Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Cayman Island

Year Restrictions

No Age Limit

Destination Port


Time of Shipment

29-36 Days (RoRo)

Vessel Schedule

Less Than Bi-Monthly (RoRo)

Shipping Line

RoRo (Monthly)


No Inspection Required

Shipping Ports:

The common port in Cayman Islands for importation of used vehicles from Japan is Georgetown.

Age Restriction:

No age restriction on importation of used vehicle.

Right Hand Drive Vehicles:

Importers and buyers are allowed to import right hand drive vehicles in the country.


The Cayman Islands is an autonomous British Overseas Territory the Western Caribbean Sea. If you would like to import car to the Cayman Island, each and every details relating to it are as follows


  • One has to adhere all rules and regulations governed for importing a used car in Cayman Island,
  • There is no mandatory inspection required on vehicles nor there is any age restrictions on vehicles import.

Restriction on importing vehicles :

Note: If any vehicle in breach with the above stated points enter in the country, it will not be subjected to inspection.


There is lot of paperwork involved in importing the a used car in Cayman Island, so you need to keep every document updated and nearby by you, for presenting them at different stage of shipping.

Documents Required:

Import laws of Cayman Island:

Duty and Taxes in Cayman Island:

Used vehicles imported in Cayman Islands are subjected to Customs duties of 29.5%-42% depending upon the value of the vehicle imported. Used vehicle importers are also subjected to one time fee for future disposal of the car (Environmental Disposal Fee). It is based on the CIF value of the car. Importers have to pay port charges also depending upon the weight of the vehicle.

Custom Clearance:


In case you are taking up the residency for the first time, you may import your used car belongings and duty exempt but must do so before or within six months of residing in Cayman.

Only apply to those vehicles that have been in a genuine use and ownership abroad for not less than six months. For the import of used personal effects, you must complete a Declaration For Unaccompanied.

Baggage form in addition to the Customs Import Entry form and you must have to produce proof of residency by way of a work permit or other means.
Customs may conduct inspections at times and in the event that your goods are to be inspected, you will have to arrange an inspection time with the Customs inspection unit and have your documents ready to show what has been declared.

Note: The collector of Customs may extend this under special Circumstances.

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