The following documents are needed to clear a vehicle from Customs:
Original Bill of Lading from Shipping Agent
Asycuda Bill of Lading from Shipping Agent
Proof of Payment (Bank Wire Transfer, Paypal etc)
Certificate of title
Bill of Sale
Cancelation certificate (Japan)
Procedure to clear a vehicle from Customs
- A Broker/Tariff Clerk will assess an IM 4 Customs Declaration utilizing ASYCUDA accompanied by the invoice, bill of Lading and other supporting documents.
- Once the declaration has been assessed, proceed to a Customs Cashier with a copy of the Assessment Notice to pay the duties and taxes and obtain a receipt.
- After payment, the declaration will be electronically assigned to Valuation and an examining officer. The declaration and supporting documents will then be
verified as well as a physical examination of the vehicle.
- After examination the officer will clear the declaration and print a release order. The system will notify the Broker/Tariff Clerk that the declaration has been
released by customs. Proceed to location where the vehicle is located to pick up release order from examiner then present to DASPA for delivery.
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 be 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.
How to duties and taxes are calculated on a vehicle.
Duties and taxes are based on the Customs Value of the vehicle. Customs Value includes the cost (based on open market), insurance and shipping cost. The
duties and taxes paid are determined by the applicable Tariff Code and the Customs Procedure Code (CPC). Used vehicles aged over 5 years incur an
Environmental Surcharge of XCD 3,000.00 whereas vehicles aged under 5 years incur an Environmental Surcharge of 1% of the CIF (Cost, Insurance and