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How to Import Japanese Used Cars to the Bahamas

The popularity of Japanese used cars is increasing in many parts of the world. It is due to their durability, and reliability. Almost every country in the world imports Japanese used cars.

Like many other countries, the Bahamas also imports Japanese used cars. A large number of second-hand Japanese cars can be seen on the Bahamas roads. It is a country located in the Caribbean region.  Import of Japanese used vehicles in the Bahamas is easy. Many people in the Bahamas import Japanese used cars.

Here is how to import Japanese used cars in the Bahamas:

Find a Reliable Supplier:

You need to find a Japanese used cars exporter to get these cars in the Bahamas. Find a Japanese used cars exporter who exports these vehicles in Japan. The Internet is a good way to find suppliers of Japanese cars. Many of the suppliers have their websites which they use for interacting with their customers.

Make it sure that the exporter that you choose is reliable. You can search their website for important information about them. You can ask on forums where you can find information about them. One of the most effective ways is to get in touch with their past customers and get their opinion.

Choose The Right Car:

You may have made up your mind till now for the car that you want to buy. It is better to assess your needs and then look at what is available online. Explore stock of used cars and choose the one that is in good condition and fits your needs.

Order and Payment:

It is time to order the vehicle so the process for the import of Japanese cars is started. Get to the car on their site and order. You will receive an invoice. Pay the given amount in your local bank to get it transferred to their bank account. Receive the receipt and send it to the exporter so the process of export can be started.


Shipment can be started after you make the payment. It depends on the conditions between you and the supplier.

Port Clearance:

You need to hire a port clearing company that can get your vehicle out of the port after its arrival. You need to provide all the relevant documents and fees for getting it cleared off the port.

Japanese Used Cars Import Rules and Regulations

Age Restriction:

Age restriction for used cars is different in many countries.  Age restriction for the Bahamas is four years.

Left or Right Hand:

Import of left-hand drive vehicles is preferred in the Bahamas.

Shipping Ports:

Freeport and Nassau are two ports for the import of Japanese used cars. Both Ro-Ro and containers methods are used.

Road Inspection:

As a vehicle arrives in the Bahamas it should be taken to the traffic department for road inspection and licensing.

Import of Heavy Vehicles:

You need a special permit if you want to import a heavy vehicle in the Bahamas.

Required Documents:

  • Import Permit
  • Bill of Lading (BL)
  • Copy of Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original commercial/ Purchase invoice

Custom Duties:

Customs duties vary on the basis of different factors.

  • Engine Capacity
  • Intended use of imported vehicle
  • Age of the vehicle

Import of Japanese used cars in the Bahamas is easier. Find a reliable supplier and get the cars delivered to your desired location.   

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