Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Puerto Rico

Year Restrictions

No Age Limit

Destination Port

San Juan

Time of Shipment

29-42 days (Container)

Vessel Schedule

Weekly (Container)

Shipping Line



No Inspection Required

Shipping Ports:

The common port in Puerto Rico for importation of used vehicles from Japan is San Juan.

Right Hand Drive Cars:

Importation of right-hand drive vehicles are permitted in the country. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. Here also, Japanese used cars have made a remarkable place. People used to import used cars from Japan, but if you are importing for the first then you should be aware about all details if importing process, rules and regulations documents you will require and payments you need to made for entire importation.

Rules of Importation:

Documents Required:

Importation of var in Puerto Rico involves three stages :

Requirements for this

  • Original title of the vehicle
  • Releases from any loan holders on the car
  • Import duty and Taxes The import duty payable is calculated exclusively on the payable of the imported used vehicles.
  • Duty tax Duty rates in Puerto Rico can be ad valorem (as a percentage of value) or specific (dollars/cents per unit). Duty rates vary from 0% to 37.5% with the average duty rate being 5.63%.
  • Sales Tax Puerto Rico is charged at a standard rate of 12.5% (it has a Federal component of 11.5% and a Municipal component of 1%). IVU is calculated on the sum of the CIF value (i.e. product value plus shipping and insurance cost) and any duty payable. IVU is zero-rated on some products like foodstuffs and medicine.
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