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Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Bahamas

Guidelines to follow while importing used car in Bahamas :-

Shipping Ports :-

The common port in Bahamas for importation of used vehicles from Japan is Freeport and Nassau.

Left-hand drive vehicles :-

Importation of left hand drive vehicles is preferred in Bahamas.

Age restriction and Inspection :-

Age restriction on used vehicles imported in Bahamas is four years. Special permission is required for importation of trailers and caravans. Upon arrival the vehicle must be taken directly to the Road Traffic Department for inspection and licensing.

Documents required :-

  • Copy of Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original Commercial/ Purchase Invoice
  • Import permit
  • Bill of Lading

Local Ports

Nassau Container Port

The Nassau Container Port is located in in the Arawak Cay area. It is approximately 56 acres and it is only a short two miles heading west of Downtown Nassau, Bahamas. With provisions by the Port there are facilities for container cargo for persons importing cars. The use of a wide range of ocean carriers is accepted for importers. In addition to that, the customer service is spectacular and very effective.

For your convenience, there is a Customs Department present at the Nassau Container Port to speed up the processing of entry as well as inspection of freight. Fortunately, persons importing cars to Nassau, Bahamas have the advantage of handling all related business on-site at the Nassau Container Port.

Freeport Container Port

the Freeport Container Port is located in Grand Bahama which is one of the largest islands in The Bahamas. It deals entirely with international transshipment of cargo that is containerized. The Freeport Container Port is known for its ability to manage even the most enormous vessels on the planet. The FCP is about 16m deep and it has the capacity for up to 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units within a twelve month period.

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