Trinidad and Tobago Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Trinidad and Tobago Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Trinidad and Tobago


Year Restrictions
Max. 4 Years Old
Destination Port
Port of Spain
Time of Shipment
RoRo (24-34 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
Not Required


Shipping Port:

Port for shipment of vehicles to Trinidad is Port of Spain.


Age Restriction:

Cars should not be more than 4 years old. For vehicles to be used as taxis, they must not more than 3 years from the date of manufacture.


Right-Hand Drive

Right Hand Used cars can be imported only with a valid import license. Car should not be fitted with a diesel engine.



No specific Roadworthiness inspection is required on import of used vehicles.


Required Documents while importation

  • Four copies of Customs Declaration Form (C82 Form)
  • CARICOM Area Invoice (this is provided by the supplier and is necessary for any goods entering the CARICOM region).
  • Supplier's Invoice
  • Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Import License
  • Deregistration Certificate:- The certificate must have manufacturing date, engine number and chassis number that match the vehicles.
  • Original Passport


Import Tax Rates:

1.up to 1599cc 

  • 25%
  • 15%

2.1600cc to 2000cc

  • 35%
  • 15%

3.2001cc to 3000cc

  • 40%
  • 15%

3000cc and above

  • 45%
  • 15%



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