms for motor vehicle (3 forms per vehicle) form nr. 53s-03, form nr. 72s-08, form nr 27As-07 for normal car, 27Bs-07 for motorcycle, 27Cs-07 for van
Duties and Taxes:
If you are importing a used vehicle to Finland and the vehicle is not registered in this country you must submit a car tax declaration and pay the car tax. If you intend to use the vehicle before paying the tax and before the vehicle is registered in Finland, you must first submit a declaration of vehicle use to the Finnish Tax Administration.
You should submit a car tax declaration with enclosures within five days of submitting the declaration of use.
A car tax decision will be sent by post to your home address.The car tax is payable within 15 days of the date of the decision.
The right to use the vehicle based on the declaration of use ends on the due date of the car tax. After this, the vehicle can only be used if it is registered in Finland.
The VAT on import of vehicles is 24percent. Vehicle must comply with European exhaust regulations.