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Expert Car Import Services from Japan to Ireland

Expert Car Import Services from Japan to Ireland

Direct Car Imports from Japan

With Brexit's impact on sourcing cars from the UK, Irish car enthusiasts are turning their attention to the Japanese market. The appeal of pre-loved vehicles from Japan has surged, driven by their renowned reliability, affordability, and high-quality standards. Approximately one in three used imports registered this year in Ireland originate from Japan, reflecting the increasing demand for these dependable vehicles.

Japanese cars are known for maintaining their good condition due to the country's well-maintained road infrastructure. Green Routed Freight Ltd offers comprehensive services for importing cars from Japan. From customs clearance and offloading cars from containers to collecting them at the port and delivering to your doorstep, our experienced team ensures affordability and efficiency.

Importing a Vehicle from Japan

Our straightforward import process includes the following steps:


  • Ship to Ireland: Vehicles are often shipped to Dublin from Japan. You can also arrange your own shipping. Transport options include RORO ferries or containers, with RORO generally being the more cost-effective choice.

Customs Clearance: Clearing customs and collecting the car at the port is your responsibility as the importer. For smooth customs clearance, a customs declaration is essential. If you're not familiar with customs procedures, Green Routed Freight Ltd offers customs agent services to help with the declaration process.

Custom Declaration for a Vehicle Imported From Japan 

To submit a customs declaration for your Japanese-imported car, we require the following information:


  • Sales invoice / Commercial invoice (invoice for the car)

  • Shipping invoice (invoice for shipping and insurance, if applicable)

  • Bill of lading

  • International export log book - Export cert (English and Japanese version)

  • Proof of Payment

  • Your EORI or PPS number (forms to be filled)


Count on Green Routed Freight Ltd to simplify and streamline your Japanese car import experience.

We are certified by

IEA Irish Exporters Association


Why should you choose Green Routed Freight – customs clearance experts:



We are taking your business personal. Our goal is to become part of your team which means you will get dedicated service and a high level of customer care



Covering all aspects of documentation relating to Customs Clearance, Import and Export Services to and from Ireland. One single point of contact for customs clearance when dealing with multiple shippers. One single point of contact for storage and retrieval of customs documents in the event of customs audit



We believe that information flow between customer, agent, tax authority and freight company is the key. To communicate clearly, in a timely and accurate manner our Customs Clearance Service provides you with dedicated Customs Brokers 24/7



Technology to work for you - direct access and understanding of the numerous and varied electronic systems required for interaction with Revenue for customs. We are online with Customs on a 24/7 basis



By working within our client’s existing processes, we ensure a quick declaration turnaround time. 



Customs Brokerage can be extremely complex and we understand that – this is why using our knowledge we making sure all your customs activities are compliance, we are a source of information and facts of all aspects of customs matters

Personalised Solutions for Customs and Excise Ireland


sky wilkinson
Lovely company to deal with. Great, fast communication and got the job done as needed. Piotr was very helpful to deal with. No messing around. Would highly recommend.
DSD Athletic Club
Green Routed Freight Ltd were amazingly helpful and quick to help us with a last minute issue and totally sorted us out. I can't recommend them highly enough from my experience with them. Piotr was brilliant guiding us through what we needed to do and turned things around really fast. Thanks again for all the help.
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