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Jul 17 2017

How to Import Japanese Used Cars to Papua New Guinea?

Japanese used cars are famous all over the world. It is due to popularity of these cars that these are imported in almost all countries of the world. These cars are a major contribution in auto-industry.

Like many other neighboring countries Papua New Guinea also imports Japanese used cars. Many people choose to import these cars due to high quality and low price.

Here is how to import Japanese used cars to Papua New Guinea:

  • Find a Reliable Supplier

You need to find a supplier of Japanese used cars. They are many suppliers of used cars in Japan that supply second hand cars in many parts of the world. You can find many of them online.

Make it sure that the supplier you choose is reliable. It is necessary because you should get what you pay for. Some strategies that you can use for finding a reliable supplier are checking their website, calling them or asking their past clients. You can check their website for details about them. You can also call them and inquire about their services. But, best way is to get in touch with their past customers and ask for their opinion.

  • Choose Your Car

You may have chosen your desired car for now considering your budget and needs. But, you can access stock of Japanese used cars on Exporter’s website if you have not done yet. You can find variety of cars. Think carefully before making a final choice.  

  • Order and Payment

It is time to order your car if you have chosen one. Go to exporter’s website; select your car and order. Exporter will send an invoice. Pay the amount in your local bank so it is transferred to their account. You will receive a receipt. Send the receipt to your supplier so the shipment process can be started.

  • Shipping

Shipment process can be started after payment of the amount. However, it depends on the conditions between you and your supplier.

  • Port Clearance

You need to get your car cleared off the port after it arrives on the port. You need to find a port clearing agent to do so. Provide all the necessary fees and documents to clearing agent for its clearance.  You can get your car after getting port clearance.

Import Rules and Regulations

Major Shipping Destinations:

Major shipping ports are Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Kimbe, and Rabaul. However, there are many others which are also usable.

Age Restriction:

Unlike many other countries Papua New Guinea has no age restrictions. Vehicles of any age can be imported.


RWI is not required for the vehicles being imported to Papua New Guinea. 

Custom Clearance Documents:

  • Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Custom Valuation Declaration
  • Certificate of Origin and Value
  • Import Permits/ Licenses/ Applications, etc.
  • Invoice showing the correct value, quantity and description, etc

Import Tax:

Vehicles for Personal Use

Vehicles having engine capacity smaller than 2700CC:

  • Import Duty: 60%
  • GST: 10%

Vehicles having engine capacity bigger than 2700CC:

  • Import Duty: 110%
  • GST: 10%

Commercial Vehicles:

For Buses, vans, passenger vans (Commercial units seating capacity over 10 seats including driver seats)

  • Import Duty: 10%
  • GST: 10%

For Double Cabs (Commercial Units with seating capacity smaller than 10 units)

  • Import Duty: 40%
  • GST: 10%

Import of Japanese used cars to Papua New Guinea is easier. Find a reliable supplier; pay the car price and you can receive your car at your desired location.  

Important Links:

Japanese Used Cars Auction


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