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Import regulations for used cars from Japan to SRI LANKA

  • Inspection:

    JAAI Inspection is required.

  • Age Restriction:

    Cars up to 3 years old can be imported. The allowed maximum age for vans and dual purpose vehicles is 4 years.

  • Required Documents:

    Original Bill Of Lading, Owner's Passport, Purchase Invoice, Transport Ministry Approval, Insurance Certificate, Original Registration Certificate (English), Import License, Value Declaration Form, Pre-Shipment Inspection Certification, Export Certificate.

  • Right Hand Drive Only:

    Only Right Hand Drive Vehicles can be Imported.

Duties and Taxes:
  • Custom Duties: 5%-35%
  • Motor Vehicles: 25%
  • VAT: 15%
  • Ports and Airport Levy (PAL): 7.5% of the CIF value.
  • Ad Valorem Rates: 1%- 45% of CIF Value
  • Nation Building Tax: 2% of the sum of the CIF value X 110 percent, customs duty, cess, excise duty and PAL
Destination Ports:
  • Colombo
  • Hambantota