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How to Import Japanese Used cars to Sri Lanka

Japanese used cars are famous all over the world. These cars are exported in many parts of the world. The popularity of these cars is due to their reliability and durability. It can be seen on the roads of many countries.

Like many other countries, Sri Lanka is also an importer of Japanese used cars. Many people in Sri Lanka import Japanese used cars. It is easier to import these cars in Sri Lanka. Here is how you can import Japanese used car to Sri Lanka.

Find a Supplier:

You need to find a supplier of Japanese used cars to import these cars in Sri Lanka. The Internet is the best way to find Japanese used cars supplier. There are many exporters who export Japanese vehicles in many parts of the world. You can reach on their website and find more about them. Make it sure that the exporter you choose is experienced and reliable.  Search for the relevant information on their website and anywhere on the internet. Talk to industry-related peoples forums and communities and ask for their opinions.

An effective way is to get in touch with their past customers. Past customers can tell you about their experience.

Choose the Car:

Have you made a car choice already? Explore the stock of Japanese used cars exporter. You have probably assessed your needs and realized your priorities. Have a look at different cars and choose the one according to your needs.

Order and Make Payment:

If you have made your choice of the car, it is time to make the payment. Order the car online and you will receive an invoice. Pay the amount in your local bank to get it transferred to their bank. After making a payment, you will receive a receipt. Send this receipt to your supplier so the shipping process can be started.


After your supplier receives the payment, shipping process can be started.  It depends on the conditions between you and your supplier. You desired vehicle will reach in a few weeks after you after the start of shipping.

Port Clearance:

You need to get it cleared off as the vehicle reaches the port. Contact with a clearance company for this purpose and provide the relevant details. 

Age Restriction:

Used cars should not be more than two years, whereas vehicles (vans and dual purpose) should not be more than five years old.

Right or Left Hand:

Traffic moves on the left-hand side in Sri Lanka. Import of right-hand drive vehicles is allowed.

Road Worthiness Inspection:

All the used or new Japanese vehicles go under a roadworthiness inspection when imported to Sri Lanka. A road test is performed by JAAI. It is a non-profit organization under the supervision of Japanese government.

Every vehicle needs a JAAI certificate before the import to Sri Lanka.

Shipping Port:

New or used cars are imported to maritime port of Colombo and Hambantota.


Here are some documents that are required for the port clearance:

  • Original Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Passport of owner
  • Purchase invoice
  • Ministry of Transport approval
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Original Registration Certificate
  • Import License

Tax Concession:

Here are tax concessions that are offered on the basis of cylinder capacity:

  • 50% on 1000cc
  • 55% on 1600cc
  • 60% on 2000cc
  • 70% on 2600cc

Japanese used cars are famous all over the world. It is easier to buy used cars online and get delivered to your desired location. 

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