Vehicle Importation

The following documents are needed to clear a vehicle from Customs:

• Invoice

• Original Bill of Lading from Shipping Agent

• Asycuda Bill of Lading from Shipping Agent

• Proof of Payment (Bank Wire Transfer, Paypal, etc)

• Insurance Certificate

• 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 the location where the vehicle is located to pick up the release order from the 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 the appropriate authority authorizing approval of concession (Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet, etc)

Procedure: A Broker/Tariff Clerk will assess declaration in Asycuda as above and pay any applicable taxes. After payment, the importer should obtain the registration number 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 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 the 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 Freight) Value.

Contact us

Customs & Excise Division

Woodbridge Bay

Fond Cole


 Tel. 1 767 266 3730/266 3717