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How to Import Japanese Used Cars to Canada

Japanese used cars provide more benefits at reasonable prices. These cars are popular all over the world. Many countries of the world import these cars. It can be seen on the roads of many countries that import these cars. These cars offer durability and reliability that makes them likable in many countries of the world.

Like many other countries, Canada also imports these cars as many Canadians like these cars. Import procedure for Canada is easier. Importing may seem a huge task, but it is not. Here is how you can import Japanese used cars to Canada.

Find a Reliable Supplier

You need to find a supplier of Japanese used cars if you want to import cars in Canada. Many exporters are in Japan provide these cars all over the world. You can find many of them online. They have established online portals to facilitate their customers. You can get onto these portals and find information related to their services.

Make it sure that you have chosen a reliable supplier. You can find many exporters online and find great information online but you need to be careful when choosing one.  Ask in user forum and communities. Ask industry experts. Visit exporter’s local showroom if they have in your city. The best way is to get in touch with their past customers and inquire about their experience.

Choose the Car

Buying a car is an expensive decision that you do not make too often. It is important to align your budget and needs and then make a decision. If you have chosen a car after considering every aspect then you can order. However, if you have not chosen a car, you can take a look at your supplier’s stock and choose a suitable car that fits your needs.

Order and Payment

If you have made a choice, it is time to order your car. If you order your car 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 shipment process can be started.


As your supplier receives the payment, shipment can be started. However, it depends on the terms and conditions agreed between you and your supplier.

Port Clearance

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

Import Rules and Regulations

It is easy to import Japanese used cars in Canada. But there are some rules and regulations that you need to consider when importing these cars in Canada.

Shipping Ports

Canada is not a landlocked country. Japanese used cars can be imported on the ports of Vancouver or New Westminster.

Age Restriction

When importing Japanese use to Canada, it should be older than 15 years. Vehicle younger than 15 years cannot be imported. Car age is determined by the month and year it was produced.

There is an exception on age restriction if the vehicle imported is a competition vehicle. The importer should show a letter issued by manufacturer stating that vehicle is for competition only and type of competition it is listed for.


At the time of vehicle arrival, Canada Border Services Agency performs soil inspection.

Required Documents for Customs Clearance:-

·         Bill of Sale

·         Bill Of Lading 

·         Deregistration Certificate

·         Export Certificate

·         English Translation of Export Certificate

If the buyer is doing the customs clearance himself, and the vehicle has landed then buyer also requires:

·         Cargo Control Abstract

·         Request for Release Approval form

·         Soil/agricultural inspection release provided by the Canada Border Services Agency 

Japanese used cars are easy to import in Canada. If you are interested in buying these cars, you can contact a supplier or do it yourself. 

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