Import rules and regulations for Japan used vehicle in Guyana

Japanese automobile makers are known for understanding the automobile lovers. Passion for Japan cars are confined not only to Japan, but to global customers. Large numbers of Japanese used cars are being exported to overseas from past 30 years now. Japan is a trusted public figure when it comes to vehicles. People from around the globe prefer to import used cars from Japan due to their durability, reliability and affordable prices. Like other countries across the world, used vehicles from Japan are exported to Guyana. Direct importation of Japanese used cars is becoming popular in Guyana.

Guyana is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. The majority of the vehicles on the roads of Guyana have been imported from Japan and most of them are used cars. In order to drive car in Guyana, drivers have to make sure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. Here is detailed information on the registration, taxes and customs requirements needed to import a car to Guyana. Japanese used vehicle imported in Guyana should not be more than five years old. Small trucks up to 3 tons must be less than four years old. Only right-hand drive cars are imported as vehicle in Guyana drive on left-hand side of the road. There is no mandatory inspection is required on second-hand vehicle imported from Japan.

Documents required:-

  • Original Bill of Lading (BoL)
  • Identification Proof
  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Certificate of insurance
  • Non-sale certificate
  • Original registration and title
  • De-registration certificate

Import Duties on used vehicles:-
Taxes on used vehicles are calculated generally on the basis of engine size and manufacturing year.

For Private Vehicles-

  • Custom Duties- 150%
  • VAT-16%
  • Excise Tax- 10-110%

* Custom duty depends on cc starting from 4200-6200 USD.

For Commercial Vehicle-

  • Custom Duties- 150%
  • VAT-16%
  • Excise Tax- 10-110%

* Custom duty depends on cc starting from 13500 USD.

Engine Capacity Rates in USD
0-1000cc 4200
1000-1500cc 4300
1500-1800cc 6000
1800-2000cc 6500
2000-3000cc 13500
3000 and above 14500

Shipping Port:-
The most recommended port for Guyana is Georgetown. Generally, common shipping method RoRo (Roll-on, Roll-off) method is used for vehicle shipment. However, on request of customers more expensive shipping method of container method is arranged.

Japan is known for customer satisfaction. It always strives to provide cars with better quality and features. The quality of vehicles imported from Japan is superb also give low mileage; used vehicles are trading in cheaper prices. Like other countries, importation of Japanese used vehicles is increasing in Guyana. Whenever there is a need to import a second-hand vehicle, one knows where to look at.


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