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Frequesntly Asked Questions asked by  Our Customers

Please find below some of the Frequently Asked Questions asked by our customers relating to our service of exporting cars from Japan and how our export cars and sparepart service works. Click each tab and then questions reveal the answers. If you still have questions, please do not hestitate to reacy us by phone or email. You can find our contacts Contact Us

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    CIF Price is Cot of Vehicle, Insurance, and Freight. This is the all-inclusive total price of the vehicle up to your port. Freight and Insurance are depending on the price of the vehicle and the distance of your port from Japan. There is no Ro-Ro service in some countries like Seychelles. In that case, the vehicle has to be shipped in the container.
    Our auction bidding and shipping fees are depending of price and ize of vehicle. You can find the price list here. We provide further discount on bulk purchase.
    The Advance payment or deposit demonstrates your intention to purchase the car. The advance payment is fully refundable if we can’t supply the vehicle you require.
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      We provide all documents which you required to clear your vehicle from the port and register the vehicle with the road authority in Singapore. We typically provide the following documents. If you need anything additional, please let us know. we will provide all documents without additional charge.

      1. Matters of Registration Certificate – Current Record ( Originals and English translation)Preserve Records Certificate ( Originals and English translation)
      2. Export with De-registration certificate (Originals and English translation)
      3. Factory/Supplier Invoice – English
      4. Bill of Lading/Arrival Notice – English
      5. Insurance Policy – English
      6. Vehicle Specification – English

      After confirmation of the payment or upon receiving the LC, Easy Cars Japan will start your car shipment process. Easy cars in Japan will dispatch the required documents through courier services. For non-LC buyers, the document will be dispatched only after payment received from our bank. The following documents are includes. We can provide the other documents on a request basis if required.

      • Export Certificate
      • Bill Of Lading
      • Final Invoice
      • Shipping / Marine Insurance (if required)
      • Bill Of Lading
      • Inspection Certificate from Japan Auto Appraisal Institute (JAAI) / Japan Vehicle Inspection Association (JEVIC) and other inspections (if required)

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        When shipping vehicle to another country, There are two main options. You can ship your vehicle in a container or ship via Roll On Roll Off (RORO). RORO option is the simplest and cheapest method of shipping for vehicles. Ship in the container is expensive compared to RORO but this is the only option in some countries where RORO is not available.
        After the customer confirms the order, we place an order to manufacture authorized dealer. A typical lead time of the factory order vehicle is 4 to 6 weeks. It will take us one week to de-register vehicle and arrange the shipping. Shipping time from Japan to Singapore is one week. So, total lead time of the vehicle to Singapore is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
        The easiest and most cost-effective way to ship parts via post office parcel service. There is a size and weight limitation send via postal service. The maximum length is 1.5m, maximum Length + circumference is 1.5m, and Maximum weight 20 to 30kg. If any part within this measurement can be shipped via EMS. There are three types of shipping methods are available

        EMS: Delivery will be made in approximately 2 – 4 days.
        Airmail: Delivery will be made in approximately 4 – 6 days.
        Economy Air (SAL): It transports items by air at a lower priority than airmail. The service is faster than surface mail while the cost is lower than airmail. SAL is only available for a limited number of countries and territories.
        Surface Mail: Sent by surface. While delivery takes 1 to 3 months, the rates are reasonable.

        Dimension: 1.5 meters (The most front spoilers are over this dimension hence can be shipped via special sea shipping)

        Weight: Maximum up to 30 kg
        The maximum weight may be different for some countries/areas.
        For details, please contact us

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          Of course. you can purchase the parts not listed in our catalog. Please send us an email or message to our Whatsapp/Viber numbers with the details of the parts or body kit are looking for.
          The body kit comes with an installation manual but unfortunately, they are written in the Japanese language only. The language would not be a problem as it has pretty much explained using illustration which helps to understand even you don’t read the Japanese language. We can also help you to translate if there is a certain section of the document difficult to digest.
          If you like doing DIY stuff then you can install most of the body kits by yourself. The body kit comes with an installation manual but nfortunately they are written in the Japanese language. The language would not be a problem as it has pretty much explained using illustration which helps to understand even you don’t read the Japanese language. We can also help you to translate if there is a certain section of the document difficult to digest.
          If you have already purchased a vehicle, we recommend purchasing a body kit separately, bringing it down with the vehicle, and installed in your country. In Japan, the transport cost of unregistered vehicles to workshop and installation body kit is a bit expensive.
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            There are no duties to be paid when importing or shipping a vehicle into Hong Kong however importers and private shippers should be aware that the vehicle must comply with specific regulations to ensure that the vehicle confirms to current Hong Kong legislation.

            These will apply when shipping a car from Japan.

            Here are the required documents to clear and register the vehicle in Hong Kong

            • Bill of Lading – Provided by Easy Cars Japan
            • Import license – Arrange by Importer
            • Commercial Invoice – Provided by Easy Cars Japan
            • De-Registration Certificate Copy – Provided by Easy Cars Japan
            • Proof of Emission Compliance – Provided by Easy Cars Japan

            All motor vehicles registering in Hong Kong for the first time should meet the requirements of the Air Pollution Control Regulations and Noise Control Regulations.

            • Application for Emission Approval
            • Easy Cars Japan completes the ‘Application for Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emissions Compliance’ form and the ‘Noise Emission Certificate General Approval’ (NECGA).
            • The original documents to be attached with the form
            • Certificate of Conformity (COC) issued to the vehicle by its vehicle manufacturer (for vehicles manufactured within one year from the date of application).
            • Exhaust emission test report issued within 6 months by one of the recognized vehicle emission testing laboratories and noise compliance report.

            The importer who applies import certificate should submit all these to the Environmental Protection Department for approval.

            Here are some guides to refer to when import vehicles to Hong kong.

            The first Registration and taxes
            Requirement of Proof of Address
            Importing an automobile into Hong Kong for personal use.
            Vehicle Examination
            How to import your car into Hong Kong.

            For the importation of a non-commercial vehicle from outside of the EU (applicable to UK nationals from 1st Jan 2021) then you will need to obtain customs clearance.
            Normally, no customs duties or VAT will be payable, provided you have owned the vehicle for at least 6 months, that all duties and taxes have already been paid and that you are importing the vehicle within twelve months of becoming a resident in France.

            Import Tax & VAT
            Import Customs : Cars 5-10%
            VAT : (CIF + Import Customs) x 19.6%
            Registration fee: EUR 34 per horsepower (half price for more than 10 years old cars) Eco Supercharge

            You will need to complete two copies of Déclaration d’entrée en France en franchise de biens personnels en provenance de pays tiers à l’Union Européenne , which you should send to your local customs office by recorded delivery.

            Here are the required documents to clear and register the vehicle in France

            • Certificate of Road Worthiness – Provided by Easy Cars Japan
            • Proof of Identity
              You will need to produce:
              your passport;
              a utility bill giving proof of your address.
            • Insurance Certificate
            • Fiscal Rating
              • In order to obtain registration, you need to calculate the ‘fiscal rating’ of the vehicle as this needs to be entered on the application. This information is not on a foreign registration card, although it is possible it might be included on the certificate of conformity.
                The fiscal rating of the vehicle is derived from the fiscal engine capacity of the vehicle, called the ‘puissance fiscal’ (PF), when it is then expressed as the administrative chevaux fiscaux/cheval fiscal. It is calculated using the following formula:
                PF = (CO₂/45) + (P/40)^1.6.
                Where:
                PF = Puissance Fiscale
                CO₂ = Carbon Emission (gr/km)
                P = Horsepower (1 hp = 0,736 kW)
            • Registration Process
              • Once you have all these documents, as well as your existing registration certificate, then you should complete a request for a vehicle registration document – a Demande de certificat d’immatriculation, also known by its former name of carte grise.
                This process can only be undertaken online at Agence nationale des titres sécurisés via prior registration with France Connect.

            Here are some guides to refer to when import vehicles to Hong kong.

            The French energy agency
            The France Connect
            La Fédération

            Seychelles allows the importation of vehicles that are under 3 years of age and are right-hand drive vehicles.
             
            Documents
            1. Bill of entry (in duplicate)
            2. Invoice/Receipts
            3. Bill of Lading
            4. Packing List/ List of goods in cargo
            5. Copy of passport of a most recent entry in Seychelles
            6. Copy of passport of an exit of 12 months or more from Seychelles
            7. Import permit
            8. Letter from the organization to certify that the student/graduate was sent for studies or in cases whereby the student/graduate went to study at their own expense, they must provide document(s) proving their attended institution of study. (If applicable) i) Prove ownership of the vehicle.
            9. Copy of driving license
             
            Vehicle Tax
            From April 2018, the new rates for Plug-In Hybrid vehicles will be applicable as follows:
            a) Cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,600cc = 10%
            b) Cylinder capacity exceeding 1,600cc but not exceeding 2,000cc = 15%
            c) Cylinder capacity exceeding 2,000cc but not exceeding 2,500cc = 20%
            d) Cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500cc = 25%
            A flat rate of 12.5% is currently being applied to all hybrid motor vehicles for the Transport of
            Goods and motorcycles;

            a) A flat rate of 10% of Excise Tax is being proposed to be applicable to Plugin Hybrids
            Motor Vehicles designed for Transport of Goods, given that they are classified by tonnage rather than by cylinder capacity.
            b) A similar flat rate of 10% is also being proposed for Plugin Hybrids Motorcycles, given the negligible level of trade in Plugin hybrid motorcycles. All these changes will be applicable from April 2018.

            USED MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORT POLICY 
             
            For Returning Resident 
            A returning resident is a Seychelles citizen who has been absent from Seychelles for a continuous period of not less than 2 years and is returning to Seychelles to take up permanent residence.
            1. The motor vehicle must not be older than 3 years.
            2. The motor vehicle must be for passenger use only, classified under HS Code 8703 and motorcycle HS Code 8711.
            3. A returning resident may import used motorcycle on condition that it is not older than 3 years at the time of landing in Seychelles.
            4. The motor vehicle must be imported ( i.e. landed in Seychelles) no later than 6 months from the first day of returning resident’s arrival in Seychelles.
            5. Once imported into the country, the motor vehicle or motorcycle shall be registered in importer’s name and it shall be permitted to be sold or transferred for a period of two years following registration at SLA.
            6. Only one motor vehicle or motorcycle shall be permitted per person and her/he must be 18 years and above.
            7. The motor vehicle should be Right-Hand drive.
            8. A returning resident once granted an import permit will not be allowed to import another second-hand motor vehicle or motorcycle should he/she decide to move overseas again.
            9. Should the importation fail to meet this policy, Customs Division reserves the right to dispose of the motor vehicle or motorcycle as prescribed under the Revenue Law.
            The importer is liable to pay all applicable taxes & levy on the motor vehicle or motorcycle at the port of entry.
            For Returning Graduate
             
            A returning graduate is a citizen of Seychelles who has been studying abroad at an educational institution recognized by the Ministry responsible for Education, for a minimum period of 9 months.
            1. The motor vehicle must not be older than 3 years
            2. The motor vehicle must be for passenger use only, classified under HS Code 8703 and motorcycle HS Code 8711.
            3. A returning graduate may import used motorcycle on condition that it is not older than 3 years at the time of landing in Seychelles.
            4. The motor vehicle or motorcycle must be imported no later than 6 months from the first day of the returning graduate’s arrival in Seychelles.
            5. Once imported into the country, the motor vehicle or motorcycle shall be registered in importer’s name and it shall not be permitted to be sold or transferred for a period of two years following registration at SLA.
            6. Only one motor vehicle or motorcycle shall be permitted per person and her/he must be 18 years and above.
            7. The motor vehicle should be Right-Hand drive.
            8. A returning graduate once granted an import permit will not be allowed to import another second-hand motor vehicle or motorcycle should he/she decide to move overseas again.
            9. Should the importation fail to meet this policy, Customs Division reserves the right to dispose of the motor vehicle or motorcycle as prescribed under the Revenue Law.
            The importer is liable to pay all applicable taxes & levy on the motor vehicle or motorcycle at a port of entry.

            What is the procedure for placing an order?
            • Customer need to pay 10% of the CIF price When you confirm the order
            • Lead Solution place the order after receiving down payment
            • Factory send chassis number of vehicle one week before they deliver the vehicle to Lead Solution warehouse
            • Customer need to pay balance payment after receiving chassis no
            • Lead Solution ship vehicle to Singapore
            • Lead Solution prepare documents and send a copy to customer for confirmation
            • Once confirmed, the Original will courier to the customer’s address.
            • Customer clear vehicle from custom
            • Deal Done!
            What is the procedure for importing a car to Singapore?
            Please refer to the document here
             What document are you provide?
            We provide all documents below which are the complete lists of documents required for hassle-free clearing your vehicle from customs. If anything else you need please let us know.
            Documents
            1. Matters of Registration Certificate – Current Record ( Originals and English translation)
            2. Preserve Records Certificate ( Originals and English translation)
            3. Export with De-registration certificate (Originals and English translation)
            4. Factory/Supplier Invoice – English
            5. Bill of Lading/Arrival Notice – English
            6. Insurance Policy – English
            7. Vehicle Specification – English
            Photos
            1. Impressive photo portfolio which helps you to sell the car before it’s even arrived.
            Can you de-register the vehicle within 14 days?
            Yes, we can. We know this is one of the very important requirements we need to fulfill.
            Can you help us to clear the vehicle from Singapore port?
            Sorry, we don’t have such a service in Singapore. Please contact clearing agents bellow
               25 kaki bukit road 4
               #06-77
               Tel: 63416453 / 54
               Fax: 63416450
                NO 2 Kallang pudding road
                #08-08 MacTech building
                Singapore 349307
                Tel: 6746 6836  
                Fax: 6746 9839
            +How to applying for Singapore Customs’ Assessment for Dutiable Motor Vehicles 
            For individuals or parallel importers
            Once the vehicle has been purchased and shipped to Singapore, the importer may apply for an assessment of the vehicle’s customs value. An application has to be submitted for every imported unit of the vehicle.
            Please complete this form and submit it with the following documents, where applicable:
            Commercial invoice
            • Bill of lading
            • Freight and insurance invoices
            • Bills/receipts relating to incidental charges incurred during shipment
            • Full manufacturer’s specification card (a listing of standard and optional equipment on the vehicle and unique for every vehicle)
            • Completion Inspection Certificate (CIC) Paper
            • Registration/De-registration documents from the country of exportation
            • Manufacturer’s letter confirming the date of vehicle’s manufacture
            • Payment documents for the purchase (for example, telegraphic transfer slip)
            • Clear photos of the odometer (showing mileage), interior, exterior, and engine/chassis number (for used vehicles)
            • Once the application is approved, an approval letter from Singapore Customs containing details of the vehicle, such as unit price and incoterms, will be sent to the importer.
            – See more at: http://www.customs.gov.sg/
            +What are the import clearance/delivery for RO/RO (loose cargo):
            Here is the approximate costing
            Arrival notice               – at cost
            Permit/declaration       – SGD250/set
            Handling                      – SGD35/shipment
            PSA wharfage               – SGD1.75/CBM or at cost
            PPAT processing          – SGD45/set
            Trucking                      – SGD220/unit auto ramp trailer includes at stevedore fees (west area trucking) or tow back to open yards
            Port storage at cost if any
            Customer can collect the vehicle from clearing agent workshop or deliver to your doorstep
            Cargo delivery by towing – SGD60/unit (2WD) (non-platform)
            – SGD100/unit (4WD)
            +What is the duty for import vehicles?
            Duties payable = Customs value x Excise duty rate
            Company A imports a motor car that was bought at S$100,000 on Free on Board (FOB) incoterms. The overseas freight, handling, and insurance charges to ship the car to Singapore cost S$1,000. Assuming the excise duty for motor cars is 20% of the customs value:
            Customs value of car = S$101,000
            Duties payable = S$101,000 x 20% = S$20,200
            What is the light transmittance requirement for the windscreen and door glasses?
            Light transmittance for the front windscreen and two front-side windows must be at least 70%.
            Light transmittance for the rear windscreen and the rear passenger windows must be at least 25%.
             Some of  Japan domestic vehicle does not meet this requirement. In that case, we would recommend importers replace glasses when the vehicle reaches Singapore
             Here are few companies that sell/lend window glasses
                  1) Auto Glass Venture
                  2) Glass Fix
            What is OMV? It stands for Open Market Value.
            OMV is assessed by the Singapore Customs, based on the price actually paid or payable for the goods when sold for export to the country of importation. This price includes purchase price, freight, insurance, and all other charges incidental to the sale and delivery of the car to Singapore.
            To obtain the average OMVs of commonly-registered car models, please click here and follow the steps.
            What is Toyota Noah visible light transmittance, UV cut rate of each glass
               Please contact us.

            There are several steps to import a used vehicle in Australia :
            • Obtain a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government.
            • Pay customs duty, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and luxury car tax (LCT) where applicable and obtain customs clearance at the port of entry.
            • Obtain quarantine clearance from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) after the road vehicle has arrived at the port of entry.
            • To gain Customs clearance for an imported road vehicle you must hold a valid VIA for that road vehicle.
            • It is an offense under the MVSA to import, sell or present new or used imported road vehicles to the Australian market for the first time unless those road vehicles meet the National Standards.
            • If your road vehicle has a value below the import entry threshold (AUD1000) it may be cleared by Customs by lodging a self-assessed clearance (SAC) declaration. A VIA is required regardless of the value of the road vehicle.
            • Get a quote for shipping / customs clearance / quarantine / packing / depot / terminal handling fees / cleaning fees / duties / taxes.
              Purchase the car in a controlled manner, via an agent, or by a letter of credit through your bank. The risks involved with the loss of money is dependant on the relationship you have with the seller.
            • Make sure all documents are given to a customs broker in your port, or you can have a go at clearing yourself. Mistakes are costly and storage isn’t cheap, so using a broker is a smart move.
            • They have methods of valuing the car less than what you expect to save on duties (usually 10 percent) and GST 10 percent. Also, high price vehicles may attract luxury car tax.
            • Delivery of your road vehicle into home consumption will only be authorized where Customs and AQIS clearance requirements are met.

            https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/process_overview.aspx

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              Our agent fee varies depending on size, price and shipping destination of vehicle. You can find the auction auction fee information here
              When it comes to purchasing used or brand new vehicle from the auction houses in Japan. There are two main options. You can buy a vehicle from the bid auction or one price auction. Buying experience from one price auction is like purchase phone from an on line store. But only authorized local companies in Japan can purchase the vehicle from the online auction. We Easy Cars can help you purchase a vehicle from the auction and ship it to your country for a very competitive price. The bidding auction is little bit time consuming compare to one price auction as it required to be online and bit real time. If someone bid higher than your price sometimes you have to give up it and try another vehicle. Some times you can purchase a vehicle from bidding auction slightly cheaper than one price auction.

              For Example. We charge JPY 110,000 for purchase and ship Wagon R type vehicle to Sri Lanka.

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