Our buying agents in Japan bid on your vehicle – they are professionals with many years of auction experience.
We let you know the auction result.
Auction price + Japan agent fee = FOB price.
Your Vehicle Import Guide PDF is emailed to you – this is tailored to your situation and includes everything you need to import your vehicle – payment, shipping, Customs clearance and compliance information.
An invoice is provided. Follow the simple steps and send your payment to Japan by telegraphic transfer within 3 to 5 days – we confirm when payment is received.
We recommend OFX or another low-fee transfer option for the best exchange rate.
It is a good idea to set this service up in advance so you will be ready to transfer funds as soon as a suitable vehicle has been purchased.
Once original paperwork is received (up to 10 days after auction) your vehicle is de-registered and shipped on the next available vessel.
From auction day, allow 4 to 6 weeks for shipping to Australia or NZ, and 6 to 10 weeks for USA, Canada, UK / Europe.
We provide your shipping schedule once the booking is confirmed, usually within 2 weeks of auction.
Shipping paperwork is emailed to you, with Customs Agent and compliance workshop copied in so they know when to expect your car and can prepare in advance.
Japanese registration paperwork is converted to an Export Certificate by Japan Customs.
Original export Certificate together with all items received from the previous owner (spare keys, manuals etc.) are sent to you by international courier, following shipping.
Tracking details are provided so you can monitor progress.
Customs Agent arranges paperwork prior to arrival – to expedite clearance.
You pay their invoice for shipping, taxes and clearance charges.
Clearance usually takes 3 to 5 working days (depends on Customs and Quarantine).
Your car is delivered to you or directly to a workshop (your choice).
Compliance workshop makes minor ‘compliance’ changes to your car to meet local road standards.
We recommend a suitable workshop in your area.
Compliance usually takes 1 to 2 weeks – you pay the workshop on completion.
Roadworthy inspection / registration (you or the workshop – your choice).
You pay for normal on road costs (roadworthy, stamp duty, registration).