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Import Regulations for Used Cars from Japan to Dominica

  • Inspection
    No inspection required
  • Age Limit
    Vehicles: Less than 5 years
    Trucks: Less than 15 years
  • Steering Type
    Right Hand Drive (RHD) Only

Important Documents:

  • Commercial/Proforma Invoice
  • Bill of Lading (B/L)
  • Title and Registration Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Bill of Sale
  • Export documents
  • Registration papers (of exporting country)
  • Insurance Policy
  • Invoice issued by Dominican consular (Must bear the stamp of the Dominican Consulate)
  • Police Certificate of Registration

Custom Requirements of Dominica

  • Duty Rates

    20% Import duty is applicable for Gasoline vehicles below 1600cc & less than 5 years old. The same duty rate is applicable on Diesel vehicles below 1500cc & less than 5 years old.

    40% Import duty is applicable for Gasoline vehicles below 1600cc & greater than 5 years old. The same duty rate is applicable on Diesel vehicles below 1500cc & greater than 5 years old.

    40% Import duty is applicable for Gasoline vehicles greater than 1600cc & Diesel vehicles greater than 1500cc.

  • Customs Processing Fee (Service Charges):

    3% of the customs value are charged as customs service charges.

  • Surcharge (Environmental):

    Vehicles less than 5 years old = 1% of the customs value.

    Vehicles more than 5 years old = $3000 per unit.

  • Excise Tax

    28% Excise Tax is applicable (charged on the sum of customs value of the vehicle + import duties applied + customs service charges).
    *Exemption from Excise Duty is applied for vehicles that are purchased by Diplomats.

  • VAT

    15% VAT Tax is applicable (charged on the sum of customs value of the vehicle + import duties applied + excise tax + customs service charges).

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