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How to Import Japanese Used Cars to Qatar

Japanese used cars are famous all over the world. These cars are supplied in many countries. Reliability and durability of these cars is a major reason behind the popularity of these cars. These cars offer high quality at a low price.

Like many other parts of world Japanese used cars are also popular in Asia. Many Middle East countries like to import these cars. Like other neighboring countries, Qatar also imports Japanese used cars. It is easy to import Japanese used cars in Qatar. Here is how you can import these cars in Qatar.

Find a Supplier

You need to find a supplier of Japanese used cars if you want to get these cars in Qatar. There are many used cars suppliers in Japan who export these cars all over the world. Many of these exporters have their online portals for the facilitation of their customers. You can access their portals to know more about them.

Make it sure that the supplier you choose is reliable. You need to do so because it is necessary to receive what you pay for. You need to ask in forums and communities. Get advice from industry experts. The best way is to get in touch with their past customers and know their opinion.

Choose the Car         

Buying a car is an important financial decision. It is expensive and takes much of your money. You may have made your financial decision taking into view your needs and desires. It is possible that you have made your decision for now and chosen a car. However, you can take a look at the exporter’s stock if you have not made a decision. You can find a variety of cars with their specifications including their prices and features. You can make a decision based on your preferences.

Order and Payment

It is time to order if you have made a decision. Order the car and you will receive an invoice. Pay the amount in your local bank account so it is transferred to their account in Japan. Send receipt of the payment to your supplier so the import process can be started.


Import process can be started after you have made the payment. It depends on the terms and conditions agreed between you and your supplier.

Port Clearance

You need to get your vehicle cleared off the port after it arrives. Hire a port clearing agent for its clearance. Provide all the documents and fees to your agent for clearance of your vehicle.

Import Rules and Regulations

Here are some rules and regulations that you need to keep in mind when importing Japanese used cars in Qatar.

Shipping Ports:-

Port of Doha and Port of Ras Laffan are major shipping ports of Qatar.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:-

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.

Required Documents:-

Here are some documents that you need for customs clearance:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Original Import Manifest
  • Registration certificate
  • Proof of ownership at origin

Duties and Taxes:-

Customs Duty is 5% of the value of the car. Imported cars should not be older than five years old. It is also important that vehicles imported match Gulf Standard.

Some Things to Consider When Importing Cars in Qatar:

  • You need to make it sure that vehicle can cope with hot weather conditions of Qatar
  • Parts and repairs are available for model
  • Make it sure it is a left-hand drive vehicle

Japanese used cars are reliable and it is a major reason behind the high demand for these cars. Second-hand cars are easy to import. Do not wait for the perfect and order. 

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