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Looking to Import Cars from Japan to Russia?

Daiwa Logistics can handle all documentation and shipping for all enquiries wanting to import cars from Japan to Russia. Our team of industry leading specialists are well equipped to handle all vehicle shipping jobs, big or small.

Load Ports

Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama

Discharge Ports

St Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok

Estimated Time

10-60 days

Shipping Methods

Roll On/Roll Off (RO/RO) & Containerised

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    Import Cars from Japan to Russia:

    Exporting cars from Japan to Russia has slowly increased over the years due to Japanese cars becoming more well known for being safe and reliable but also foreign companies are now doing more business in Russia. The process of an import car to Russia from Japan can end up being very expensive and complicated as relevant customs regulations can be difficult to access. Daiwa Logistics is a complete service provider of global transport and logistics, who can help you navigate the whole process from start to finish. Our team at Daiwa is known for being made up of the best Japan car exporters who can import vehicles from Japan of any kind from heavy machinery, motorbikes and motor homes to nearly anywhere in the world. Before you purchase and import used cars from Japan, Daiwa suggests that you have researched the strict rules and regulations set by Russian Authorities. For example, an import car to Russia cannot be older than 5 years old which could lead to time and money being wasted if not followed. Don’t worry as experienced Japanese used car exporters our team at Daiwa can help you with any knowledge you require before importing a car from Japan to Russia. Daiwa also makes a point to keep our customers updated along the way when they choose to ship cars from Japan with us and will keep track of your import car to Russia even at sea. Daiwa’s main goal is to provide a stress-free experience for customers wanting to import cars from Japan to Russia and will go above and beyond to achieve this. 

    FAQs – Import Cars From Japan to Russia

    Are there any extra costs to import cars from Japan to Russia?

    Yes, there can be unforeseen costs for an import car to Russia from Japan such as additional duties and tax on top of purchasing and shipping. Our team at Daiwa suggests that you research and calculate the duties and tax before you import vehicles from Japan so that you stay within your desired budget. The percentage of Duties and Tax for an import car to Russia depends on the below:

    • 25 percent of the vehicle’s value as an import tax.
    • Value-added tax (VAT) is 20 percent of the value of the vehicle.

    In addition, there may be other fees applicable for permanently importing Japanese used cars due to heavy customs duties being imposed which could lead to the tax sometimes exceeding 100 percent of a vehicle’s total value. However, individuals moving to Russia permanently or temporally from other countries are exempt from import duties for one vehicle. This also applies to permanent residents of Russia who stay abroad for over six months without interruption. As the best Japan car exporters, Daiwa recommends to anyone wanting to import car to Russia that they should authenticate the retail cost of the car and provide it to Russian Customs otherwise officials will assess the cost themselves based on price information maintained by Russian Customs.

    What documents and information do I need when permanently importing a car from Japan to Russia?

    To permanently import used cars from Japan into Russia you will need to present a range of documents to Russian Customs. Japanese used car exporters like Daiwa can provide and process documentation on your behalf, making the whole process easier and stress-free. Daiwa suggests that all customers should collect and read these documents before exporting cars from Japan to avoid delays or worst case scenario your vehicle being denied entry into Russia. Russian Customs is known for having strict requirements which is why Daiwa advises teaming up with a local Russian agent who can organise the local transport and registration once the vessel that ship cars from Japan arrives at a Russian port. As a guide, here is some of the documentation you will need to provide to Russian officials or our team at Daiwa:

    • Commercial Invoice
    • Customs value declaration
    • Bill of Lading
    • Freight insurance
    • Packing List
    • Single Administrative Document (SAD)
    • Export certificate

    Can I temporarily import a car from Japan to Russia?

    Yes, you can temporally import cars from Japan to Russia if you are a tourist, visitor, or temporary resident. In this case, you are limited to one vehicle per person which is duty-free for one year and can only be for personal use. If the vehicle stays longer than one year you will be charged a 3% tax of the car’s value each month or possibly be fined if the correct documentation is not provided. Even when you are temporarily importing a car from Japan the car will still need to be registered by Russian Customs before being permitted to drive on Russian roads. Once the vehicle is registered, UVTS (Vehicle’s Import Acknowledgement Certificate) document is issued to the vehicle that legally entitles the imported vehicle in the country. However, to drive this imported car in Russia, the driver must have the required third-party liability insurance OSAGO. Depending on how long you’re staying in Russia can get an insurance policy issued for one year, six months, or longer.