1. BECOME A MEMBER:

Please click on the "CAR AUCTION LOGIN" button on the home page to register as a member of the FVEJ auction data system. After your registration has been activated, you will be able to search for your target vehicles.
 

2. PAY DEPOSIT: 

Prior to bidding on your target vehicles we will require a security deposit. Deposits can be paid by paypal, credit card (via paypal), or bank transfer. Deposits can be refunded at anytime, up until a purchase has been made. Security deposits will be returned directly to the remitter only (not to third parties), less the cost of transfer fees.

3. SELECT TARGETS, AND PLACE BIDS:

After selecting your target vehicles from the FVEJ auction data system, please contact our sales team with your bids via the auction data system interface, email, skype, or telephone. If you have any questions about specific target vehicles, or require any information on availability of your target models, please don`t hesitate to contact the FVEJ staff with any questions you may have.
 
AUCTION INSPECTION:
It is possible to arrange for physical inspections of cars located at auctions throughout Japan. For car inspections at auctions where our staff are not in attendance, an auction inspection fee of 2,000 yen per vehicle will apply.
 
PLACING BIDS:
If possible, please place bids for your target vehicles 24 hours before the auction sales time. It is also possible to accept bids within 24 hours of auction sales time, but in the case of late bids, it may not be possible to arrange for physical vehicle inspections at the auction.

After bidding, we will inform of you of the result of your bid, and provide you with an invoice for payment. Payments for all successful bids, must be paid in full, within 3 days of the invoice issue date.

4. SUCCESSFUL & UNSUCCESSFUL BID NOTIFICATION:

SUCCESSFUL BIDS:
In the case of a successful bid, an invoice will be issued for the purchased vehicle/s in your required invoice format. Please be sure to inform the FVEJ staff in advance of purchase in regards to your required shipping method and invoice format. 
 
TRANSPORTATION:
Vehicles won at auction will be transported to the nearest port, or to the port selected by the vehicle purchaser. Vehicles purchased outside the Tokyo area may incur extra land transport charges. Please ask our staff in regards to extra transport charges prior to purchasing vehicles.
 
STORAGE: 
Storage for all vehicles is free for 30 days after the purchase date. Storage fees for all vehicles under 17 cubic metres are calculated at 300 yen per day, after the first 30 days from the purchase date. Please ask the FVEJ staff in regards to storage rates for vehicles over 17 cubic metres (buses, trucks etc.).
 
SHIPPING:
Unless otherwise agreed, all vehicles are shipped on the first available vessel when possible, (usually within 14-21 days of purchase), dependent on inland transport time, vessel schedules, and the purchased vehicle`s documents being available.
 
UNSUCCESSFUL BIDS:
In the case of an unsuccessful bid, our staff will inform you of the result of the auction. 

5. PAYMENT:

In the case of a successful bid, an invoice will be issued for the purchased vehicle/s. Payment in full must be made within 48 hours of the invoice issue date. Partial payment of invoices will not be accepted, unless otherwise agreed in advance of purchase.

Payment for purchased vehicles, must be remitted in Japanese yen, by bank transfer (international telegraphic transfer). Payments for security deposits for vehicles can be made by paypal.
 
Late payments, and partial payments, (unless agreed in advance between Fuji Vehicle Export Co. Ltd. and the purchaser), will be subject to late payment penalties. Please see the terms of trade section for information relating to late payment penalties.

6. DOCUMENTATION:  
 
After the cargo has been loaded onto a vessel, and the vessel has departed Japan, a copy of the purchase invoice, Shipping documents (Bill of Lading), and export certificate/s for purchased vehicles will be supplied to the vehicle purchaser via email, or EMS international courier service. 
 
The Bill of Lading is the official shipping document for the cargo, this document will be required to secure release of the cargo from the destination port. The Bill of Lading will be released by the shipping company, after the ship leaves Japan. Bills of Lading will not be supplied to the purchaser of the vehicle/s, until payment has been received in full in Japan.
 
Please be sure to inform the FVEJ staff if any special documentation is required to import vehicles into your country.

7. CARGO ARRIVAL & CLEARANCE AT DESTINATION:

In order to clear your cargo from the port, it will be necessary to supply the appropriate documentation to your local authorities, at the point of entry.
 
It is the importer`s responsibility to ensure that all the correct import procedures have been followed, and the appropriate documentation has been prepared to facilitate clearance of the cargo from the destination port. Please be sure to check with your local authorities in regards to the rules and restrictions relating to the importation of vehicles, and compliance and registration procedures for imported vehicles in the destination country. 
 
Prior to importing, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the costs of importing a vehicle, which may include but are not limited to: customs duty, customs clearance, vehicle compliance, and registration. All of the costs relating to the importation of goods or vehicles, and compliance with the import laws of the destination country, are the sole responsibility of the importer.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS:

FOB = Freight On Board = FOB pricing includes all the normal costs of getting your purchased vehicle onto a vessel and ready for shipping to your country. (FOB does not include shipping costs).
C&F = Customs and Freight = C&F pricing includes all the normal costs of getting your purchased vehicle onto a vessel and ready for shipping + all freight costs to the destination port.
CIF = Customs, Insurance and Freight = CIF pricing includes all the normal costs of getting your purchased vehicle onto a vessel and ready for shipping + all freight costs to the destination port + insurance for the cargo.
CI = Customs and Insurance = FOB price + Marine insurance. Please enquire about insurance for cargo with the FVEJ staff, as insurance is not arranged unless specifically requested by the importer.
RORO = Roll On Roll Off = Shipping by purpose built car carrying vessels that allow vehicles to drive on at the port in Japan, and drive off at the destination port.
FCL = Full Container Load = Full Container Load shipping is the term used to describe shipping of a container that is carrying your cargo only. It is not a shared container.
LCL = Less than Container Load = Less than Container Load shipping is the term used to describe shipping cargo in a shared container.
BILL OF LADING =  BL, BoL = The Bill of Lading is the official shipping document for the cargo, a Bill of Lading will be required to secure release of the cargo from the destination port.
EXPORT CERTIFICATE = Is the document received from the Japanese department of transport, after surrendering the original deregistration documents, prior to exporting a vehicle from Japan. This document may be required for importation and/or registration procedures at destination.