Netherlands Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Netherlands Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Netherlands


Year Restrictions
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
31-41 Days (RoRo)
Vessel Schedule
Less than Bi-Monthly (RoRo)
Shipping Line
No Inspection Required


Shipping Ports

Port of Amsterdam, Port of Delfzijl, Port of Den Helder, Port of Eemshaven, Port of IJmuiden, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Terneuzen and Port of Vlissingen are the ports of the country.


Left Hand Drive Vehicles

Netherlands allows importation of only left-hand drive vehicles.




Documents Required

Here are some documents that are required when importing Japanese used cars in the Netherlands.

  • Copy of work contract

  • Original Purchase Invoice

  • Copy of Proof of insurance

  • Original Certificate of Title and Registration



The RDW also operates a number of inspection and testing stations throughout the country. If you have purchased a car, motorcycle or trailer abroad, you must make a number of arrangements before the vehicle can be used on Dutch roads

  • You must have a Dutch registration number for your vehicle and the associated registration certificate and number plate(s).

  • You must have paid the appropriate road tax.

  • You should have arranged statutory third-party liability insurance for your vehicle.


Duties & Taxes

  • If you reside in the Netherlands and drive a vehicle with a foreign registration, you may have to pay a Passenger Car and Motorcycle Tax (BPM) assessment.

  • In the process of Importing a vehicle in Netherlands, the individual must pay 10 percent MFN Duty and 21 percent Sales Tax.



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