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Japan - NZ Used Vehicle Import Service
On Road Costs
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Use the following cost calculator to calculate the approximate cost of importing a vehicle. Fill in or alter only the light grey fields, then press calculate. Explanations are given at the bottom of the page.

ON-ROAD COST CALCULATOR
1.  Japan Auction Price (Yen)

JPY

2.  5% Japanese consumption tax

JPY

3.  Our commission plus customs clearance

JPY

4.  Trucking to nearest Port

JPY

5.  Exchange Rate JPY/NZD
6.  Sub Total F.O.B Cost NZD NZD$
7.  GST NZD$
8.  Shipping NZD$
9.  PSC, LTSA, MAF & Brokerage  NZD$
10.  Compliance  NZD$
11.  Rego & Plates  NZD$
12.  Total On Road Cost  NZD$
 

1. Yahoo Japan Auction Price - The car auction price plus deregistration charges if any.
2. Japanese Consumption Tax  - Payable in most cases where the seller is a dealer (like GST)
3. Our fee of JPY50,000 plus JPY28,000 Customs Clearance fee
4. Trucking to nearest port - This can vary depending on the location of the vehicle to the main ports. (Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka)
5. Exchange Rate -  In Yen to New Zealand Dollars, currently about 74 JPY/NZD/ 
check below for a current rate.

XE.com currency converter

6. F.O.B. Cost NZD - The sum of all costs in Japan to get vehicle on the ship converted to NZ Dollars
7. GST - Goods and Services Tax at 12.5% of the FOB cost PLUS Shipping charges.
8.Shipping - Currently the lowest price is with Mitsui OSK lines for units up to 20m3 but other carriers are available on request. Kiwi Car Carriers will ship damaged and undrivable vehicles for $1500 per unit.
9. PSC, LTSA, MAF and Brokerage - These are Port Service Charges of $95.00, LTSA check $18.00, MAF Inspection $26.50 and Customs Brokerage $75.00 (This can vary from broker to broker)
10.Compliance - These are the minimum charges to check whether the vehicle complies with LTSA safety standards and includes WOF. Can vary if vehicle needs extra work to bring it up to WOF Standard.
11. Rego and Plates - Self explanatory. This is the cost for a regular petrol passenger vehicle. Road User Charges will be extra if the vehicle is diesel powered.