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A guide to imporing cars from Japan
Free
#221 Posted : Monday, June 02, 2014 2:53:29 AM
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Joined: 4/3/2010
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Location: Nairobi
story teller wrote:
Vj wrote:
The date of registration is important when it comes to depreciating the car in terms of age. For example:

A car registered in December 2004 will be 6 years and 3 months old in March 2011; hence it will fall into the tax bracket of 7-6 years old whose CRSP depreciation is 60%. Whereas a car registered in January 2004 will be 7 years and 2 months old in March 2011, hence falls into the 7-8 year old tax bracket whose depreciation is 70%.

In order for the CRSP value to be depreciated by a greater amount thus resulting in lower import taxes, it is ideal for you to import a car registered in the month preceding it arrival.

As for the calendar year issue, you will not be allowed to bring a 2003 registered car in 2011 even if the car isn’t 8 years old. For example a car registered in Dec 2003 will be 7 years and 4 months old in March 2011, will not be allowed into the country, although it falls within the KRA age bracket (of up to 8 years).

I’m not very sure about how the time when you actually pay the duty affects the process. However I think if your import declaration forms (IDF) have been accepted then it doesn’t really matter when you pay your duty, only thing is that port charges will be accumulating (but KRA/KPA will possess your car and auction it after a certain time frame). The most important thing is for your car to arrive before the deadline for the year/age comes into effect.

For Clearing I would recommend Agility Logistics, have worked with them for quite some time and have never been disappointed. Cargo is usually cleared within a week and without any stress.

You can check the registration date of the car you wish to import from Japan by entering the VIN/ chassis number on the following link:


@vj, very good stuff. You have demystified the process...thankssmile

http://www.sbtjapan.com/chassischeck.aspx



Is it okay if i negotiate for a car whose registration is 2007/04 at this time?
amga
#222 Posted : Monday, June 02, 2014 12:37:57 PM
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Joined: 8/16/2010
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Location: hapa Kenya
am seeking help, i purchased a raum in japan via vsg japan, who really held my money for so long, it emerged they were actually agents, but the main company kbc japan have sent me the car documents but they didn't have the car inspected. now my agent tell me it'll cost around 100k to have it inspected(220 dollars) plus some other fees ya govt, how do i go about on the govt fees(my target is to reduce the amount payable-sounds like a fine)
underweight
#223 Posted : Monday, June 02, 2014 1:01:26 PM
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Yeah its okey to negotiate for April 07 Unit......Go ahead and for it.
"A bad decision made now is beta that a good one made later!!"
omhangla
#224 Posted : Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:21:31 AM
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wanted to import a honda fit for wifey to use for running up en down for business. seen several 2007 models on trade car view ranging from $1100 to $1400. is this too low. and how reliable are these websites selling those cars. any one who has bought from them. thanks
Rankaz13
#225 Posted : Tuesday, June 03, 2014 12:13:18 PM
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I hear import duty has gone up by 24% effective June 1st. Somebody confirm.
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matatuman
#226 Posted : Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:32:32 PM
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Rankaz13 wrote:
I hear import duty has gone up by 24% effective June 1st. Somebody confirm.


Downloaded the CRSP file and valuation file from KRA site and the changes are minimal. Not so significant as to cause worry.
matatuman
#227 Posted : Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:39:22 PM
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omhangla wrote:
wanted to import a honda fit for wifey to use for running up en down for business. seen several 2007 models on trade car view ranging from $1100 to $1400. is this too low. and how reliable are these websites selling those cars. any one who has bought from them. thanks


Hey, i can vouch for a few guyz i have met physically, interacted with and bought cars from.

Diyata Japan owned by a guy called Kenji.
Sun-Shine Trading Japan owned by a guy called Fujimoto
NLC Trading ran by a Kenyan.

Stellak
#228 Posted : Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:46:43 AM
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Joined: 6/4/2014
Posts: 6
Location: stellak
matatuman wrote:
omhangla wrote:
wanted to import a honda fit for wifey to use for running up en down for business. seen several 2007 models on trade car view ranging from $1100 to $1400. is this too low. and how reliable are these websites selling those cars. any one who has bought from them. thanks


Hey, i can vouch for a few guyz i have met physically, interacted with and bought cars from.

Diyata Japan owned by a guy called Kenji.
Sun-Shine Trading Japan owned by a guy called Fujimoto
NLC Trading ran by a Kenyan.



You can check for cars on jpctrade.com. Through the company you can buy directly from the auctions in Japan. Their office is in Mombasa, Kenya too.
omhangla
#229 Posted : Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:45:10 PM
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matatuman wrote:
omhangla wrote:
wanted to import a honda fit for wifey to use for running up en down for business. seen several 2007 models on trade car view ranging from $1100 to $1400. is this too low. and how reliable are these websites selling those cars. any one who has bought from them. thanks


Hey, i can vouch for a few guyz i have met physically, interacted with and bought cars from.

Diyata Japan owned by a guy called Kenji.
Sun-Shine Trading Japan owned by a guy called Fujimoto
NLC Trading ran by a Kenyan.


thanks matatuman
Takeshi
#230 Posted : Wednesday, June 04, 2014 1:55:28 PM
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Stellak wrote:
matatuman wrote:
omhangla wrote:
wanted to import a honda fit for wifey to use for running up en down for business. seen several 2007 models on trade car view ranging from $1100 to $1400. is this too low. and how reliable are these websites selling those cars. any one who has bought from them. thanks


Hey, i can vouch for a few guyz i have met physically, interacted with and bought cars from.

Diyata Japan owned by a guy called Kenji.
Sun-Shine Trading Japan owned by a guy called Fujimoto
NLC Trading ran by a Kenyan.



You can check for cars on jpctrade.com. Through the company you can buy directly from the auctions in Japan. Their office is in Mombasa, Kenya too.



Thanks all, stellak, have you participated in auction through jpctrade.com, how was your experience ?
jerry
#231 Posted : Wednesday, June 04, 2014 3:24:35 PM
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omhangla wrote:
wanted to import a honda fit for wifey to use for running up en down for business. seen several 2007 models on trade car view ranging from $1100 to $1400. is this too low. and how reliable are these websites selling those cars. any one who has bought from them. thanks

I had a bad experience of honda fit having some issues which turned out to be a "broken engine mounting". The owner is said to have searched in Nbi for the spare and couldn't get it. The same car had a replacement of gear-box mounting at around 15k! Not sure if this is common with "fits"
The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity.
Stellak
#232 Posted : Friday, June 06, 2014 9:51:27 AM
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Joined: 6/4/2014
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Location: stellak
Hi Takeshi,
I am with JPCTRADE. You are welcome to register online. After registering, you can have a look and we will assist you in answering any questions you may have. Thank you.
matatuman
#233 Posted : Monday, June 09, 2014 11:19:41 AM
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Joined: 12/5/2013
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Stellak wrote:
Hi Takeshi,
I am with JPCTRADE. You are welcome to register online. After registering, you can have a look and we will assist you in answering any questions you may have. Thank you.


@stellak. Whats the commission charged by jpctrade per unit? if its based on vehicle value, what percentage? Please note when I say commision I mean bidders profit plus auction fees.

The only other costs missing to give cif price would be:
Bid price
Jevic
Inland transportation fee
kangi
#234 Posted : Monday, June 09, 2014 7:48:19 PM
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Joined: 7/23/2009
Posts: 519
Free wrote:
story teller wrote:
Vj wrote:
The date of registration is important when it comes to depreciating the car in terms of age. For example:

A car registered in December 2004 will be 6 years and 3 months old in March 2011; hence it will fall into the tax bracket of 7-6 years old whose CRSP depreciation is 60%. Whereas a car registered in January 2004 will be 7 years and 2 months old in March 2011, hence falls into the 7-8 year old tax bracket whose depreciation is 70%.

In order for the CRSP value to be depreciated by a greater amount thus resulting in lower import taxes, it is ideal for you to import a car registered in the month preceding it arrival.

As for the calendar year issue, you will not be allowed to bring a 2003 registered car in 2011 even if the car isn’t 8 years old. For example a car registered in Dec 2003 will be 7 years and 4 months old in March 2011, will not be allowed into the country, although it falls within the KRA age bracket (of up to 8 years).

I’m not very sure about how the time when you actually pay the duty affects the process. However I think if your import declaration forms (IDF) have been accepted then it doesn’t really matter when you pay your duty, only thing is that port charges will be accumulating (but KRA/KPA will possess your car and auction it after a certain time frame). The most important thing is for your car to arrive before the deadline for the year/age comes into effect.

For Clearing I would recommend Agility Logistics, have worked with them for quite some time and have never been disappointed. Cargo is usually cleared within a week and without any stress.

You can check the registration date of the car you wish to import from Japan by entering the VIN/ chassis number on the following link:


@vj, very good stuff. You have demystified the process...thankssmile

http://www.sbtjapan.com/chassischeck.aspx



Is it okay if i negotiate for a car whose registration is 2007/04 at this time?


Or you can this link. It always works for me.
http://www.japan-partner...ck-manufacture-year.php
Accept no one's definition of your life; define your life.
Stellak
#235 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:34:23 AM
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Joined: 6/4/2014
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Location: stellak
Matatuman,
This is a basic breakdown for the fees that you will pay after you successfully win the unit from the auction:
Auction Fee - 15,000 yen
Inland Transportation - 7,000 - 30,000yen
Clearance -13,500
Jevic Inspection - 16,600
Agency Fee - 40,000 yen under 1M cars
Freight depends on size - 85,000 for sedans
95,000 for Vans and SUVs

Which means the FOB fees will be about 90,000Ksh plus the freight charges and the car price you get your CIF to Mombasa.
Thank you,
Stellak
ZZE123
#236 Posted : Friday, June 13, 2014 3:49:55 PM
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Joined: 6/21/2008
Posts: 2,398
I intend to import a 4 X 4 from IBC Japan. Anyone knows if they are a genuine reliable company?
The man who marries a beautiful woman, and the farmer who grows corn by the roadside have the same problem
jerry
#237 Posted : Friday, June 13, 2014 3:58:10 PM
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Joined: 9/29/2006
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ZZE123 wrote:
I intend to import a 4 X 4 from IBC Japan. Anyone knows if they are a genuine reliable company?

For IBCJapan what you see is what you get! I imported a unit in January and apart from their seemingly high prices I liked and enjoyed the whole experience.
The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity.
bartum
#238 Posted : Sunday, June 15, 2014 2:00:42 PM
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Joined: 8/11/2010
Posts: 956
Location: nairobi
I will clear a SUZUKI SOLIO R WAGON next week or 2wks time,my clearing agent gave me the following break down,is it correct or I run to another agent .
Import duty ksh 240,847/=.crsp 2,156,000/
=
> port charges ksh 20,000/=
>shipping line ksh 8,000/=
>Agency fee ksh 10,000/=
>idf ksh 5,000/=
>Kra levy ksh 1,500/=
>Raditionfee ksh 1,000/=
> miscellaneous ksh 2,000/=
>Insurance ksh 2,000/=
jerry
#239 Posted : Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:17:00 PM
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Joined: 9/29/2006
Posts: 2,561
bartum wrote:
I will clear a SUZUKI SOLIO R WAGON next week or 2wks time,my clearing agent gave me the following break down,is it correct or I run to another agent .
Import duty ksh 240,847/=.crsp 2,156,000/
=
> port charges ksh 20,000/=
>shipping line ksh 8,000/=
>Agency fee ksh 10,000/=
>idf ksh 5,000/=
>Kra levy ksh 1,500/=
>Raditionfee ksh 1,000/=
> miscellaneous ksh 2,000/=
>Insurance ksh 2,000/=

The agency fee looks std!
Use www.dutycalc.co.ke but everything seems normal IMHO.
The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity.
ZZE123
#240 Posted : Monday, June 16, 2014 10:19:19 AM
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Joined: 6/21/2008
Posts: 2,398
jerry wrote:
ZZE123 wrote:
I intend to import a 4 X 4 from IBC Japan. Anyone knows if they are a genuine reliable company?

For IBCJapan what you see is what you get! I imported a unit in January and apart from their seemingly high prices I liked and enjoyed the whole experience.


@Jerry - Thanks
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