Bahamas Import Regulations

Bahamas Flag
Country Code+1
Time Difference-13 Hours (GMT-4)
PortNassau, Freeport Grand Bahama
Shipping Line---
CurrencyBahamian Dollar (BSD)
DocumentsInvoice, Import permit

Age Restriction

No more than 10 years.

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Honda CRV, Toyota Coaster, Nissan Skyline, Toyota Altezza, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Integra, Mitsubishi Pajero IO, Honda Civic Ferio, Toyota Hiace Commuter

Shipping Ports

The common port in Bahamas for importation of used vehicles from Japan is Freeport and Nassau

Road Worthiness Inspection

No inspection required.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of left hand drive vehicles is preferred in Bahamas.

Import Taxes Rates

Import duty is 65% of FOB price.
Environmental levy is USD 200.
Procedure fee is 1% of FOB price.
VAT is 7.5% of total price (including FOB price, freight, Import duty, Environmental levy, and procedure fee.)
Custom duty rates are determined by the value of the vehicle. For instance, if a vehicle costs $10,000 or less you will be charged a duty rate of 65% while a vehicle that is valued at $10,001 to $40,000 will stand at a rate of 75%. Vehicles priced over $40,000 have a duty rate of 85%. Hybrids and other electric vehicles are much less, charged with only 25% duty. Other charges may include: 1% processing fee, environmental levy fee for vehicles, storage fees, freight and insurance and landed charges. Bear in mind that the 7.5% VAT is not included with such fees and must be paid separately. For vehicle importers that reside in Freeport, Grand Bahamas please be advised to read the "VAT and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement".
Head over to www.bahamas.gov.bs/customs for more information on fees and importing vehicles.

Documents Required

  • Copy of Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original Commercial/ Purchase Invoice
  • Import permit
  • Bill of Lading

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