Fukuoka is currently the acting capital city of the Fukuoka Prefecture and it is located on the northern shore of the Kyushu Island of Japan where it’s the most populous city.
The city has a well-established network of roads and having your car in the city with you is definitely going to be highly advantageous. Furthermore, there are a lot of ports in the city and importing your vehicle shouldn’t be too hard.
Shipping to Fukuoka.
Shipping your car to Fukuoka would certainly require you to work with a shipping agency such as the A1 Auto Transport service is definitely going to be greatly beneficial as we have over 20 years worth of professional international shipping experience behind our backs. We are going to make sure that the entire process is smooth and hassle-free. The complete endeavor is going to require a lot of documents and stringent delivery procedures and you have to choose between temporary import for less than a year and a permanent one for more than that. The procedures are going to be different and you should contact the Embassy of Japan.
Import Regulations and Documentation.
When it comes to the temporary import of the car you would have to get it authorized by the customers, get identification documents or the Carnet de Passage en Douane and have it with you at all times. You are also going to be required to send in the list of people who would use the vehicle to the automobile federation of Japan. Once you are through with the process you could easily ship the car.
For the permanent import, you’d have to provide a commercial invoice, insurance, declaration form to Bill of Lading. There is also an acquisition tax which is levied apart from the regular duties. The vehicle is going to reach the Ministry of Land, Transport, and Tourism as well as emission testing prior to being released for acceptance. You have to be aware of the latest regulations of the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) and you can contact them directly or ask for assistance from A1 Auto Transport service.
There are two available shipping methods, both of which are water-bound. The RORO choice is your best pick if you want a cheap and fast process and you don’t have additional goods to ship over. You’d have to completely empty the vehicle and leave nothing but the car jack and floor mats and spare tire. The Container shipping method would require you to ship the vehicle in a private container which is particularly handy if you have an expensive car or a lot of personal belongings as they are also allowed. For any further information, you can refer to the Embassy of Japan.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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