The British Independent Motor Trade Association (BIMTA) is the only UK trade body established solely to represent the independent vehicle import industry. Our Members bring thousands of vehicles across each year from Japan.
We are a trade association set up 20 years ago by independent dealers importing used vehicles from Japan. It coined the phrase ‘rip-off Britain’ during its successful campaign to remove restrictions on the number of imports allowed into the UK. The association has since been recognised by Government agencies, including Customs and Excise, DVLA and Department for Transport, as ‘the voice’ of the independent sector.
Aside from providing members with legal and practical advice on imports and exports from the UK, BIMTA offers the general public mileage checks and background checks on imports along with Dating Certifcates.