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

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 Chile 

Year Restriction

Max. 5 Years Old

Destination Port

Arica, Iquique, Valparaiso

Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line

The Keihin Co., Ltd.


No Inspection Required

Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Chile


Left/Right Hand Drive

Both Left and Right Hand Drive vehicles allowed to imported in the country. Mainly left-hand drive vehicles imported.


Inspection not needed for importing a vehicle in Chile. It might be needed for re-exporting.

Age Restriction

The import regulation states that vehicles should not be more than 5 years from manufacture date.

Used Cars Import Documentation in Chile


Import Documents

Commercial Invoices must accompany all non document shipments. Invoices must be numbered, printed on company letterhead with an itemized list of contents, true FOB value of goods, signed and stamped by the shipper.

Proforma invoices are acceptable as exceptions by Chilean Customs as valid documents for clearance.

Consignees Tax Identification Number (RUT) is required for shipments entering Chile and must be included on the Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice for all non-document shipments. If the RUT number is not included, additional clearance delays may occur.

Import Licenses all imports require a license, but, according to legislation governing the Central Bank since 1990, import licenses are granted as a routine procedure for nearly all goods. Licensing requirements maintained largely as a statistical gathering mechanism, not as a control. More rigorous licensing procedures apply for pharmaceuticals and weapons.

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. 

Customs Valuation

Chilean customs valuation uses the normal value of merchandise, without special discounts, plus freight and insurance (CIF). Used goods valued by the customs service according to the current new value of similar merchandise, discounting 10percent per year of use, up to a 70percent discount.”]

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