Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Antigua And Barbuda

Year Restrictions

No Age Limit

Destination Port

ST John’s

Time of Shipment

RoRo (24-34 Days)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Monthly)

Shipping Line



Not Inspection Required

Shipping Ports:

Port for importation of used vehicles in Antigua and Barbuda is St. John’s port.

Age Restriction:

There is no limit for the year on Importation of used and recondition vehicles in Antigua and Barbuda is prohibited.

Right-Hand Drive vehicles:

The country permits importation of right-hand drive vehicles.

Procedure to clear vehicle from customs:

Documents Required:

Duties and Taxes:

The duties and taxes to be paid are determined by the applicable Tariff Code and the Customs Procedure Code (CPC).

  • VAT-15% of the total value of the vehicle.
  • Customs Duty- utmost 60% depending on the CIF of the vehicle.
  • Environmental Levy imposed- $6000.

Returning Nationals:

Nationals returning to Antigua and Barbuda who have been living abroad for ten years or more will be regarded as ‘returning nationals’, and are eligible for duty free importation of one vehicle, provided that the vehicle has been owned for at least two years.


Consideration will be given to the special circumstances of the returning individuals and their probable contribution towards the nation building. Returning nationals are also exempted from Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST) charges on a vehicle which has been owned by them for at least a year prior to its importation and is used for personal purposes.

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