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

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 Cook Islands

Year Restriction

Max. 10 Years Old

Destination Port

Arutanga harbor, Arorangi Jetty

Time of Shipment

20-28 Days (Container)

Vessel Schedule

Monthly (Container)

Shipping Line



Not Required

Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Cook Islands


Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

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

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Cook Islands

After importing the vehicle, importer is not allowed to sell the vehicle within two years of importation. Used vehicles imported in the country are subjected to import taxes depending upon the age of the vehicle. Along with import taxes, VAT is also imposed on vehicles.

Duty Rates on Vehicles

Type of vehicle Duty Rate Duty Rate
Free to 150%
Free to 120%
Motor home/camper van
Free to 120%
Motor vehicle for the transport of 10 or more persons
Free to 120%

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Import VAT is chargeable on all goods (including motor vehicles) imported into Cook Islands, even though the transaction has been conducted offshore and the purchase price may already incorporate a local value-added or sales tax component. The current rate of VAT is 12.5 percent. VAT is calculated on the Customs value of the vehicle, plus duty (if any), plus international freight and insurance.

Import Entry Transaction Fee

In addition to the payment of duty and VAT, an Import Entry Transaction Fee of $25.00 (VAT inclusive) may apply. The fee is payable at the same time that duty and VAT is collected by Customs.

Used Cars Import Documentation in Cook Islands


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Special Attention

Note: If applicable, the duty rate is calculated on the Customs value and the additional freight costs of the vehicle.

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