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IMPORT A CAR FROM JAPAN TO THE UK

To import car from Japan to the UK is a very attractive prospect for potential buyers due to the exchange rate and acceptance for testing under the IVA scheme at the present time. Japanese car importers of used vehicles should check that tyres, glass and headlamps conform to EU directives or they will need to be replaced or modified in order to secure an IVA (SVA)/MSVA Test pass.

If you are seeking to import Japanese cars that are less than 6 months from Date of first registration or have never been registered it can be more difficult and requires additional testing at a UK proving ground.  

Japanese traders generally offer car shipping to the UK at what appears to be a very attractive price. Rarely do they provide UK customs clearance or the UK import duty service. By sending us a copy of the Bill of Lading and Export document we will manage the process and secure UK car registration.

Vehicle registrations have included Civic, Fit, Prius, Prelude, CR-V, Stream, Camry, Estima, F.J. Cruiser, Hilux, Alphard Infinity, etc

If you would like further information on importing a car from Japan to the UK, or on any of the vehicle legalisation and conversion services offered by Specialised Shipping Services,please phone 0118 933 2334 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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