Haiti Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Haiti Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Haiti


Year Restrictions
No Age Limit
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
17-26 Days
Vessel Schedule
Weekly (Container)
Shipping Line
No Inspection Required


Shipping Ports

Port-au-Prince, Croix-des-Bouquets, Cap-Haitian, Carrefou,Port-de-Paix and Les Cayes are the ports of the country.

Left Hand Drive

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

Age Restrictions

Vehicles more than 3 years old are not allowed to be import in the country.

Importing a used car to Haiti is not a easy task, as it consumes time and involves too much of paperwork and there are so many rules and regulations to follow. But if you get ready by updating yourself with regulations and prepare the paper prior to import of used car from Japan, it will save your time and you will not face any hectic and irritating situations in your experience of importation and you might find yourself helping others from  your good experience.


Documents Required

  • Passport or visa (A visa may not be required for US citizens in Haiti depending on the length and purpose of their visit, but a valid passport is necessary)

  • Original Title of vehicle

  • Driver’s license

  • Bill of sale

  • Point of Origin and destination


Custom Regulation

  • The government of Haiti has made changes and updated the custom regulations in 1987. Since then, the government has issued several official decrees modifying the level of customs duties on virtually all products.

  • The value of imported used vehicle, based on either the “Free on Board’’ or cost, Insurance Freight’’ (CIF) valutions, is converted into Haitian gourdes at the prevailing daily rate, prior to the applications of duties and taxes.

  • All duties and taxes are payable to the Haitian Customs Administration.

  • A bill of lading, in four original copies, signed by the captain, must be presented to Customs upon arrival.


Custom valuation based on

  • Cost of the goods

  • Original invoice from the country of origin
  • If customs does not accept the invoice, the Blue Book value will be used to set the price. This is usually the case for cars, trucks, and other vehicles. 

  • Insurance cost varies according to insurance company; customs generally accepts the cost.
    Freight cost, including port charges, varies according to shipping company; customs generally accepts the cost.


Verification of CIF value procedure

  • The first verification occurs during the customs clearance process. It includes an examination of presented documents and, if needed, an inspection of the goods.

  • The second verification occurs after customs clears the goods. During the second control, the value of goods is verified; invoice prices are checked during this part of the control process.

The collection is done by Haitian Central Bank  it collects the duties for goods imported into Port-au-Prince. For vehicle shipped elsewhere in Haiti, duties are collected through the National Credit Bank (BNC). Customs formalities can take from 24 to 48 hours if all forms are in order. 


Import Taxes

  • Verification fee The charge for inspection is five percent of the CIF. The government waives the fee for goods in transit, storage, or temporary entry regimes and for goods used for diplomatic missions and the import of personal effects.

  • A maximum tax of 20percent is required for vehicles worth $2,000 and above, while a 10percent tourist tax must be paid when importing Haiti used cars into the country. 

  • There is also a daily fee which applies to vehicles kept in temporary storage in the country while the paperwork and other documents are being sorted out.

  • Value-Added Tax (French acronym TCA) The 10 percent of VAT is charged imports.

  • Excise Tax A 10 percent fee is levied on imported cars of 2200 cubic centimeters or more; 90 percent of CIF on gasoline; 40 percent of CIF on diesel oil; 30 percent of CIF on kerosene; two percent of CIF on fuel oil; two percent of CIF on lubricants; and three percent of CIF on aviation fuel.


Duties & Taxes

  • A 5% tax is applied to vehicles valued at less than HTG 35,000
  • A 20% tax is applied on vehicles valued over HTG 75,000 
  • A 5% tax is applied to trucks that weigh less than two tons and minibuses with a capacity not exceeding 24 passengers.
  • A 10% tax is levied on imported used vehicles.


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