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 into Canada.

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

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