Laos Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Laos Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Laos


Year Restrictions
No Age Restrictions
Destination Port
Port of Laos
Time of Shipment
Vessel Schedule
Shipping Line
No Inspection Required


Shipping Port

The common port in Laos for importation of used vehicles from Japan is Port of Laos.


Left hand drive vehicles

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country. Right-hand drive vehicles are prohibited in the country. Motorbikes over 250cc are not allowed in the country. 


Documents Required

  • Certificate of Title and Registration

  • Original Bill of Lading– It must include chassis number, engine number, cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand and model.

  • Letter of Employment

  • Commercial or Purchase Invoice

  • Driver’s license

  • International Insurance Policy


Duties & Taxes

  • According to Foreign Trade Policy Department, Lao PDR had begun to reduce import tariffs on goods since 2008 and now import tariffs on many products including vehicles have been reduced to zero.
  • Duties and taxes are to be paid on the used vehicle imported in the country. However, Foreign Diplomats are allowed to import one vehicle into Laos duty free. Letter from the Laos Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required verifying the importer’s status and allowing the permit of duty free vehicle import. Vehicles are subject to duties assessed on the type, age and engine size of the vehicle.


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