Cook Islands Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Cook Islands Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Cook Islands


Year Restrictions
Max. 10 Years Old
Destination Port
Arutanga harbor, Arorangi Jetty
Time of Shipment
Vessel Schedule
Shipping Line
Not Required


Shipping Ports:

Major shipping ports in Cook Islands are Arutanga harbor, Avatiu harbor and Arorangi Jetty.


Right hand drive vehicles :

Importation of right hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.


Documents Required :

  • Passport
  • Invoice showing export costs (Japan)
  • Invoice showing freight costs and insurance to Cook Islands
  • De-registration Certificate
  • Invoice receipt showing total price paid and date of purchase
  • Bill of Lading
  • Odometer reading at time of sale for export to Cook Islands
  • Odometer reading at time of importation into Cook Islands


Taxation in Cook Islands:

After importing the vehicle, importer is not allowed to sell the vehicle within two years of importation. Used vehicles imported in the country are subjected to import taxes depending upon the age of the vehicle. Along with import taxes, VAT is also imposed on vehicles.


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