MAIN PORTS IN USA
VEHICLES THAT CAN BE SHIPPED BY RO-RO
The hood must open
The vehicle can be driven
The tires can turn and run
The handbrake must be working
The vehicle does not need to be towed, lifted up or pulled out by any another vehicle
VEHICLES THAT CANNOT BE SHIPPED BY RO-RO
If the vehicle cannot be driven
White or black smoke coming from engine, exhaust or any another place
If Hybrid, batteries with defect, broken or damaged
No claim vehicles
If there is not windscreen
If any side or rear windows are not covered
If rear trunk cannot be opened in case to use the spare tire
Loose parts must be repaired, held or fix with a strong adhesive tape
Any vehicle with inner cargo
Any part(s) that can cause human accidents or damage another vehicle(s) or property on board
Any vehicle which has mechanical problems
INNER CARGO IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE
USED CAR IMPORT REGULATIONS IN USA
STEERING HANDLE - Normally none (need to follow to the standards of NHTSA)
AGE RESTRICTION - Need to follow to the standards of NHTSA “vehicles that are at least 25 years old (based on the month and year of manufacture)”.
ROAD WORTHINESS INSPECTION - Need to follow to the standards of NHTSA
OTHER RESTRICTIONS - Specified models mainly of 1980's, 90's etc. Please refer to NHTSA website for more information about the models allowed.
The car must be clean so it doesn’t carry any dirt or mud.
Moisture level inside the car must be under the accepted amount.
IMPORT TAX RATES
- Trucks 2.5%
- Motorcycles either fee or 2.4%
- Federal Tax applied to some model
*This page contents are based on information acquired in July 2015.
COSTS TO IMPORT CARS FROM JAPAN
TokyoCarZ commission schedule based on Car Price
No claim corner cars, for Non running car, None Drivable cars 30,000 JPY - 70,000 JPY on top of FOB may apply. Depends on car price.
Negotiation fee - 10,000 JPY;
During the auction car may unsold. But there are still chance to buy it via Negotiation. By the end of the actual auction day we can apply for negotiation to any unsold car. No matter you BID on it or no.
Cancellation fee - 80,000 JPY ( If you Won a car in auction, you can cancelled it within 1 hour); We CAN NOT cancel Cars bought via Negotiation or from Tender auctions!
Resell at the auction - will cost about 150,000 JPY (auction fee, inland cost, paper work etc) depends on car condition, location etc;
Late Payment - in 5 days after purchase you need to pay out outstanding balance. 10,000 JPY will be charged weekly for late payment.
Lowered Down Cars - cars with lowered suspensions, low height for e.g. sport cars etc. May be extra inland transportation charged
Over sized vehicles - Trucks etc. 30,000 JPY on top of FOB;