Myanmar Business
Japan Car Direct works to export vehicles to you at the lowest cost, and fastest way possible:
- Your vehicles are sourced directly from the over 100 Japanese dealers auctions.
- Vehicles are exported from six different port locations across Japan for the lowest inland transport costs.
- Three different shipping lines are used with a total of more than eight direct ships from Japan to Myanmar every month for the fastest shipping.
- Low cost service to remove the roofs of large trucks or other high boxes to decrease the M3 size and freight cost are available.
- Sourcing of new, rebuilt and used parts to be exported in the vehicles or by EMS.
- Professional friendly service, and clear communication.
Choose Japan Car Direct ~ we will meet or beat any of our competitors on price and speed.

Import Regulations
The used vehicle import regulations have been changing at a rapid pace since September 2011.
Currently the government CIF values for importing used vehicles are in the table below. The values are in $US, according to the year and make of the imported vehicle. 100% of the CIF value is charged upon importation for vehicles with engines larger than 2000cc, 80% for vehicles with engines less than 2000cc, and 50% for vehicles with engines under 1350cc. An additional 65% of CIF value is charged for licensing of the vehicle.

1996 1997 1998
1999 2000 2001 2002
2004 2005
Toyota 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 8750 12500 16250
3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 8000 11000 14000
Subaru 3600 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 7668 10334
Honda 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 7000 9000 11000
Nissan 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 8000 11000
Mazda 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 7000 9000 11000
Mercedes 4800 5000 7000 9000 11000 13000 15000 17000 19000 21000
S Class
7000 12500 18000 23500 29000 34500 40000 45500 51000 56500
BMW 4600 4800 5000 7500 10000 12500 15000 17500 20000 22500
Volvo 4600 4800 5000 7500 10000 12500 15000 17500 20000 22500
Audi 4600 4800 5000 7500 10000 12500 15000 17500 20000 22500
Volkswagen 3600 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 7000 9000

» Download the list of the CIF values for 1996~2006 models here.

» Download the list of the CIF values for 2007~2012 models here.


Starting in May 2012, Cars manufactured in 2007 or later, do not require an Import Special Permit. This is the first step in the normalization of the Myanmar car import market.

Import Process

  1. Clients make a 100,000yen deposit to Japan Car Direct's Japanese funds bank account. Each deposit enables the customer to bid on one vehicle. No $US remittances are permitted due to present American sanctions.
  2. JCD searches for the best vehicles available at auction every day.
  3. JCD translates all of the best vehicle auction reports, and bids according to the client’s instructions.
  4. If the client wishes, JCD will have an additional third party inspection done before bidding on the vehicle, on the day of the auction.
  5. Upon winning vehicles at auction, a Proforma Invoice for the C&F value, vehicle photos, and auction sheet, are e-mailed to the client.
  6. The client then makes a telegraphic transfer for the balance of the monies owing within two working days.
  7. JCD arranges for the vehicle to be transported to the Japanese port.
  8. JCD then has the export certificate made, and mails it to the forwarder with the ISP permit.
  9. A booking will then be made for the next available ship for Yangon and Thilawa ports.
  10. JCD has all of the original required documents couriered to the customer, and sends any car equipment such as keys, remote controls and shift knobs by registered mail.
  11. JCD will have the BL surrendered if requested by the client.

Required Documents
  • Shipping Invoice
  • Export Certificate
  • English translation of Export Certificate
  • Bill of Lading
  • Copy of courier receipt
  • Bill of Sale

Let JCD take care of all of your import needs in a professional and timely manner.

JCD promises to deliver the highest quality vehicles for the lowest possible price.

We look forward to the opportunity of doing business with you.

Breaking News

Myanmar has announced tax-cut on imported cars 2014-15 and takes measures to remove
locally-manufactured vehicles running on roads

July 16, 2014
The Myanmar regional transport authorities are taking measures to remove vehicles manufactured by
local companies in industrial zones in the country, setting to hand them in to the authorities
starting this week, official media reported Wednesday.

These locally-produced vehicles are blamed for having low quality which pose danger to road safety.

These vehicles include cars produced from Mandalay Industrial Zone, jeeps from Taunggyi Aye Thaya,
Monywa, Yenangyoung and Yangon Industrial Zones, according to Mandalay Region Directorate of Road

It is estimated that 12,000 vehicles, manufactured in various industrial zones, are used across the
nation, of which 3,000 are in northern Mandalay region.

In return for handing over the locally-manufactured vehicles, the directorate said it will allow the
import of vehicles costing less than 15,000 U.S. dollars and these imported vehicles are to be
levied with a 20-percent tax exemption.

Myanmar has announced tax-cut on imported cars in the present fiscal year of 2014-15 in a bid to
further bring down car prices.

Due to restrictions on imported cars in the past, car prices are extremely high.

Since September 2011, Myanmar has laid down a program to substitute private-owned vehicles of more
than four decades of age with new ones, canceling the validity of such registered vehicles which
amounted to over 55,000, according to available figures.

According to the Department of Road Transport Administration, there was a total of 4.23 million
registered motor vehicles as of the end of March 2014, of which 434,169 are passenger cars while
124,597 are trucks, 22,151 buses, 3.59 million motorcycles and 61,000 56,000 others.

Source : dispatch/news/xinhua-news- agency/140716/myanmar-takes- measures-remove-locally- manufactured-vehicles-

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A document that establishes the terms of a contract between a shipper and a transportation company. It serves as a document of title, a contract of carriage and a receipt for goods.
A truck trailer body that can be detached from the chassis for loading into a vessel, a rail car or stacked in a container depot. Containers may be ventilated, insulated, refrigerated, flat rack, vehicle rack, open top, bulk liquid or equipped with interior devices. A container may be 20 feet, 40 feet, 45 feet, 48 feet or 53 feet in length, 8'0" or 8'6" in width, and 8'6" or 9'6" in height.
A Term of Sale where the seller pays the costs and freight necessary to bring the goods to the named port of destination, but the risk of loss of or damage to the goods, as (continued) well as any additional costs due to events occurring after the time the goods have been delivered on board the vessel, is transferred from the seller to the buyer when the goods pass the ship's rail in the port of shipment. The CFR term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.
A Term of Sale where the seller has the same obligations as under the CFR but also has to procure marine insurance against the buyer's risk of loss or damage to the goods during the carriage. The seller contracts for insurance and pays the insurance premium. The CIF term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.
An International Term of Sale that means the seller fulfills his or her obligation to deliver when the goods have passed over the ship's rail at the named port of shipment. This means that the buyer has to bear all costs and risks to loss of or damage to the goods from that point. The FOB term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.
When vehicles are presented to the auction house for sale, the auctioneers undertakes a rigorous inspection of the vehicle prior to the auction and prepares an Inspection Report for prospective buyers to view. This is effectively a 3rd party inspection, as the inspection is not commissioned by the private individual, dealer or corporation submitting the vehicle for auction, and this seller has no control over the contents of the auction house's report; moreover, the auction houses apply flat fees for the vehicles appearance at auction (i.e. they have no vested interest in the vehicle itself). They tend to be very strict with the recording of any perceived faults (as well as fairly representing the sales features of the vehicle), and for good reason - there is a claim/return procedure to which the auction house can be held accountable should the condition of the vehicle not be represented wholly and accurately on the Inspection Report.
An itemized list of goods shipped to a buyer, stating quantities, prices, shipping charges, etc.
A document, issued by a bank per instructions by a buyer of goods, authorizing the seller to draw a specified sum of money under specified terms, usually the receipt by the bank of certain documents within a given time.
Broadly, insurance covering loss or damage of goods at sea. Marine insurance typically compensates the owner of merchandise for losses sustained from fire, shipwreck, etc., but excludes losses that can be recovered from the carrier.
Original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, is a term that refers to containment-based re-branding, namely where one company uses a component of another company within its product, or sells the product of another company under its own brand. OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product.
A quotation in the form of an invoice prepared by the seller that details items which would appear on a commercial invoice if an order results.
Proxy bidding is a system that allows you to bid the maximum amount you are willing to pay for a vehicle with the possibility of winning the vehicle for less. Your bid is kept secret from all other bidders as the auction proceeds. The system will automatically enter your lowest possible winning bid and continue to increase your bid until your maximum bid is reached. If all other bidders stop bidding before your maximum bid is reached, you will win the vehicle for the amount of the final bid plus a standard 3,000 yen increment. You pay the lowest possible winning bid and do not have to pay the full amount of your maximum bid. If there are two or more identical “winning” bids, the bid that was placed first will win the vehicle.
A shortening of the term, "Roll On/Roll Off." A method of ocean cargo service using a vessel with ramps which allows wheeled vehicles to be loaded and discharged without cranes.
The most common payment method that requires the use of cable or telegraph to remit funds. Money does not move physically. The order to pay is wired to an institutions’ casher to make payment to a company or individual.
Known as “shaken” in Japanese. This bi-yearly inspection and component replacement regime also includes mandatory liability insurance, weight tax, vehicle tax and can cost upwards of $1,500 US. New vehicles depreciate at a considerably faster rate than in other countries, and beyond a certain mileage (50,000 miles/85,000 km) it becomes economically prohibitive to renew the “shaken,” as the resale values approach residual. This stringent (some say draconian) system, coupled with the Japanese zeal to own the latest models, gives rise to an abundant number of used vehicles in great condition reaching the auctions every day. The bi-yearly “shaken” also makes tampering with the odometer very difficult as a running record of the car’s mileage is kept and vehicles that deviate from this record are marked on the auction house inspection reports.
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Parts Export

Let JCD take care of all your parts needs. As a licensed dealer we get a discount on new parts at all of the major manufacturers. We also have an excellent relationship with the local wrecker. There we can use their Japan wide network and order the exact used or rebuilt part you need. Just scan and mail, or fax us a copy of your export certificate to assure we get the correct parts for your vehicle. We will then have your part mailed directly to you for a nominal service fee.


According to our customers specifications, we select vehicles for dismantling at the lowest possible market prices. We have them dismantled as required, and packed into 20 or 40ft HC containers. 10-15 fully dismantled cars can be loaded into 20ft containers, and 20-25 fully dismantled cars into 40ft containers.

Let us take care of you. We'll work to find the best available vehicles at the very lowest possible price!!