Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Haiti

Year Restrictions

No Age Limit

Destination Port


Time of Shipment

17-26 Days

Vessel Schedule

Weekly (Container)

Shipping Line



No Inspection Required

Shipping Ports:

Port-au-Prince, Croix-des-Bouquets, Cap-Haitian, Carrefou,Port-de-Paix and Les Cayes are the ports of the country.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:

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

Age Restriction:

Vehicles more than 3 years old are not allowed to be import in the country. Importing a used car to Haiti is not a easy task, as it consumes time and involves too much of paperwork and there are so many rules and regulations to follow. But if you get ready by updating yourself with regulations and prepare the paper prior to import of used car from Japan, it will save your time and you will not face any hectic and irritating situations in your experience of importation and you might find yourself helping others from your good experience.

Documents Required:

Custom Regulation:

Custom valuation based on:

  • Original invoice from the country of origin
  • If customs does not accept the invoice, the Blue Book value will be used to set the price. This is usually the case for cars, trucks, and other vehicle

Verification of CIF value procedure:

The collection is done by Haitian Central Bank it collects the duties for goods imported into Port-au-Prince. For vehicle shipped elsewhere in Haiti, duties are collected through the National Credit Bank (BNC). Customs formalities can take from 24 to 48 hours if all forms are in order.

Import Taxes:

Duties & Taxes:

  • A 5% tax is applied to vehicles valued at less than HTG 35,000
  • A 20% tax is applied on vehicles valued over HTG 75,000
  • A 5% tax is applied to trucks that weigh less than two tons and minibuses with a capacity not exceeding 24 passengers.
  • A 10% tax is levied on imported used vehicles.
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