The Cleared Customs Price is the cost to purchase a JDM car from Japan,
shipped to Vancouver, BC, Canada and ready to pick up.
The overall cost can depend greatly on where the car goes afterwards. Different regions have different tax rates, and the farther from the port, the higher the shipping rates. To keep our quotes consistent, we will always talk in terms of “cleared customs price”.
Some dealers might indicate the “landed price”, and depending on the dealer this might be misleading. There are a number of costs that could come after the car lands, including the port fees, excise tax, GST and our fee. The cleared customs price is a term that better reflects the total of all costs.
When searching for your next JDM vehicle, we can give you an estimated price range for what the vehicle might go for. You would then tell us how much total Canadian dollars you would like to spend to get the car to Vancouver, BC, ready to pick up – and if you win, that is the maximum that you would pay. If we win it for less, you keep the savings!
Ocean shipping is calculated by volume and weight. A large SUV or van can cost twice as much to ship compared to a standard sedan; likewise a small kei car could cost half that of a sedan.
A portion of the costs also vary with the value of the vehicle. Duty and GST are included, and are based on the cars value. Very expensive vehicles also have extra dealer fees.
Any cleared customs price that we quote is in Canadian dollars, this includes the inventory pricing on our main website, b-pro.ca.
The auction portal at bids.b-pro.ca and auction.b-pro.ca only have the option for Japanese Yen or US Dollars. Yahoo Auctions Japan at yahoo.b-pro.ca is also listed in Japanese Yen or US Dollars, as we don’t have control over what currencies those applications calculate.
We would be happy to import a JDM vehicle for you! Please contact us to discuss the details of importing from Japan to Canada with B-Pro Auto, or to ask any other questions you may have! We would love to start the conversation with you.