Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Germany

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

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 Germany

Year Restriction

Destination Port

Hamburg and Bremerhaven

Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

Zim Germany Gmbh, Hamburg Sud-Line, Hapag-Lloyd



Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Germany


Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of left-hand steering vehicles is permitted in the country.


Technical Inspection (Fahrzeug-Hauptuntersuchung, common ‘TUV’) is required on vehicles imported in Germany.

When registering a vehicle in the country, Technical Inspection certificate is required.

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Germany

Taxation in Germany

Exemption on duty is given, provided the following conditions are satisfied

It is allowed to drive the imported vehicle with the home license plates and registration if one imported the vehicle for temporary basis i.e. for a period of up to 12 months. Registration document with German translation is required. If one is staying for a longer period, then the vehicle must be registered at local Kfz-Zulassungsstelle.


Used Cars Import Documentation in Germany


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