Category: ‘Export & Shipping’

Agent Recruitment:外注営業マン募集

Posted by Bob On Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Agent Recruitment


Professional and outsourcing Buying agent based in Japan

We are looking for a outsourcing buying agent, regardless of the time zone and region.  Able to work from home. Talk to us.


How, where and what JAAI Inspection Look For

Posted by Bob On Friday, July 8th, 2011

How, where and what  JAAI Inspection Look For

Inspection Criteria

1. Functionality: To ensure safe driving in compliance with the safety regulations.

2. Exterior appearance:

No dimples or bumps that require panel work extending over an area greater than a quarter of the affected


Corrosion must be repaired (Repair work using aluminum foil tape, etc., is not acceptable).

Any rusted or exposed surfaces must be painted.

3. Interior appearance:

The interior must be tidy without any excessive staining, etc.

The size of any damage to the seat covers, interior walls, sealing, etc. must not exceed 10 cm for a passenger

car, or 30 cm for a commercial or freight vehicle (Repair work using adhesive tape is not acceptable).

4. The windshield has no cracks or breakage greater than 1 cm.

Wiper blade scratches must not obstruct the visibility of the driver.

5. The engine and other portion under the body must be cleanly washed.

Rusted parts must be painted with chassis black.

6. Tires must be in compliance with the safety regulations.

7. The odometer was not replaced or tampered.

***case the Odometer Certificate is required from the importing countries or the Odometer Certificate.

Inspection certificate
The Inspection Certificate and the Odometer Inspection Certificate are issued for the vehicle that passes the inspection.

Chassis Number Check

Posted by Bob On Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Each character or digit has a particular purpose.

They are as follows:

1 G 1 J F 2 7 W 8 G J 1 7 8 2 2 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Country Manufactured


Vehicle Type

Vehicle Features

Accuracy Check Digit

Model Year

Production Plant

Sequential Number

The first character vehicle identification number (VIN) serial number identifies the country from which the vehicle was manufactured.

First vehicle identification number digit: U.S.A.(1 or 4), Canada (2), Mexico (3), Japan (J), Korea (K), England (S), Germany (W), Italy (Z)

Second vehicle identification number digit specifies the manufacturer. Audi (A), BMW (B), Buick (4), Cadillac (6), Chevrolet (1), Chrysler (C), Dodge (B), Ford (F), GM Canada (7), General Motors (G), Honda (H), Jaguar (A), Lincoln (L), Mercedes Benz (D), Mercury (M), Nissan (N), Oldsmobile (3), Pontiac (2 or 5), Plymouth (P), Saturn (8), Toyota (T), Volvo (V).

Third vehicle identification number digit indicates the vehicle type or manufacturing division.

Fourth through eighth vehicle identification number digit reveals the vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

The ninth vehicle identification number digit is a VIN accuracy check digit, verifying the previous VIN numbers. This is how the check digit works


Assign to each number in the VIN its actual mathematical value and assign to each letter the value specified for it in the following chart:


A=1 G=7 P=7 X=7

B=2 H=8 R=9 Y=8

C=3 J=1 S=2 Z=9

D=4 K=2 T=3

E=5 M=3 U=4

F=6 N=4 V=5


Multiply the assigned value for each character in the VIN by the position weight factor specified in the following chart:


1st = 8 10th = 9

2nd = 7 11th = 8

3rd = 6 12th = 7

4th = 5 13th = 6

5th = 4 14th = 5

6th = 3 15th = 4

7th = 2 16th = 3

8th = 10 17th = 2

9th = check digit


Add the products from steps 1 and 2 and divide the total by 11.


The numerical remainder is the check digit which would appear in the 9th position in the VIN. If the remainder is 10, then the letter “X” is used for the check digit.

Tenth vehicle identification number digit tells the model year. 1988 (J), 1989 (K), 1990 (L), 1991 (M), 1992 (N), 1993 (P), 1994 (R), 1995 (S), 1996 (T), 199 7(V), 1998 (W), 1999 (X), 2000 (Y)——2001(1), 2002 (2), 2003 (3)

Eleventh vehicle identification number digit reveals the assembly plant for the vehicle.

The twelfth to seventeenth vehicle identification number digits indicate the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line.


Posted by Bob On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


The import tax on hybrid vehicles which have been used below three and a half years will be reduced from 30% to 15%, Deputy Finance Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena told Ada Derana. He said this reduction is effective immediately and was taken as a step towards environmental conservation.

Vehicle shipping service

Posted by Bob On Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Vehicle shipping service

We offer vehicle shipping service to match your needs and have the best shipping rates available. Even if you are a private person wanting to ship his/her own car to overseas, we can of cause organize that for you.

We will be handling the following jobs:

Japan side-inland transport service to closet port. (addition cost may arise)


Port charge

Custom Clearance


Shipping insurance (optional)

If you are interested, please let us know.

Thank you.





Car export cost calculator (FOB, C&F, CIF)

Posted by Richard On Friday, April 16th, 2010

We have a new feature on our website that we are sure you will find useful!

Export cost calculator

Using this calculator you can check how much it will cost to get vehicles to your port of destination. The calculator is linked from each car detail page on our auction website. The link will pass on the values of the chassis type, m3 size of that car when available along with the average expected selling price of your car. Look out for the link as below.

Export cost calculator link

Although the best way to get accurate data is via the car detail page. We also have a generic version of which you can enter the the input fields car cost, export fees, m3 and dollar yen exchange rate.

Click here to access the car export cost calculator from Japan

If you edit any of the costs/values the costs will update automatically.

Although this feature is working we plan to upgrade its functionality by adding more ports, including allowances for extra costs such as the JEVIC inspection. We hope to offer real time exchange rates, custom costing based on your account preferences and more accurate auction price history data.

Efficient Service

Posted by Bob On Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Efficient Service

Internet has spread to all over the country and has had a strong impact on the car industry as well.

Dealing with used cars, there is always a “Right Timing” to sell your car and if you miss the “Timing”, those cars always stay in a long period of time.

In stead of waiting for your car to arrive at your yard after shipping and take photos & upload your car onto your website hoping to sell shortly. It might be too late.

B-spex provides photos of your car shortly after we receive and send them to you. Then you can use those photos to sell. It might sell before you receive your car. In fact, this does happen to many of our dealers.

After car service is also very important. If any parts are needed, quotation of parts will be sent by email after receiving the full chassis number the model code.

We even care on the small thing like, shift knob, main master key, remote control of stereo, any small things inside of your, we take those and send by air Currier, just to prevent from stealing or any fraud.