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Import Regulations for Used Japanese Cars in Philippines

  • Age Limit:

    No Age Restrictions.

  • Inspection:

    No Inspection Required for Private Vehicles. Vehicles for Commercial use require Pre-Shipment Inspection from SGS.

  • Required Documents:
    • Surety Bond
    • Original Passport
    • Original Bill of Sale
    • Certification of Arrival
    • Deed of Sale or Commercial Invoice
    • Stencils of Chassis/Engine Numbers
    • Proof of Registration
    • Import Permit
  • Shipment Duration:

    5 to 8 Days.

Customs Duty:
  • 30% for Vehicles having 9 seats or less
  • 20% for Vehicles having 10 seats or more
Import Processing Fee:
  • 250 PHP to 1000 PHP
Value Added Tax (VAT):
  • 12% of Invoice Value
Documentary Stamp Fee:
  • 265 PHP
Ad Valorem Tax:
  • It is applicable on Used Vehicles
Container Security Fee:
  • 5 USD (20 footer)
  • 10 USD (40 footer)
Certificate of Payment Fee:
  • 100 PHP
Destination Ports:
  • Manila
  • Subic Bay
  • Port Irene