Import rules and regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Poland

Import rules and regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Poland

Import rules and regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Poland


Situated at the heart of Central Europe, Poland is a tourist destination. The auto industry of the country is not strong, so generally vehicles are imported in the country. With the increasing population in the country, demand for vehicles is also rising. Along with new vehicles, used vehicles are also gaining popularity in the nation. Used vehicles from Japan are imported in the country in large numbers.

The import-barriers in the country are low. This gives vast choices to vehicle buyers to import the vehicle of their choice. Importation of left hand drive vehicles is permitted in the country. Used vehicles imported in Poland are subjected to road-worthiness inspection before they gets registered in the country.

The vehicle must be registered in the name of the current owner. A shipper may import only one of each type of a vehicle, trailer, or motorcycle. A person, who is in Poland full time or is returning from temporary residence in a third country, must have been out of EU for at least a year continuously. The car must have been used in the place of origin for at least 6 months. The vehicle imported must continue to be used in the same manner. Utility vehicles and company cars are not covered under the exemption.


Documents Required-

  • Purchase Invoice
  • Proof of insurance
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Original vehicle documents proving ownership
  • Original Registration


Duties and Taxes-

All duties and taxes are to be paid on the car imported from outside the EU. A certificate of origin is needed in order to receive preferential treatment when Customs assessed duties.

For tax and duty free importation, returning residents should submit the proof of owning and using the vehicle for at least six months to the Customs Office. Also, a vehicle imported into Poland cannot be sold, lent, rented, or used by another person (either free of charge or charged) for a period of 1 year following importation.

Shipper need to fill out a notarized Power of Attorney to handle the import when importing a used vehicle into Poland. If this form is not filled, the shipper must be present for Customs clearance.



Shipping Ports-

Major shipping ports in Poland are Gdynia and Gdansk. The most common shipping method, RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) is used for vehicle shipment. However, on request of customers, more expensive yet safe method of shipment, container method is used for vehicle shipment.


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