Japan Used Vehicle Import Duty / Regulation in Malta

Year Restrictions


Destination Port

Marsaxlokk and Valletta

Time of Shipment

Container (24-31 Days)

Vessel Schedule

Container (Weekly)

Shipping Line

Palm Shipping Agency Ltd.



Shipping Ports:

Valletta Grand Harbour, Port of Marsaxlokk, Port of Ċirkewwa, Port of Marsamxett, Port of Valletta and Mgarr are the ports of the country.

Right Hand Drive:

Only right hand drive vehicles are allowed to be driven in Malta.

Documents Required:

Duties and Taxes:

  1. Customs duty of 10% is applied on the CIF value.
  2. 18% value added tax (VAT) is applied.
  3. Vehicle registration tax is applied on all vehicles being imported to Malta.

1. Find a reliable supplier

Recently, The internet can make you to find the many number of used car exporters in Japan. The point when you select the company, Please look at their history, reliability, durability that is popular and has higher rankings on the website. There is some of company who shows unbelievably cheap prices or not real photos of the cars, please make sure to check their reliability and condition of the cars with terms and sales condition.

To avoid Internet fraud, Please contact them closely over the phone to know who they are, or ask about this selected company at your local Japanese embassy. The best way is to find reliable used vehicle exporter is to know any their customer who bought the cars from that company.

2. Choose the right car

There is the import regulation for all cars being imported into Malta. A vehicle must be imported upon receipt of Vehicles Malta Transport Authority. The exporter / importer has the right to apply for the issuance of duplicate copy of certificate of registration or identity card issued to him.

3. Payment

Once you have decided to purchase the vehicle, you can receive the invoice from the supplier. The most of the company prefer the customer to arrange the payment by Bank remittance. Once you get the invoice, you can print it out and bring it to your local major bank to transfer money to their bank account. Make sure to have the receipt of your payment at your bank as it is proof of your money transfer and you can submit it to your supplier for their quicker confirmation.

4. Shipment delivery

Once your payment is acknowledged by the supplier, the shipment procedure can be started. It is depending on the condition of payment between you and your supplier. The delivery of the car to Myanmar shall be carried out before the eligible subject performing exit procedures in the country where he/she is residing.”
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