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The third largest city in Japan, Nagoya is located in central Honshu that is counted among the most populous regions in the country. As one of the major ports in Japan, it is a hub of commercial activity all year round. The city is growing at a fast pace and is considered the center of automobile industry. Mitsubishi Motors and most of the luxury brands of Toyota have their headquarters here, including Aisin Seiki Company, Lexus, and Denso among others. This makes it a popular destination for expatriates for employment in the auto and shipping industries.
With a large network of well-maintained roads and high speed trains that facilitate quick transportation, it is easy to commute in the city on public transport and in personal vehicles. If you are planning to relocate to the port city, having your own persona vehicle can make all the difference.
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Ways to get your car to Nagoya.
To start with, it is of immense importance to find a reliable and experience car shipping service. This is essential as they have considerable know-how and understand all aspects of international shipping and offer complete support through loading the vehicle, through the US and Japanese customs and get the documentation completed at the time of delivery. At A-1 Auto Transport service, we have over two decades of expertise with overseas auto shipping all over the world.
Japan has specific time duration permits. In case, you plan to live there for less than a year, you are allowed to import your car on the temporary permit and if you intend staying for over 12 months, you will require a permanent permit. The documentation and permits differ in both the stances. Additionally, there is a host of documentation that needs to be completed and you will be required to contact the Japanese Embassy to know the current details.
If you need to import the vehicle under the temporary permit, you’ll require owners identification that is authorized by the US custom or the Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD). This is the most essential document that you need to carry with you. If there are more people that will be driving this vehicle on Japanese soil, you’ll need to submit a list of the users to Japan Automobile Federation. After the CPD is authorized and cleared, you can ship your car or vehicle.
This permit is closely scrutinized and you will need to submit more documents such as:
- Bill of Lading.
- Commercial invoice.
- Statement of Premium Due.
- Declaration form for Import.
- Freight Account of Cargo.
You will need to pay Acquisition tax and the related custom duties at the Japanese port and before the registration is completed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, emission tests are done. After these formalities are completed you are authorized to drive the car in Nagoya. To know the current requirements and documentation process, check Japan Automobile Federation.
Ways of shipping the vehicle.
If you are looking at cost effective and affordable methods of international shipping to Japan, Roll-on/Roll-off or RORO method is the best. Your vehicle is picked up by the international shipping service and rolled on board the ship and completely secured inside. It is essential to strip the car of accessories except car jack and spare tire. It is rolled off at the port of entry in the new country.
However, if you need to send other goods along with the car, it is good to secure a 20 ft. or 40 ft. enclosed container. Your car and other household goods will be transported in a sealed container and delivered to the owners after custom duties are cleared at the Japanese port. Know more about the custom duties and taxes at Japan Customs.