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

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 China 

Year Restriction

Max. 10 Years Old

Destination Port

Tianjin, Shanghai, and Dalian

Time of Shipment

10-15 Days (Container)

Vessel Schedule

Weekly (Container)

Shipping Line

Cosco Shipping Lines Co. (COSCO)



Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in China


Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of only left hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country. Even though in some cases right hand drive vehicles are imported, it is not allowed to register and use them on the roads.


Vehicles manufactured prior to 1 January 2005 will not be registered without undergoing a rigorous inspection. All vehicles being registered in Beijing for the first time must meet EURO IV standards. Diesel vehicles are prohibited.

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In China

Used Cars Import Documentation in China


Import Restrictions

Only Permanent Representative (working in permanent institutions), only foreign resident staff enterprises in the three forms of Sino-joint venture, cooperative business and exclusively foreign-owned enterprises in China, and foreign experts are allowed to bring their car into China. But the foreign students studying in China cannot bring in cars for their private use.

Overseas students of high level who are verified by governing departments and live or work back in China for more than 1 year continuously can apply for importing one self-use motor vehicle from overseas, including sedans, SUVs and passenger cars with no more than 9 seats only.

Diplomats are allowed to import a vehicle duty and tax free including motorcycles. Other foreigners strongly discouraged from importing vehicle. Returning Chinese citizens allowed to import their vehicle only if they are returning diplomats or can get an import permit.

In order to register a vehicle in Cyprus, it must first pass the DoRT test.n the Republic of Cyprus, all vehicles over four years old are subject to a Department of Road Transport (DoRT) test (similar to a UK MOT) for mechanical safety as well as emissions levels. This test must be passed every two years. The test checks emissions, brakes, suspension, steering, lights and tyres among other things. 


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