Import Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures
To Import Japan Used Cars In Belgium

Check all the key points related to import rules, regulations, policies, documentations, duties and taxes, inspections, restrictions, shipping ports, etc. which you should keep in mind while importing Used Cars from Japan to Belgium

Year Restriction


Destination Port

Antwerp and Zeebrugge

Time of Shipment

RoRo (29-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Less than Bi-Monthly)

Shipping Line


Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Belgium


Left-hand drive vehicles

Importation of left hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.


Used vehicles imported in the country are subjected to road-worthiness test, except if the importer is the owner abroad (Importer’s name should be on Foreign Registration Certificate).

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Belgium

Taxation in Belgium

Used vehicle imported in Belgium is subjected to duties and taxes. Import duties are calculated on the basis of the customs value and vehicle type. And VAT of 21% of the sum of the customs value, the import duties and any extra fees is also charged.

Exemption from customs duties and VAT is given on bringing a vehicle into Belgium from outside the EU as part of personal and household effects provided the owner must have lived outside the EU for at least the previous twelve months, have bought the car outside the EU and have driven it for at least six months prior to arrival, have already paid the VAT equivalent in another country, and must subsequently keep the vehicle for personal use for a minimum of twelve months following import.

Registration of vehicle

After customs clearance, application form for registration is given to the importer. The registration form should be sent to the Vehicle Registration Service (DIV) accompanied by the original foreign registration certificate and a copy of the purchase receipt.

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