Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Saint Kitts and Nevis
No Years Restrictions
Auckland and Wellington
Time of Shipment
Twice Monthly (Date Varies)
No Inspection Required
Port for shipment of used vehicle is Basseterre in Saint Kitts and Long Point in Nevis.
Right-hand drive vehicles:
Importation of vehicles with the steering wheel on the right side is allowed.
Import Duty and Taxes:
Import Duty- 45%
Customs Service Charge-12%
Vehicle Environmental Levy (VEL) is based on the aged of vehicle.
Less than 2 years – $1000 E.C.
2 years or more but less than four years after the date of manufacture -$3500 E.C.
4 years or more after the date of manufacture – $5000 E.C.
Documents Required for port clearance:
Bill of Lading (BOL)
Bill of Sight
Commercial/ Purchase Invoice
Copy of Title
Citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis should have lived abroad for a period of 10 years or more and has return to the nation permanently.
Concession given only on one vehicle imported within a family.
Importer should have owned the vehicle for at least a year before importation and should have a copy of the title from the country of origin.
Age of applicant should be 18 years and should posses a valid driving license in the country of origin.
Vehicle clearance within six months from Customs after arrival in the nation.
Importer should not transfer the vehicle ownership within four years of the grant of concession.
To be considered as a returning resident, returning national should during first three years of return, must not return abroad and reside there continuous period of more than 3 months.
Returning students who have been living in abroad for less than ten should provide some college/university documentation as a proof to the Customs Officer. Concession is given at the discretion of the Comptroller of Customs.