Shipping ports in UK are Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton, Newcastle and Tilbury.
Right-Hand Drive Vehicles
UK is Right Hand Drive country and can import any steering Left Hand Drive or Right Hand Drive.
Japanese used cars must pass the Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) or Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) Test in order to ensure that the vehicle meets safety standards when used on public roads.
To check vehicle's road-worthiness, compulsory inspection MOT (Ministry Of Transport) is carried out by a Government approved testing center. Every year, vehicles go through MOT test after third year since the vehicle first registration.
Import Duties and Taxes:
- Duty: 10% on used cars
22% on pick-up and commercial vehicles
- VAT: 17.5%
- Ownership tax on passenger cars and commercial vehicles based on CO2 emission and weight and axles respectively.