Can I pack items in the car ?

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Roll On Roll Off Service: No, shipping companies prohibit items to be packed inside the car. Additional handling expenses will be incurred for cars that are not in a bare state or prepared correctly.

Container Service:  Yes, subject to

a) Detailed Packing list and Shipping Marks  on packed items  

b) Destination customs treatment.  (Extra handling may be required).

 

Note: Customs clearance for vehicles and household effects are different. Which means 2 customs clearances will need to be made if sending both vehicles and household goods/ Personal effects.

 

 


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>Customs FAQ
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What type of storage facilities does Moving Japan have?

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May I use second-hand (used) boxes for packing?

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Does MovingJapan.com sell packing supplies?

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How much is MovingJapan.com`s Packing Service?

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Why should I use double ply international shipping boxes ?

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