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

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 Italy

Year Restriction


Destination Port

Savona, La Spezia and Livorno

Time of Shipment

Container (27-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

Container (Weekly)

Shipping Line

Agenzia Marittima Le Navi


No Inspection Required

Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Italy


Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

In Italy, it is preferred to import vehicles with steering on the left hand side.

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Italy

Duties and taxes

Duty Free Importation

Used Cars Import Documentation in Italy


The documents specified should be original, notarized copies are not accepted. Client’s presence is required during the clearance process.

Documents Required for vehicle registration

Vehicle Registration

To register the vehicle, one needs to prove that they reside legally in Italy and own the car. In case the car is used, it needs to pass an inspection before it can get registered. The vehicle should comply with Italian safety and technical standards. In Italy, basically the following rule applies: If the car is more than six months old and has more than 6,000 kilometers on the mileage counter, it is considered used. The vehicle imported in Italy must be registered within a period of six months of its arrival in the country with the local Motorizzazione Civile (Motor Vehicles) as well as the Public Vehicle Registry.

According to the Italian Ministry of Transport, following are eligible to register a foreign car in Italy

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Avoid Frauds While Buying Used Cars from Japan

Japan is known for their High Quality Used Cars & Vehicles Exported Worldwide.
At we have hundreds of Trusted Dealers with more than 30 years of experience in used cars export industry.

But due to some Fake & Fraud companies the name of all dealers get spoiled.  Make sure to double check the company with before any deal to avoid being a victim of fraudsters…..

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