Guatemala Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Guatemala Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Guatemala


Year Restrictions
Not More Than 10 Years
Destination Port
Puerto Quetzal
Time of Shipment
24-36 Days (RoRo)
Vessel Schedule
Less Than Bi-Monthly (RoRo)
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports:

Puerto Quetzal is the principal port of the country. All the import of used vehicles are done through this port only.


Right Hand Drive:

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



Year Restrictions

The new law also prohibits the import of vehicles older than 10 years. Because of the decrease in vehicle imports, the current vehicle park will grow older in the market and need maintenance parts to continue working for more years before owners are ready to purchase newer models.


Documents Required:

  • Commercial invoice
  • Bill of lading
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Original Certificate of Title
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)


Duties & Taxes:

  • Passenger Cars – (5 passengers or less) 20%, (6-9 passengers) 15%
  • Trucks and Buses – 5-10% 
  • Automotive Parts – 20%


Top Selling Used Vehicles in Guatemala



Share post