Saudi Arabia Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Saudi Arabia Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Saudi Arabia

 

Year Restrictions
Max. 5 Years Old
Destination Port
Dammam
Time of Shipment
34-46 Days (Container)
Vessel Schedule
Bi-Monthly (Container)
Shipping Line
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Inspection
Not Required

 

Shipping Ports:

Port Dammam, Port Jubail and Port Jeddah are the ports of the country.

 

Left Hand Drive:

Left Hand Drive vehicles are allowed only to be import in the country.

 

Age Restriction:

Passenger Vehicles more than 5 years old are not allowed to be import in the country and machinery older than 10 years are not allowed.

 

 

Documents Required:

  • Title of the vehicle

  • SASO certificate

  • Legal purchase invoice

  • Certificate of origin

  • Proof of insurance

  • Customs fee declaration

  • Landing authorization

  • Copy of license

 

Importing a Vehicle:

  • The vehicle shall be in conformity with the Kingdom's standards, and its steering system shall not undergo modification.

  • There are no damages on the vehicle body. If the damage occurs at the arrival port, a certificate from the competent authorities is required to be submitted accordingly.

  • The vehicles that have been subject to accidents such as drowning, fire, collision, rollover, etc are not allowed to be imported.

  • The vehicles used as taxicab or by police are not allowed to be imported.

  • The importer's residence authorization (Iqama) shall be valid, if the importer is not a citizen of any of the GCC states.

  • It shall not be permissible to import more than one vehicle per year, if the importer does not have a commercial registration legalizing buiness activity in vehicle sale and import.

 

Duties & Taxes:

  • The value for customs purposes is calculated according to the price lists issued by the manufacturers. Vehicles manufactured for special purposes and antique cars are excluded.

  • The depreciation rate is deducted according to the model year, and the value of freight and insurance is added.

  • The method of deduction is on monthly basis according to the age of the vehicle.

  • The importation date shall be taken into account to determine the age of the vehicle in years and months. The model year starts at the beginning of January and expires at the end of December.

  • The vehicle imported during the first six months of the model year is considered new and there is no deduction.

  • For the vehicle imported during the last six months of the model year there will be a deduction at a rate of 2percent per month or parts of it.

  •  For the vehicle imported during the second year until the fifth year of the model year there will be a deduction at a rate of 1percent per month or parts of it.

  • The maximum deduction rate is 60percent of the price of the vehicle imported after more than five years from the beginning of the model year.

  • The customs duty rate is (5percent for motor cars, 12percent for trucks).

 

 

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