This will give you an idea of what it costs to import a mini truck from Japan. Paid $990.00 for shipping to the seller in Japan. Once the the truck arrived at the port, the shipper required another $116.70 + $45.00 bank transfer fee. What the charge is for? Don't know, never did get an answer. I do know that the freight company wouldn't release it without being paid. Customs broker charges were as follows: $250.00 for preparing and filing entry. Import duty on vehicle was $66.93, U.S. customs bond $50.00, document handling $65.00, Import security filing $35.00, Messenger fees/Fax/Telephone $30.00. Close to $1650.00 and will be more by the time I'm done, which is more than I paid for the vehicle. All ports now require that you hire an escort in order pick up the vehicle, don't know the cost yet since I haven't picked it up. If you live near a port you may try to do this without a broker, but trying to get all the information from the CBP website is a nightmare. Initially I thought that only two forms would be required, 3520-1 & HS-7. Not the case, like anything that has to do with the government, what is actually required isn't easily found. No where is there a step by step on what needs to be done to make clearing through customs anything close to simple. Even with a broker it was a long process. This information should make the dealers on this site happy since none were willing to offer any information when asked.