The inspection is carried out by JAAI inspectors according to the
Exporting Used Motor Vehicle Inspection Standards.
The inspection covers the functionality, equipment, and interior and exterior appearance utilizing the inspection
machine, manual tools, etc.
In principle, the inspection is carried out without disassembling the vehicle. However, disassembly may be
involved in the inspection process. In this event, the applicant must conduct the disassembling work under the
supervision of the inspector. (The cost of disassembly must be born by the applicant.)
(1) Functionality: To ensure safe driving in compliance with the safety regulations.
(2) Exterior appearance:
No dimples or bumps that require plate work extending over an area greater than a quarter of the affected panel.
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 parts under the hood must be clean washed.
Rusted parts must be painted with chassis black.
(6) Tires must be in compliance with the safety regulations.
(7) Others: As per the requests of the importing country.
An inspection certificate (written in English) is issued for vehicles that pass the inspection.
Japanese JAAI announced to our company it today 20th, April, 2010.
Commercial vehicle of 10 ton base Truck and Bus shipped for Tanzania does not accept a JAAI inspection in JAAI.
JAAI, Mr Onzou said.
These vehicles can not check JAAI mechanically because the run meter is changed from the original.
Therefore shipment of a large truck for Tanzania will remove JAAI from Japan from now on, and it would be shipped.
A Tanzanian importer should register by importer responsibility.