Can we import Japanese second hand cars to India?

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Can we import Japanese second hand cars to India?

Second hand cars to India: Japanese used vehicles imported in India should not be more than 3 years old. The most recommended shipping port in the country is Mumbai Port. The importation of left-hand drive vehicles not allowed in the country. The government’s Motor Vehicles Act (1988) decrees that all new and used cars must have a certificate of fitness in order to register. The certificate awarded after a car has undergone certain tests for “roadworthiness”. The extent to which a vehicle meets the standard requirements for safe driving on open roads.

In India, the Export-Import Policy (EXIM) 2001, allows import of used cars as well as pre-owned in India. The import rules state that the import of passenger cars, jeepmulti-utility vehiclesmotorcycles, etc. are restricted items to import and can be imported only after obtaining an import license.

  1. Imports of new cars allowed only through Mumbai port (Nhava Sheva), Kolkata, and Chennai.
  2. Used vehicles being imported should not be more than three years old and conform to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, (1989). Imported automobiles should have a minimum residual life of five years and the importer should ensure the supply of auto parts and service during this period.
  3. The government has decided to allow the entry of second-hand vehicles into the country only through the Mumbai port. The commerce ministry identified six categories of second-hand vehicles having cylinder capacity of up to 3000cc. That allows bringing in through the Mumbai port.

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