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

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 Dominica

Year Restriction

Max. 5 Years Old

Destination Port


Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line



No Inspection Required

Used Car Import Rules & Regulations in Dominica


Right-Hand Drive Vehicles

As the traffic moves on the left side of the road on Dominica; consequently, car steering wheels are located on the right hand side of the vehicle.


No inspection is required for used car import in Dominica.

Returning Resident should abide by following condition

Used Cars Import Duties And Taxes In Dominica

Duty and Taxes on used vehicle imported

Used Cars Import Documentation in Dominica


Procedure to clear a vehicle from Customs

If Concession Applicable

The Fiscal Incentives Department oversees all duty-free importations. Please provide them with a letter and/or FTI 101 from appropriate authority authorizing approval of concession(Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet etc)


A Broker/Tariff Clerk will assess declaration in ASYCUDA as above and pay any applicable taxes. After payment the importer should obtain registration for the vehicle from the inland revenue department and present it to the Fiscal Incentives Officer.

At this point the declaration should released from Fiscal Incentives and the importer should proceed to valuation to complete the clearance process.

Placing a Vehicle into a Bond/Warehouse

Persons may import vehicles and place in a bond (warehouse) rather than pay the applicable duties on importation. The importer must seek permission in writing from the office of the Comptroller of Customs in order to place vehicles in an approved bond. Vehicles over than 10 years of age may not be bonded without authorization from the Comptroller. When the request is approved, the importer may proceed to broker and continue the clearance process. The vehicle will be accompanied by a customs officer to the bond and the keys will be held by Customs.

Returning Residents

A person shall be deemed to be a returning resident if they have returned for permanent residence, have attained the age of 18 years and is a citizen of Dominica by birth. The returning resident must prove prior ownership of the vehicle country of residence upon their importation into Dominica. Receipts and invoices for the vehicle should be made available upon request by the Customs Officer. The vehicle must be imported from the country where the applicant resided continuously for the past seven years immediately before returning to Dominica. Only one member of a family returning home will be eligible.

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Special Attention

If any term of the agreement is violated then the Comptroller reserves the right to seize the said vehicle as being liable to fined pending payment of the applicable duties in full. The Comptroller also reserves the right to sell the vehicle by public auction after a period of two months from the date of seizure.

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