Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Falkland Islands

Year Restrictions


Destination Port


Time of Shipment

36-44 Days (Container)

Vessel Schedule

Monthly (Container)

Shipping Line




Shipping Ports:

Port Stanley is the principal port of the country.

Right Hand Drive Vehicles:

Right Hand Drive vehicles are allowed to be import in the country.

Quick Guide for clearance of vehicle at the Border:

  • Talk to the DoA before vehicle/machinery are imported- DoA assistance prior to import will help minimise delays.
  • Clean vehicles/machinery offshore- we don’t biosecurity risk organisms in the Falkland Islands.
  • If they are not new vehicles/machinery, aim at getting them looking as new as possible- clean inside and out, washed, vacuumed, rubbish removed.
  • Ensure that any cleaning system used is proven to effectively and consistently meet the contaminant threshold levels- talk to DoA about approved cleaning system.
  • Get documented evidence of the DoA’s approved cleaning system you’re using. This tell the DoA that any inspection and/or decontamination treatment is probably not necessary- facilitating biosecurity clearance.
  • Provide the required documentation for identifying each vehicle/machinery to DoA.

Failure to meet Biosecurity:

Vehicle/Machinery that do not meet the requirements of the standard will not be given biosecurity clearance and will be directed for further action (eg., decontamination) as considered appropriate to manage the biosecurity risks and meet the requirements of the standard. Deliberate non-compliance with the requirements of the standards, or negligence leading to non-compliance, may lead to increased intervention or prosecution of liable parties.

Imported Vehicles:

  • Motorised vehicles such as buses, cars, motorcycles, trucks, utility vehicles, vans, motorised bicycles, forklifts, agricultural vehicles, golf carts and mobility scooters.
  • Non-Motorised and/or self propelled vehicles imported as cargo such as trailers, caravans, vessels and aircrafts and land yachts.
  • Damaged vehicles are imported for repair or dismantling.

Imported Vehicles:

1. Evidence of pre-export inspections or treatments if available

2. Vehicles and Machinery giving full details of


  • Contact details of the consignor and consignee
  • Country of Origin
  • Registration Number/ID
  • Description of Consignment (make and model)
  • Completed and signed by the Exporter.
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