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Import regulations for used cars from Japan to Poland

Import better condition cars from Japan for less money than buying from EU countries!

We at Japan Car Direct LLC have exported hundreds of vehicles to Poland over the years. Our exclusive agreement with Japan Car Direct Poland has ended and we are now working direct with individuals and business to import direct from Japan.

There are 2 ways to import to Poland. The first is direct to Gydnia/Gdansk and the other is through Bremerhaven in Germany. The majority of our customers find it easier and cheaper to import through Bremerhaven port. Ocean freight is cheaper and import can be completed cheaper than shipping direct to Polish ports.

Required Documents Provided by JCD

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Original Bill of Landing
  • Export certificate
  • Export certificate translation

Direct Import from Japan to Poland

  • Duty: 10%
  • Excise Tax: depends on age and engine size (newer smaller engine cars are as little as 424 zł, older larger engine cars are as high as 18664 zł)
Rok produkcji samochodu
Pojemność silnika  od 2016 2010 – 2015 2005-2009 2004 i starsze
poniżej 1199 424 zł 474 zł 524 zł 574 zł
1200-1499 638 zł 820 zł 1230 zł 1476 zł
1500-1999 1072 zł 1378 zł 2067 zł 2481 zł
2000-2499 1772 zł 2278 zł 3417 zł 4101 zł
2500-2999 3025 zł 3592 zł 5388 zł 6466 zł
3000-3499 4753 zł 5281 zł 7922 zł 9506 zł
3500-3999 6328 zł 7031 zł 10547 zł 12656 zł
4000 i więcej 12664 zł 14664 zł 16644 zł 18664 zł

 

  • VAT: 22%
  • Recycle fee: 500 zł

 

Import to Poland through Bremerhaven Germany:

Excise Tax: depends on age and engine size (newer smaller engine cars are as little as 424 zł, older larger engine cars are as high as 18664 zł)

Rok produkcji samochodu
Pojemność silnika  od 2016 2010 – 2015 2005-2009 2004 i starsze
poniżej 1199 424 zł 474 zł 524 zł 574 zł
1200-1499 638 zł 820 zł 1230 zł 1476 zł
1500-1999 1072 zł 1378 zł 2067 zł 2481 zł
2000-2499 1772 zł 2278 zł 3417 zł 4101 zł
2500-2999 3025 zł 3592 zł 5388 zł 6466 zł
3000-3499 4753 zł 5281 zł 7922 zł 9506 zł
3500-3999 6328 zł 7031 zł 10547 zł 12656 zł
4000 i więcej 12664 zł 14664 zł 16644 zł 18664 zł

 

  • VAT (Germany): 19%
  • Recycle fee: 500 zł
  • VAT-25 form: 160 zł

 

Other Regulations:

Vehicles imported into Poland can not be sold, rented, lent or used by any person other than the registered owner for a year following the import.

Tax and Duty free import can be done by returning residents by submitting proof of ownership for at least 6 months to the customs office and the resident must have been outside of the EU for at least one year continuously.

Shipper must be present for customs clearance or fill out a notarized PoA (Power of Attorney) to handle the import when importing a used vehicle.

To Register:

The vehicle must be registered in the name of the current owner and the following documents are required:

  • Proof of ownership/confirmation of ownership transfer
  • Proof of registration if previously registered
  • Roadworthiness test certifications
  • Customs clearance certification
  • Cars classified as “other” must have a payment certification for the excise duty

Please check with Customs and the District Authority for the most up to date regulations, fees and procedures.

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  • review rating 5  Mathew was great to work with and made what could be a scary daunting experience very easy. I am super happy with my car and am sure I will be importing with them again!

    thumb Kayla D'Ambrosi
    3/18/2019

    review rating 5  Working with Mathew and his team was an absolute pleasure. I went from never knowing you could import your own vehicle to owning my own Suzuki Cara within 6 months. Mathew was so helpful and completely transparent with me during the entire process. We spoke on the phone and via email and he helped me pick the perfect car exactly within my requirements. He dealt with my excitement and inexperience with patience and understanding. I couldn't be happier with my experience and will absolutely use Japan Car Direct again when it's time for another project. I highly recommend Mathew and Japan Car Direct.

    thumb Tristan Gilbert
    3/05/2019

    review rating 5  Just purchased my second car through Japan Car Direct. Could not be more pleased with their customer service. Matt went above and beyond to help me find the right car. Translating countless auction sheets, messaging sellers, requesting vehicle inspections, putting up with me and my requests well after his time in the office, etc. I can happily and honestly say that I would recommend this company to anyone looking to purchase a car from Japan and that you will not be dissappinted. Very kind, helpful and professional. Can’t wait for vehicle number 3.

    thumb Tanner Himmel
    2/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Mathew and the team are amazing. Bought my first Porsche in Japan and they have helped me all the way through. They are competent and honest people, will definitely be doing more business with them. Thanks guys!

    thumb Dami Eugi
    2/13/2019

    review rating 5  Mat is is the best he was right on target and video descriptions are perfect. Shipping was alot faster than I thought it would be, as JCD didn't mess around. My van was at port and ready to go. I will be using JCD again soon, got my van now I want a car.

    thumb Lee Frye
    1/22/2019

    review rating 5  I hunted the internet for a broker I could trust with my money. JDC won and I am so happy I went with them. Matt and Yoshi are great. Matt puts up with a very demanding customer in me, I can certainly take up time. Matt sends me cars from the list I sent him, when I don't have time to check the auction. It is scary how accurate Matt is when I ask him to predict a selling price. He is always very close which sometimes is not fun but he really does know pricing. They have walked we through buying two cars now and have held my hand on both. I really apricate all the time and knowledge. After purchase they have also held my hand through the whole import process which can be daunting for a first timer. I am a dealer and Matt is great at suggesting other cars to import as well. I am very satisfied with my choice

    thumb John Holmes
    1/19/2019
  • review rating 5  What can I say? The service was friendly and good, and I got my car, which ended up being in a better condition than expected. Sure, there were couple of unforeseen snags that no-one had anticipated, but overall, it was an extremely positive experience. Hommat meni hyvin, auto tuli Suomeen eikä noiden pyytämä hintakaan ollut mikään mahdottoman paha.

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    1/12/2019

    review rating 5  I bought a 1993 RX7 FD from these guys they are great! Communication was very good, and prompt! Iv has my car now for 6 months and have been loving it! I would recommend emailing them and looking into the options! They are upfront about price and will steer you into the right direction on what the car will take to own! I’m working with Yoshiro to buy another car now! I’m very pleased with the service I received. It can be scary sending lots of money to a person you don’t know for a car you have never seen, but they will come through with everything they tell you they will do!

    thumb Spencer David
    12/19/2018

    review rating 5  They've somehow made what was expected to be complicated, so simple. I got all the info I needed and imported my first JDM car without a single problem. Matthew was super fast to respond and always had an answer.

    thumb Elliott Riggen
    11/12/2018
  • review rating 5  A must for exporting cars from Japan. I've exported various models with these guys now and they have been exactly how we wanted them with no underlying issues or surprises when they arrive. Very pleased and will continue to use these guys in the future!

    thumb Callum Underwood
    9/28/2018

    review rating 5  This was my first time importing a vehicle for my personal use and naturally I was leary about who to go through. After looking through a few other places and after getting in touch with a longtime customer of theirs I decided to try these guys out. I can say without a doubt I'm glad I did. They are definitely professional and know their craft when it comes to getting you your dream car. Everything from getting cars inspected and bidding was completely transparent and went smoothly. I couldn't be happier with the car I bought and I hope down the line I'll be able to purchase another using these guys!! Thanks for all you guys do!!!

    thumb Kevin Heidari
    9/17/2018

    review rating 5  I have already purchased 3 cars from this company and have a 4th on the way. They are very nice, extremely helpful, and work around your budget. I worked with Yoshi. He is very nice and made me a lot more comfortable with the wire transfers (after purchasing the vehicle), because let’s be honest, it is nerve racking to send money to a foreign country and have to wait several weeks for your vehicle to arrive. However, everything has gone smoothly, and they make it very easy to import the car of your dreams. I will continue to go with Japan Car Direct for all my japan car needs 😀

    thumb Patrick Smolka
    7/23/2018
  • review rating 5  Amazing people to work with. Answered any question I could think of and never left me hanging in during the entire process. I was always kept in the loop. Matt and his team are superb in every way. From picking my car out at auction to picking it up at port they were always there and now I have great little cappuccino to drive around now! I will be using them again to bring in another car in the near future that's for sure.

    thumb Allan Thomas
    7/16/2018
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