Japan is a source of automobile industry. Large numbers of vehicles are produced and exported from Japan every year. Not only new vehicles, used vehicles are also exported from Japan. All type of vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks, even used parts and machinery are exported from Japan in huge amount every year. Like other countries, Japanese vehicles are imported in Republic of South Africa (RSA) in large amount. To import a used vehicle, importer has to certain rules and regulations to clear customs smoothly. The importation of Japanese used cars in South Africa is restricted and subjected to permits issued by South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) under specifically defined circumstances to protect the local motor vehicle manufacturing industry in South Africa.