Why & how to check Manufacturing year of the used car you want to import from Japan?

Published: 18th November 2009
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Every country was having their own regulations while importing any type of used vehicles from Japan.

Due to increase in the volume of the import of these Japanese used cars, almost country's like Kenya, Russia, Mauritius, Jamaica, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Australia, United Kingdom, Caribbean Countries, Philippine's government strictly asks to follow some guidelines to avoid importing useless or vehicles, which are harmful to the environment of their country.

One of the most common restrictions from the government of any country was related to manufacturing year of the vehicle importing to their country.

Actually in Japan you can know the details of first registration easily but the manufacturing year is not written on the export deregistration certificate or on Car Registration Certificate and it is necessary to mention the year of manufacturing while importing any used car to some of the countries.

Why these importing countries do not accept this first registration?
It is because the first registration means the month and the year of the first ownership of the vehicle in Japan, which does not provide any information about when it was actually manufactured. This the main problem which an importer face while buying any used car from Japan as to match his country's importing regulations.

Like if we take an example of Kenya country regulation related to year manufacturing restriction it is to maximum 8 years back, taking this year as 2009 then you can import the vehicles only after 2001, you can not import any used car from Japan before this year.

Most of the cases especially of well-known manufacturers of cars don't having too much difference between the first registrations and manufacturing year of the car, it could be Upto 2 months but it can be longer in case of the less popular cars.

Now a day to sort these problems and to ensure the buyers about the manufacturing year of the car, lots of Japanese dealers are providing some online solutions to check and verify the manufacturing years & months of the used car they are going to buy.

These informations can be available with no charges; importers or buyers just have to enter the Chassis number along with you have to select the maker's name, now click the submit button and you will have your information immediately available online itself.

Want to check your country's regulations please visit JapanAutoPages.com

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