Costs to import Japanese cars in the USA vary depending on the circumstances around the importation. Any foreign-made vehicle is charged a duty, regardless of whether the vehicle will be for personal use, sale, or commercial use. There is a standard 2.5% duty based on the value of the vehicle for automobiles. Returning United States residents may use a $400 customs exemption towards imported items that accompany you on your return, is going to be used personally, and was acquired during your journey. After that, there is a flat 10% duty on the first $1,000 of value followed by the standard import duty rate on the remainder.