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How to import vehicles from Japan to Mauritius

  • FAQ

Step 1

REGISTRATION - registration at our website is very simple and convenient. It also FREE and by doing so will permit access to our Japanese car auctions system (consisting of 130 car auctions with over 120,000 cars auctioned every week) giving you the availability to deposits, auctions, bids, payments and shipments.

Step 2

SELECT/BID - To be able to bid at the auctions, you would require a deposit of 100,000 JPY or about 1,000 USD (United States Dollars). The deposited amount will then be made available to your account and subsequently discounted from the final invoice after you have won a car (Remainder Deposits in our auction system can also be kept within the balance for future purchases).

Car Price Deposit % for car price
Less than 1 million JPY 100.000 JPY
1,000,000 JPY - 3,000,000 JPY 10%
3,000,000 JPY - 5,000,000 JPY 15%
5,000,000 JPY - 8,000,000 JPY 20%
8,000,000 JPY - 10,000,000 JPY 25%
Greater than 10,000,000 JPY 30%

*Concerning deposit amount for non-drivable cars, please consult with your sales consultants.


There are several ways to transfer the deposit:


    PayPal is an internationally recognized secured payment method enabling on-line shoppers from all over the world to make a fast, safe, guaranteed payments on-line. Being a corporation owned by eBay its reputation is built upon security and payment safety. Depending on your bidding budget please chose the amount to pay via PayPal. We can confirm it within 10 - 15 minutes after you send it (day time only). Please send your payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    *Please don’t forget that PayPal charges 4% commission for every transaction.


    Money Gram is one of the international money transfer services. You can use a fast and easy money transfer service through Money Gram network of 207,000 local agents across 190 countries and territories. www.moneygram.com

    Recipient: Masayuki Fujiwara (President of JPC TRADE CO.,LTD.)


    Please proceed with your bank T/T transfer using the details below. Please note that it might take 2 - 3 working days to confirm your transaction.

    Branch Name: FUKAGAWA
    Branch Code: 446
    Swift Code: MHCBJPJT
    Bank Address: 2-36-16 EITAI, KOUTOU-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN
    Tel: +81 (0)3-3642-4111
    Account No.: 1787962
    Receiver Name: JPC TRADE CO.,LTD.

    *Please note that your serving bank might charge you the transfer fee (amount of the fee differs among banks).

Step 3

MAKE FULL PAYMENT - Once you have won the car, the FOB proforma invoice will be created in PDF format in your personal webpage. Payment is then expected to be made within 7 working days. Since we allow our customers to pay directly to shipping line agent after car’s arrival to Muritius, our FOB proforma invoice does not include Ocean Freight amount.

Step 4

SHIPPING - When full payment has been made, your purchased car will ship via RoRo vessel (also known as Roll-on Roll-off ship for vehicle transportation) from any one of the ports of Japan (Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, Hakata) to the destination port in Mauritius. The total time from the date of purchase till the car’s arrival to Mauritius would take about 4-6 weeks. Alternatively, arrangement of shipment by container method using strong vanning (minimum of up to 3 - 6 maximum cars are loaded and fastened inside 40ft HC container) is also possible. Upon arrival of the car, please produce the original Bill of Lading to the shipping agent for collecting the Delivery Order. You may arrange with your shipping agent in Mauritius to clear your vehicles at the Mauritius Customs.

Step 5

RECEIVE YOUR CAR - The necessary required documents will be sent via post about 1 week after the car has been shipped (consisting of genuine Bill of Lading, car deregistration document and customs invoice) through expedited courier services (DMS, DHL, FedEx, UPS). Once all the necessary procedures are done, you should be able to collect your car at the port of destination. Please make certain to submit all essential documents to the shipping line agent in order to complete this process.



Approximate calculation of car delivery costs from Japan’s car auction to Louis Port, Mauritius.

Car price + CIF Mauritius

For example: 2013 Toyota Aqua won for 623,000 YEN (approx.20000 MUR) at the auction shall be delivered from car auction of Japan to Louis port of Mauritius.

Auctions car price of 2013 Toyota Aqua: 623,000 YEN (~MUR 200,000)
FOB Japan port Pre-auction car check, auction win fee, delivery to the departure port of Japan, additional car photos from port’s yard, MAF inspection, export documents, speedo check, radiation check, custom clearance, JPC Trade commission, terminal costs. 100,000 YEN (~MUR 3,2000)
Ocean freight fee Car will be shipped on specialized vehicle transportation Ro-Ro ship (roll-on roll-off ship) with maritime insurance included. Ocean freight can be paid after car’s arrival to Mauritius directly to shipping line agent in Mauritius. Average MUR 29,000
TOTAL COSTS including car price MUR 261,000

* Ocean Freight can be paid as COLLECT, i.e. after your car’s arrival to the ports of Mauritius


  • Port Louis


  • All used vehicles purchased to Mauritius must be within 1.5 to 4 years from the original date of Registration.
  • The car must also be Registered within 1 year from its Date of Manufacture.


  • The details of the Consigned Individual’s name appearing on the Bill of Lading should correspond with the Manifest
  • Imported Cars must be registered with the National Transport Authority in the name of the importer unless imported by an authorized dealer
  • All Vehicles have to be Right Hand Drive
  • Be in good drivable condition without any damages
  • Possess original chassis
  • Inspection certificate must contain details and information required in the sixth schedule just 2 months prior to the date of shipment by the Branch of Bureau Veritas or a competent authority of the exporting country recognized by the Permanent Secretary of Mauritius
  • Original documents must be issued by the appropriate authority from the county of export or origin and be recognized as an Authentic Purchased vehicle
  • All Vehicles must not be fitted with bull bars
*- except cars for racing and non road cars

All importing cars pass JEVIC and MAF inspections in Japan before importing to Mauritius.


Engine Capacity Rate of Excise Duty
Up to 550 cc 15%
551 cc to 1600 cc 55%
1601 cc to 2000 cc 75%
2001 cc and above 100%
Value Added Tax (VAT) VAT where applicable: 15%

Please Contact: Mr. Sundy Moonesawmy
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A Scratch or crack ; A1 2-3 cm , A2 < 10cm ; A3 > 10cm
C Corrosion (bad rust)
S Rust
U Dent; U1 dimple, U2 < 10 cm; U3 > 10 cm; B is sometimes used instead of U
AU Scratch and Dent; can be combined with numbers
W1 Repainted as good as new condition
W2 Repainted and repainted in good condition
W3 Repainted but the surface finish is bad
Y Crack; Y1 2-3 cm, Y2 < 10 cm; Y3 > 10 cm
X Part exchange history


S The car is less than 1 year old from the first registration date and mileage less than 10 000 km. The car is in perfect condition as new
6 The car is less than 3 years old from the first registration date and mileage less than 30 000 km. The car is in perfect condition as new
5 The Car has mileage less than 50 000 km. There are may be some minor scratches and marks on the body
4.5 The Car has mileage less than 100 000 km. There are more minor scratches and marks on the body than grade 5
4 The Car has mileage less than 150 000km. The Car may have scratches/scraps and possible minor dents on the body
3.5 The Car may have noticeable scratches/scrapes and/or dents, also may have some rust or corrosion on the body. Car may need some repairs
3 The Car has more noticeable large scratches, paint stains, and/or big dents, rust and corrosion. This car mostly requires more repairs than 3.5 grades
2 Very poor condition
1 A. Engine doesn’t work properly, has damages B. Flood damage; C. Fire damage
RA Repaired car after accident.
R Repaired car
*** Accident car or; Engine may no work


A The car interior in excellent condition as new
B The car interior is in excellent condition, may have some wear mark, may need light cleaning
C The car interior is in good condition and may have some burns, cracks, glue stains on dashboard, screw holes etc.
D The car interior is in bad condition, may require repair and cleaning. Interior may smell.
E The vehicle interior is in very bad condition and will require comprehensive repair. Interior may smell


Please sign in with our auction system using your ID (e-mail) and password.


  • 1 - You can search for a car by Maker, Model, Auction Lot No, or ID;
  • 2 - Search Model: Maker name, year and chassis number;
  • 2a- Advanced Search – detailed search;

2-a - Advanced Search


3-a)If you check “Upcoming” – the system will show your all available cars at the auctions within next 5 days, you can also narrow down the search by specific auctions day;
b)“Wholesale” – All listed prices are fixed, you do not need to participate in Auction and we can buy cars straight away upon your request.
c)Past/Statistics –Useful tool to check market average prices for the last 2 months.


Once you found car please click “BID” button on the last column as shown below. The number inside of the button shows time left to auction bid acceptance. Usually auction starts after 1.5 hours since bid acceptance is closed. In our example “4 hours left” till auction bid closes for this car! “CLOSED” means bid acceptance is finished for the car.
“END” means that auction for the car is over and you can see the final sold price.


When press ”BID” button, a small window will pop out as shown below:

  • 1 - Enter your bidding price, which is the maximum that you want to bid on the car. We will then bid for you, up to that amount and + 20,000 JPY if car is sold close.
  • 2 - If you are going to buy more than one car, you can divide your bids into different groups (A,B,C,… etc.) up to 5 cars in each group.
  • 3 - You can also put some remarks for us for sales managers.
  • 4 –“WIN MAX” - you can bid on up to 5 cars in the same group. WIN MAX shows us how many cars you want to win out of 5 (eg. WIN MAX 1 means you want only 1 car out of 5).
  • Click “BID”



Once you placed your BIDs, you will see them as example above: As you can see on the example, customer has created two groups with Mercedes-Benz and BMW;

  • Start – shows a starting price in auction
  • Final – shows a final price
  • Result – car status /Sold, Unsold, Won, Negotiated/
  • Bid – your bidding price

Unapproved – Your sales consultant needs to approve your bid.

TRANSLATED - Means your sales consultant has translated Auction sheet (Car inspection sheet) for you, click “Translated” to see the translation details.

Unsold – Sometimes cars go unsold at auctions due to some reasons (eg. none of bidders reached seller’s desired price). In such cases, we can apply for a fax/online negotiations to the auction house. Price in Red brackets shows an estimated starting nego price (please note this price is just an estimate and is not applicable for some auctions);
If a starting nego price is below your bidding price, we will apply for nego automatically.
Customers with sufficient deposit can apply for nego even they did not initially bid on the car.
Negotitians can be done on the day of the auction within auction houses working hours.
In order to apply for nego, please contact your sales consultant and tell your max offer.
! Please note, Once you apply for negotiations you can’t cancel it according to auction rules.

Won – So, as you can see on the example above, our customer couldn’t win Mercedes cause it was unsold at a much higher price, but he got BMW for 780,000 yen (55,000 yen less than his bidding price). That’s why car auctions is the most fair way to buy cars at real market prices.


Once you won a car you can track car’s process flow and documents on your “PURCHASE” page



The next day after purchase you will find proforma invoice when click on the car on your PURCHASE page. In the proforma invoice you will see how much you need to pay for car’s delivery to your port of destination (please consult with your personal sales consultant about the costs before you bid on any car).

You can also see all the process and documents flow for your car from auction house to your destination port, including date of arrival to Japan’s port of departure, additional car photos from port’s yard, date of export certificate issuance, expected date of ship’s departure, name of the ship and shipping line, expected date of arrival to your port, date of original Bill of Lading issuance, DHL tracking code for original documents.

Also you will be able to see and download photocopies of all documents uploaded as PDF files.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do I need to deposit money and is it refundable?

--This deposit gives you full access to all the auctions and it is refundable at anytime before you actually buy a car.


2.How much is the minimum deposit amount?

--Bidding deposit
-Y100,000 for cars up to Y999,999 in value;
-10% for cars JPY 1,000,000 to Y3,000,000 in value;
-Over Y3,000,000 - to be discussed on a car by car basis;


3.Can I cancel my bid?

--Yes, you can. Before 2 hours from actual time. You will not incur any penalty.


4.What if I cancel my purchase?

--There will be a penalty equivalent to your deposit.


5.How can I make payments?

--There are three options of making payments:
- via Bank Telegraphic Transfer
- via PayPal System
- Money Gram


6.How long does it take to receive the car from Japan at my port in Mauritius?

--It takes about 15 - 25 days. You can check shipment schedule here.


7.Do vehicles go through technical checks and inspections before shipping?

--Yes, all cars go through technical inspections by authorized independent inspection companies MAF and JEVIC before shipping.