Thailand top car exporter to Russia
Thailand’s Top Car Exporter of Toyota Hilux Vigo, Toyota Fortuner to Russia, Eastern Europe and RHD and LHD countries of Europe
Thailand top car exporter to Russia Jim is Thailand’s top car exporter, Dubai’s top car exporter, and United States top car exporter. Import duties have recently been increased substantially to discourage export
Jim is also Thailand’s top car exporter to Europe. We are exporting RHD vehicles to RHD countries of Europe and Left Hand Drive vehicles to LHD countries of Western, South, Central, and Eastern Europe as well as to the Balkan Peninsula. We are top car dealer and exporter to Russia, Belarus and other CIS countries. We are top LHD car dealer and exporter.
Importing Personal Vehicles :
Individuals moving to Russia permanently from other countries are exempt from import duties for one vehicle, except new vehicles with engine size over 1,800 cubic centimeters.
Residents of foreign countries are exempt from import duties for temporary import of one vehicle for a period not to exceed one year, for Personal use or use by the members of the importers family.
Permanent residents of the Russian Federation who stay abroad for over six months without interruption are also eligible to import one vehicle without paying import taxes, except new vehicles with engine size over 1,800 cubic centimeters.
Individuals should provide customs officials with a customs declaration that includes the retail cost of the vehicle. The prospective importer should also be preparedto authenticate the retail cost. Otherwise customs officials will assess the cost themselves based on price information maintained by Russian Customs.
Import tariffs and excise taxes can exceed 100 percent of a vehicles total value. Accredited foreign companies and foreign nationals resident in Russia, however, are exempt in many cases.
Taking advantage of these exemptions is not easy. Import requirements are complex and confusing. Relevant customs regulations are often difficult to access, and enforcement often depends more on the mood of individual officials than on the law.
Importing Temporary Vehicles into Russian Federation
Temporarily imported vehicles, whose temporary use has been extended beyond one year, enjoy partial import tax relief. In such cases, a customs charge of three percent of the total cost of the vehicle is assessed each month. Total cost for this purpose is the original product Price plus all import taxes.
Advanced assessment of up to three months may be required. If the vehicle is re-exported, these fees are not returned. If it is sold, the monthly fees already paid by the time of sale are included in the import taxes Assessed.
Vehicles imported into Russia as a contribution to authorized capital of enterprises with foreign investment are exempt from the value added tax for one year beginning from the moment of enterprise registration.
The procedure of temporary importation of vehicles by foreign persons
Here is some information on temporary import from Russian Customs: http://eng.customs.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1727:the-procedure-of-temporary-importation-of-vehicles-by-foreign-persons&catid=34
Temporary importation of a vehicle for private use, registered on the territory of a foreign state, to the Customs territory of the Customs Union by a foreign individual is carried out without payment of customs fees, under the condition, that the vehicle is imported temporary for the period of the temporary sojourn of a foreign person on this territory, maximum for one year.
By the arrival on the Customs border of the Customs Union a passenger bill of entry in duplicate is filled in. It is also possible to fill in and print it out in duplicate beforehand. The form of the passenger entry bill is placed in the section «FOR INDIVIDUALS» of the English-version website of FCS of Russia.
The bills of entries together with the documents, confirming the data, that the bill contains, are submitted to a customs officer. These documents include:
– person’s ID;
– documents, certifying the right of possession, use and (or) disposal of the vehicle for private use;
– documents, containing the data that determines the vehicle as one for private use.
The initial period for temporary importation, set by the customs authorities, is three months.
One copy of the passenger entry bill with the records of the customs authorities on the temporary importation of the vehicle is to be given back to the individual, be kept by him during all the period of the temporary importation and presented to the customs authorities upon departure.
To prolong the temporary importation period of vehicles for private use, it is necessary to:
– submit to the customs authorities an application at random for the necessity of prolongation of the indicated period before the expiration date of the temporary importation period;
– submit to a customs officer of the customs authorities the bill of entry, registered by the customs authorities upon temporary importation of the vehicle for private use.
When applied by a foreign person, the period of temporary importation of a vehicle for private use can be prolonged by the customs authorities within the limits of one year from the day on which the temporary importation of the vehicle was carried out. The temporary importation for more than one year from the day on which the temporary importation of this vehicle was carried out is possible only under the condition of its customs declaration and payment of customs fees and duties.
Note: cession of rights for use and (or) possession of the temporary imported vehicles for private use registered on the territory of the foreign state to other individuals is allowed only:
– Under the condition of their customs declaring and customs fees and duties payment;
for the exportation of vehicles over the borders of the Customs Union by the permission of the Customs authorities, if such exportation is impossible because of death, a serious disease of the individual, who carried out the temporary importation, or other reasons.
Shipping Cars to Russia – registration and rules
The registration process for car shipping in Russia depends greatly on whether the dealer has been importing cars into the country for a period of less than six months, or more than six months. In case the former is true, the registration would have to be done with the Russian customs department. If you have been a dealer for over 6 months, once the vehicle is custom cleared, registration can be done at Russian Interior Ministry’s Traffic Safety Inspectorate.
With the registration of the car one gets a document known as UVTS (Vehicle’s Import Acknowledgement Certificate), that legally entitles one to use the imported vehicle in the country. Apart from this the Obligatory Third Party Car Insurance (of the OSAGO) policy would also need to be submitted at the customs.
Jim is Thailand’s top new car and 4×4 dealer, importer and exporter. We are exporting to the RHD and LHD countries of Europe including Western European countries as United Kingdom, Jersey, Gibraltar, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Austria South European countries as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, and Cyprus, Central European countries as Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland; Balkan countries as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece; as well as East European countries as Russia, Ukraine, and Romania.
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Jim Autos Thailand is Thailand’s, Singapore’s, England United Kingdom’s and Dubai’s top car exporter, Thailand’s top auto exporter and Thailand’s top 4×4 exporter of Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive vehicles to Europe. We established our dominance in export of Right Hand Drive vehicles early on but have been Asia’s top auto exporter to not only Right Hand Drive European countries but also the Left Hand Drive countries of Europe.
Among European countries United Kingdom, Jersey, Ireland, Malta, North Cyprus and Cyprus are Right Hand Drive countries. All other countries are Left Hand Drive countries. Since Thailand is a Right Hand Drive country we can send a wide selection of quality Thailand assembled Japanese and American 4×4 pickups and SUVs to RHD countries of Europe. Our selection of Left Hand Drive is limited to 2009 models of top selling original Left Hand Drive vehicles as 2009 Toyota Hilux Vigo, 2009 Toyota Fortuner, 2009 Isuzu Dmax, 2009 Toyota Camry, 2009 Mitsubishi L200 Triton and 2009 Ford Ranger. We currently only have 2009 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV only in Right Hand Drive but hope to get LHD model soon.
Belarus is a landlocked nation located in eastern Europe, between Poland and Russia. Comparatively the area occupied by Belarus is slightly smaller than the state of Kansas, with a total area of 207,600 sq km (80,154 sq mi). Belarus shares boundaries with Latvia on the N, Russia on the N and E, Ukraine on the S, Poland on the SW, and Lithuania on the NW. The boundary length of Belarus totals 3,098 km (1,925 mi).
Importing Vehicles and Trailers in Belarus
1. By Non-Residents of the Republic of Belarus
Transport vehicles and trailers registered in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation and also transport vehicles and trailers registered in foreign states and imported by non-residents are not charged customs duties, taxes and can be imported for any period without customs clearance.
The import of the aforementioned transport vehicles through the checkpoints equipped by “green” and “red” channels are allowed though the “green” channel given that a car insurance is available.
Transport vehicles and trailers registered in a foreign state and free to enter Belarus without customs clearance can only be used in the Republic of Belarus by natural persons, who are not residents of the Republic of Belarus and their families that use the vehicles to cross the customs border. Such vehicles can be handed over to resident persons only after customs clearance. Customs duties and taxes are paid, when transport vehicles and trailers, which are registered in a foreign state (except for the Russian Federation) and free to enter Belarus without customs clearance, are handed over to residents of the Republic of Belarus without customs clearance, by the person, who transported the vehicle across the customs border and the residents of the Republic of Belarus, who own (owned) the vehicle.
2. By Residents of the Republic of Belarus
Resident persons, who temporarily live, work, study abroad and import transport vehicles and trailers registered in a foreign state (apart from the Russian Federation) and subject to customs duties, taxes, have to pay customs duties, taxes. Other residents have to pay customs duties and taxes in full. Except for the vehicle use fee, the money is reimbursed once the vehicle leaves the Republic of Belarus.
If transport vehicles are imported to the Republic of Belarus for permanent accommodation customs duties and taxes are paid depending on the engine’s production date and volume.
|Number of imported transport vehicles per legal year||Time since vehicle production date||Engine volume||Customs duties and taxes (per one cubic centimetre of the engine volume)|
|One||3 years and less||Under 1500 cm3||€0.6|
|Over 2500 cm3||€0.75|
|3-10 years||Under 1500 cm3||€0.35|
|Over 2500 cm3||€0.6|
|Over 14 years||Regardless||€2|
|Two and more||3 years and less||Under 2500 cm3||€3.5|
|2500 cm3 and more||€5|
|3-7 years||Under 1000 cm3||€0.85|
|1000-under 1500 cm3||€1|
|1500-under 1800 cm3||€1.5|
|1800-under 3000 cm3||€2|
|3000 cm3 and more||€2.25|
|Over 7 years||Under 2500 cm3||€2|
|2500 cm3 and more||€3|
Importing more than one transport vehicles on the request of a person who has not left the Republic of Belarus is viewed as an entrepreneurial activity.
Russia sprawls across nearly one‑sixth of the Earth’s land mass (about 17 million square kilometers). It embraces a varied topography and has every type of climate except tropical.
The Ural Mountains mark the traditional division between European and Asiatic Russia. To the west, Russian territory stretches over a broad plain, broken only by occasional low hills. To the east are the vast Siberian lowlands and the deserts of central Asia. Beyond are the barren Siberian highlands and the mountain ranges of the Russian Far East. Great pine forests cover half the country; south of these are the steppes (prairies), where the soil is rich and dark. A small subtropical zone lies south of the steppes, along the shores of the Black and Caspian Seas.
Climate is varied. Winters are long and cold and summers brief. In parts of the eastern Siberian tundra, temperatures of -68 °C (-90 °F) have been recorded.
The Russian Federation is a multiethnic state that comprises more than 100 ethnic groups. The majority of the population is Eastern Slavic, but it is made up of peoples belonging to less numerous ethnic groups, including Eskimos. Although most groups are distinguished by their own language and culture, Russian language and traditions are well established, with Russian the common language in government and education.
Religion, long suppressed under the Soviet regime, now flourishes, and examples of all major and many less widely practiced religions can be found. The Russian Orthodox Church has grown rapidly in stature since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, with many adherents returing to the Church and a strong ongoing campaign to reach out to Post-Soviet youth.
Once an underdeveloped, peasant society, Russia made considerable economic progress under Communist rule, mainly by the force of a centralized command economy and basic industrialization. Soviet communism, already stagnant by the 1980s and ill‑equipped to meet the demands of Mikhail Gorbachev’s glasnost and perestroyka, collapsed by 1991, forcing Russia into a difficult transition toward a democratic state and market-based economy.
The Russian Federation continues to seek to redefine its relationships with its new independent neighbors, as well as its role in the world.
The Russian Federation is physically the largest country in the world, covering 17 million square kilometers or 1.8 times the size of the U.S. The territory of the Russian Federation covers 11 time zones and stretches 6,000 miles from east to west. It has a population of about 147.5 million compared with the 265 million in the U.S. Politically, the Russian Federation is a union of 89 constituent republics, regions, and territories that enjoy varying degrees of economic and political independence from the central government located in the capital, Moscow.
In the 19th century, most Russians lived in small, isolated villages, with little freedom to travel. Now, Russia is predominantly urban. Traditionally, Russia’s population, with the exception of the upper class, has had few modern comforts and conveniences. Enclosed by long borders, with few natural defenses, Russians have a history of xenophobia. Given Russia’s long history of authoritarian governments, until recently few Russians had much experience with pluralist democracy and market-based economy. New democratic institutions established after the fall of the Soviet Union continue to face challenges in forging political and social currency. A dynamic private sector has given rise to a growing middle class in and around the major metropolitan centers, with Moscow, to a lesser degree St. Petersburg, remaining the economic and social nexus of the country.
Moscow is the largest city in Russia and is located west of the great Russian plain on the banks of the Moscow River at 37°73′ E and 55°45′ N. The city is built on several low hills varying from 25 feet to 815 feet above sea level. Moscow’s short summers are as warm as those in the northern U.S. Winters in Moscow are comparable to winters in Chicago. Snow begins in October and continues periodically through April, although snowfall in May is not unusual. Annual rainfall averages 21 inches, with the heaviest rains falling between May and October. Prevailing winds are southerly and southwesterly. Due to Moscow’s northern location, daylight varies from 7 hours in December to 17‑1/2 hours in June. The average temperature in June and July is 66 °F, but the summer temperatures frequently reach the low 90s. In the winter the temperature may fall to minus 40 °F, but the average December and January temperature is 14 °F. Though Moscow’s winter air usually is dry, the wind chill factor makes the temperature feel much colder.
St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city and the former imperial capital, is located on a flat plain at the mouth of the Neva River on the Gulf of Finland at 55°57′ N and 30°20′ E. Established in 1703, the city is built on a series of 101 islands, and is laced by canals and various streams of the Neva. The climate in St. Petersburg is milder than in Moscow but is damp and misty. Average temperatures are 64 °F in July and 17 °F in January. St. Petersburg is famous for its “white nights”which occur in June when the sun shines for nearly 19 hours and sunset only brings semidarkness.
Yekaterinburg, Russia’s third largest city with an estimated population of 1.5 million, is located near the center of Russia, at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. It is the Russian equivalent of Pittsburgh and second only to Moscow in terms of industrial production. Founded in 1723, Yekaterinburg today is the seat of the government for the Sverdlovsk region, which contains numerous heavy industries, mining concerns, and steel factories. In addition, Yekaterinburg is a major center for industrial research and development as well as home to numerous institutes of higher education, technical training, and scientific research.
Vladivostok, the largest city in the Russian Far East and home to the Russian Pacific fleet, is an important center for trade with the Pacific Rim countries. Closed to foreigners from 1958 to 1992, the city now is home to many foreign businesses and consulates. The climate in Vladivostok is milder than in many other Russian cities due to its location on the Pacific Ocean. Winter temperatures range between -68 °F and 25 °F.
Driving in Russia requires constant attention, as Russian traffic regulations and procedures differ from those in the U.S. Speed limits are seldom observed; there is little, if any, lane discipline; and defensive driving is mandatory. Many pedestrians, oblivious to oncoming traffic, cross the street at random, which presents a real hazard. Streets are dimly lit at night and pedestrians wear dark clothing that makes them difficult to see. Although trucks are not allowed inside the Garden Ring without a special pass, numerous trucks and outsized, overloaded vehicles transit the rest of the city.
Accredited diplomats may import duty‑free one personally owned vehicle into Russia. Vehicles may not be imported with the intent of resale or transfer.
Some expats purchase Russian‑made vehicles locally. In mid‑1999, a new Niva or Lada cost about $3,500, while a Volga was more and a Zhiguli less. Transaction time to purchase and register a Russian vehicle is usually 7‑10 working days.
All imported vehicles should be new or in first‑class mechanical condition to pass the strict Russian inspection requirements for vehicle registration:
- Each automobile must have at least two headlights, each with high and low beams.
- Supplementary lights are permitted, including side lights and fog lights.
- Front parking lights must be white; rear lights must be red, not yellow or tinted.
- Front and rear turn signals are required. Front turn signal must be white or orange; rear must be red or orange.
- Each vehicle must be equipped with a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, and emergency warning reflector triangle. You can order these along with your vehicle or buy them locally
- Vehicles should have a low‑compression engine.
Russian gasoline comes in 82, 92, 95, and 98 octane. Unleaded gasoline is widely available, and diesel fuel, although available, is usually of poor quality. There is no need to remove the catalytic converter unless extensive travel is planned for outside the city, where unleaded fuel is not as widely available.
Front-wheel- and four‑wheel‑drive vehicles offer the best handling in the Russian winter. The main streets in Moscow are regularly plowed; however, some side streets and housing complex parking lots may remain covered with snow and ice throughout the winter. Jim recommends that customers install a rear‑window defroster.
Personnel planning to ship a car to Moscow should include as original options on a new vehicle items such as side-view mirrors (bring extra), steel‑belted tires, undercoating, a heavy‑duty battery, and shock absorbers. Many expats “Moscowize” their vehicle before coming to the country by having a dealer apply extra undercoating for protection. Remove all exterior emblems that attract vandalism. The radiator should be protected to withstand temperatures to ‑45 °F.
You may wish to include the following items along with your vehicle:
- 1 special cold‑weather thermostat
- 1 set of contact points
- 1 condenser
- 1 quart matching paint
- 1 set of rubber floormats, front and rear
- 1 set of patches for tubeless tires
- 1 extra set of keys
Ship these and all loose articles separately, as well as hubcaps, cigarette lighters, radios, and glove compartment contents, to minimize the risk of pilferage during transport. Bring an extra set of keys and send a set with the car. For vehicles using diesel fuel and shipped to Russia by sea, attach a note stating “diesel only” to the ignition key.
The following items are usually available locally at prices comparable to the U.S.: motor oil, door‑lock antifreeze, inner tubes, snow tires, valve caps, antifreeze and windshield solvent, gas treatment, five‑gallon jerry cans, fan belts, oil filters, windshield ice scrapers, snow removal brushes, aerial antennas, locking gas tank caps, jumper cables, distributor caps, tire pumps.
If you want to import a vehicle owned by you previously, then winterize it before shipping it. Install alarm systems and removable radio/cassette players before shipping as well, due to a high incidence of vandalism.
Belarus is not a part of the European Union
The European Union is composed of 27 independent sovereign countries which are known as member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. There are three official candidate countries, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey. The western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia are officially recognised as potential candidates.. The Faeroe Islands, Greenland, the Canary Islands, the British Channel Islands and the Åland Islands are not part of the EU customs area. They are regarded as areas outside the EU. There are also some small areas of some EU countries that do not belong to the EU customs area either. The customs rules applying to areas outside the EU are the same as those applying to countries outside the EU.
European Union Customs Duty
The European Union is a customs union which means that the same import duty rates are applicable in all member states.
European Union Tariff Rates
Motor vehicle imports from non-EU and non-EFTA countries are subject to common external tariffs (CET) that range from 5.3 to 22 percent.
- Passenger Cars: 10%: passenger cars 12.5%: electric-motored cars
- Trucks: The CET for diesel- and gas-engine trucks is either 11 or 22 percent, depending on the vehicle engine capacity.
- 11%: diesel or semi-diesel trucks with an engine capacity of 2.5 liters and below; gas-engine trucks not exceeding 2.8-liter engine capacity
- 22%: diesel or semi-diesel trucks with an engine capacity exceeding 2.5 liters; gas-engine trucks exceeding 2.8 liters
- Dump trucks are subject to either a 6 or 17 percent duty, depending on engine capacity
- 6%: dump trucks with an engine capacity of 2.5 liters and below 17%: dump trucks with an engine capacity exceeding 2.5 liters
- All trucks made specifically for the purpose of transporting highly radioactive materials are subject to a 5.3 percent CET.
EU’s Single Internal Market (“EC-92”) and the Type-Approval Directive
The EU’s single internal market became official on January 1, 1993. Part of the “EC-92” effort includes the initiative to remove technical barriers to the free movement of products within the EU. The program’s greatest impact on the automotive sector has been in the area of standards. The EU Commission has attempted to harmonize automotive technical and environmental standards between the member states. EU legislation also covers noise and particulate emissions, as well as safety. For example, as of January 1, 1993, all motor vehicles in the EU must have a catalytic converter.
In addition, the EU’s type-approval directive (EU Council Directive 92/53) eliminates the need for national type-approval requirements by establishing one set of rules for automobiles and their parts throughout the EU. This directive aims to clarify the type-approval procedure for motor vehicles, separate technical units (i.e., trailers), and components. It simplifies the documentation, designates the type-approval number on a separate technical unit as certification of conformity, and defines vehicles, separate technical unit(s), and component(s). Certificates of conformity, as specified in Annex IX of EU Directive 92/53, will be required in order for an automobile to enter into service. For component approvals, an approval issued under relevant regulations of the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is recognized as equivalent to an approval granted under comparable EU legislation.
In March 1992, the EU Council formally adopted the few remaining pieces of component-related legislation necessary to make whole-vehicle type approval a reality for passenger cars. In June 1992, EU member state officials approved the adoption of EU legislation creating a single system for certifying that passenger cars meet safety and other technical requirements. The legislation established a EU type-approval system to replace the twelve member state national schemes.
In 1996, the EU type-approval system became mandatory. Vehicles with EU type-approval can be marketed anywhere in the Community. Therefore, a vehicle need only receive type-approval certification in one EU country to be accepted in all other member countries. To receive type-approval, products may either be brought to a testing facility or manufacturers may opt to maintain their own approved, on-site equipment. Nevertheless, U.S.-and EU-origin automobiles must still be certified to this single set of rules by an authorized member state agency. A similar system was adopted for type-approval of two and three wheeled vehicles, and became effective on January 1, 1994. Should you need further information or would like to obtain these addresses, please contact the Department of Commerce: European Union Affairs Office at (202) 482-5279.
Value-added taxes (VAT)
As part of the establishment of the single internal market, the EU member states have also begun to harmonize their VAT rates into a narrow band of approximately 15 percent. Until that time, VAT rates are country-specific, and in some cases, sector-specific; the rates fluctuate between standard, reduced and luxury VAT rates. However, standard VAT rates are generally applied to vehicles throughout the EU. EU VAT rates currently range from 15 to 25 percent. VAT rates for each EU member are listed below:
Registering a Foreign Vehicle in Germany
The information you need if importing a new or used car to Germany. Where to take the vehicle and how to get a UK or mainland EU or US car onto German plates.
The Zulassungsbescheinigung (Teil I & II) is the vehicle registration and proof of ownership document. The Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil l is the equivalent of what used to be known as the Fahrzeugbrief (proof of ownership) and the Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil II is the equivalent of the former Fahrzeugschein (vehicle registration certificate). These changes were made to comply with EU standards.
Where and When to Register a Vehicle
Foreign vehicles staying for up to one year in Germany do not have to be registered, but a German translation of the vehicle’s registration certificate is necessary to bring the vehicle into Germany. After a twelve month period the vehicle will become liable for German registration and the accompanying statutory roadworthiness tests.
To register a vehicle, visit the local Vehicle Registration Office (Kraftfahrzeugzulassungsstelle).
- For an alphabetical list of offices: Click here
- Or use the search engine for locating the nearest office: Click here
The procedure and necessary documents differ slightly depending on whether the vehicle is being imported from inside the EU or from elsewhere.
Importing a Vehicle from Another EU Country
Prior to registering a vehicle in Germany it must have an EU certificate of conformity (Konformitätsbescheinigung or EWG – Übereinstimmungsbescheinigung) to ensure it conforms to German road safety standards. In 1996 an EU regulation came into effect requiring vehicle manufacturers to provide an “operational standard certificate” (EU-Betriebserlaubnis) to allow cars bought in EU countries to be imported without undergoing additional technical examination regarding conformity.
If the vehicle does not have this certificate (if it is too old, for example) it must be inspected by the TÜV (Technische Überwachungs-Verein) or DEKRA (in the new Federal States, formerly East Germany), who will issue the certificate if it meets the required standards.
The following information is required:
- manufacturer and type of vehicle
- chassis number
- model year
Importing a new vehicle
If a new vehicle is imported, then duty (Umsatzsteuer) must be paid to the local tax office (Finanzamt) within ten days of the date of sale. Proof of this is needed to register the vehicle. It will also require a tax clearance certificate (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung) from the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt)
Importing a used vehicle
In line with EU regulations no duty is payable on a used vehicle imported for personal use provided that the VAT has been paid in the EU country of origin, and that it has been owned and registered in that country and has been driven for at least 6,000 Km prior to entry in to Germany.
The following documents are required to import a used vehicle from another EU country:
- Proof of vehicle ownership (for example an original bill of sale or receipt)
- Original vehicle registration documents
- Current vehicle insurance documentation
- If applicable, EU certificate of conformity (Konformitäts-bescheinigung or EWG – Übereinstimmungsbescheinigung) or a certificate of exhaust emission testing which conforms to German TÜV/DEKRA standards
- Certificate of exhaust emissions (AU-Bescheinigung) test for all vehicles over three years old
- A tax clearance certificate (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung) from the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt) to confirm that the vehicle has not already been registered in Germany. To obtain the certificate request a verification that the car has not been registered before from:
To register a new or used vehicle the following must be taken to the local vehicle registration office (Kraftfahrzeugzulassungsstelle):
- Proof of identity (current passport or identity card)
- Proof of residency (polizeiliche Anmeldung)
- Proof that duty has been paid (Mitteilung der Umsatzsteuer)(if applicable)
- Proof of insurance (Doppelkarte)
- Original vehicle registration documents
- Tax clearance certificate (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung)
- If the vehicle is to be registered as a company vehicle then a copy of the extract from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) or business registration (Gewerbeanmeldung) is required
- If a third party is registering the vehicle on someone else’s behalf they need a letter from the vehicle owner confirming authorisation (Vollmacht) and this must be presented to the registration authorities along with the owner’s passport
- European Certificate of Conformity (EU-Konformitätsbescheinigung) issued by the manufacturer or their agent
- Vehicles without a European Certificate of Conformity must have a roadworthiness certificate
- Proof of ownership documents, for example a receipt (Originalrechnung) or bill of sale (Kaufvertrag)
- Vehicle licence plates
Note: If a vehicle is less than six months old or has been driven less than 6,000 Km it is still classed as “new”. Proof that duty has been paid (Mitteilung der Umsatzsteuer) will also be required.
Proof of ownership documents will be returned, but the foreign vehicle registration documents will be kept and returned to the respective authorities in the country of origin. Original number plates on used cars will either be destroyed or returned.
Importing a Vehicle from Outside the EU
Motor vehicles from outside the EU that are imported into Germany are subject to import duties and VAT. However, bringing a vehicle into Germany from outside the EU as part of personal and household effects may mean that it is exempt from customs duties and VAT. The owner must have lived outside the EU for at least the previous twelve months, have bought the car outside the EU and have driven it for at least six months prior to arrival, must be registered as a resident in Germany and must subsequently keep the vehicle for personal use for a minimum of twelve months following import.
Information in English is available from the Information Office of the German Customs (Zoll).
- German Customs
Tel: 069 4699 7600
Fax: 069 4699 7699
Open Monday to Thursday 07:00-17:00 and Friday 07:00-16:00
Once the relevant taxes have been paid the owner will receive a customs clearance receipt (Zollrechtliche Bescheinigung) or a customs exemption certificate (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung). The vehicle must also undergo a roadworthiness and emissions test to ensure that it complies with German technical, environmental and safety standards.
To register a vehicle from a non-EU country the following documents will be required in addition to those for EU countries:
- A TÜV/DEKRA certificate of roadworthiness and emissions testing
- Confirmation from the Central Vehicle Register (Zentraler Fahrzeugregister) to confirm that the vehicle has neither been registered previously in Germany nor stolen
- Customs clearance certificate (Zollrechtliche Bescheinigung)
Vintage & Classic Cars
- For information on registering a vintage or classic car which has been off the road or not previously registered in Germany: Click here
Deregistering a Vehicle (KfZ-Stilllegung)
To deregister a vehicle registered in Germany on a temporary or final basis visit the local vehicle registration office (Kraftfahrzeugzulassungsstelle).
- For an alphabetical list of offices: Click here
- Or use the search engine for locating the nearest office: Click here
The following documents must be provided:
- Proof of ownership and registration (Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil I und II)
- Vehicle licence plates (Kennzeichen)
Disposing of a vehicle
If a vehicle is to be disposed of then proof of recycling is required and certification for correct vehicle disposal must be submitted to the registration authority. Since the Act on the Disposal of End-of-life Vehicles came into force on 1 July 2002 manufacturers and importers are obliged by law to collect end-of-life vehicles and a nationwide collection system is being set up. This means that owners who wish to dispose of their vehicle can return it to the manufacturer or importer free of cost for recycling and reclamation. The dismantlers issue a certificate of destruction and are obliged to meet stringent recycling targets.
- For more information on scrapping see the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, BMU)
- The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtenwicklung, BMVBS)
At: Invalidenstrasse 44, 10115 Berlin
Tel: 030 183 003 060 (Monday to Friday from 09:00-12:00)
Fax: 030 183 001 942
- Information from Strassenverkehrsamt.de (in German)
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|Western Europe||United Kingdom, Jersey, Gibraltar,
Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium,
Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden,
the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Iceland,
|South Europe||Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Cyprus|
|Central Europe||Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary,
Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
|Balkan Peninsula||Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Slovenia, Greece
|Eastern Europe||Russia, Ukraine, Romania|
We are Thailand’s top car exporter to Asia, Thailand’s top car exporter to Europe, Thailand’s top car exporter to the Americas, Thailand’s top car exporter to Africa and Thailand’s top car exporter to the Pacific. No matter where in the world you are and whether your requirement is Right Hand Drive car or 4×4 or Left Hand Drive car or 4×4, Jim Autos Thailand, its used car division Jim 4×4 Thailand and its Dubai division Jim Autos Dubai are ready to serve all your automotive needs. In our 100 years proud history we have exported to over 100 countries in the world and continue to add new customers while not forgetting old customers and old countries. We have an 80% repeat and referral business rate, a testament to our superior customer service, honesty, great quality, great selection, great pricing and great speed of delivery. Thailand’s top car dealer, Thailand top car exporter and Thailand’s top 4×4 exporter is ready to serve you from either its Thailand or Dubai offices.
Exporting from Asia can be tricky as auto exporters and car exporters are dime a dozen. The stereotype of used car salesman is universal and based on some truth. With the advent of Internet the crooks have come out of the woodworks to separate the innocent from their money, Thailand is no exception. Caveat emptor – buyer beware – maxim has been heeded by businessmen since the time of the Ancients but it is most relevant when all it takes is a DSL modem, a nerdy kit with some HTML skills to put together a website, some Images (Pics) taken at your competitor’s lots and you are in business. We have seen a parade of newbie auto exporters come in, offer great deals for a year or so perpetrating an elaborate Ponzi scheme and then disappear with millions of dollars of their customers very hard earned money. Will you trust a company that has been in business for 1 year or one that has been in business for 100 years and is well respected not only all over Asia but also beyond Asian boundaries. If someone offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Not all new entrants are crooks but there are some who in their quest for the fast buck wants to cut corners at the expense of the customer. When you work with Jim you have the peace of mind to know that we have been voted Thailand’s most trusted dealership and Thailand’s most trusted auto exporter five years in a row and it is for this reason that we have over 80% of the auto exporting market share in Thailand.
Thailand’s top Car exporter to the world
We are not Thailand’s, Singapore’s, England UK’s and Dubai’s top car exporter because we are the oldest but because of our unwavering commitment to customer service, honesty, integrity, professionalism, great prices, great selection, great quality and quick delivery. Jim is a family-owned and family-operated dealership and we have been in business since 1911. Email us now at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your vehicle of your choice. Take a look at our selection of 4×4 vehicles to take your pick.
Thailand’s top New 2016 2017, nearly new 2011 and used 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Toyota Vigo and used 1999, 2oo0, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Toyota Hilux Tiger and used 2004, 2005, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Toyota Hilux Vigo dealer, importer and exporter
Jim Autos Thailand is Thailand’s largest auto exporter: we are Thailand’s largest Toyota Hilux Vigo exporter and export all types of vehicles from cars to sedans to pickups to SUVs to 4x2s and 4x4s to Trinidad and other parts of the Caribbean. Toyota Hilux Vigo is our largest pickup export in T&T followed by Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Isuzu DMax, Mazda BT50 among others. Our top SUV export to Trinidad is Toyota Fortuner followed by Isuzu MU-7. We ship to over 100 countries in the world. Email us now at email@example.com for your Vigo of choice. If you are looking for Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Prado, Toyota Hilux Surf, Mitsubishi Pajero and other pickups and SUVs from our Dubai office in Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive please email our Dubai office at firstname.lastname@example.org now..
Pickups are among world’s popular 4×4 vehicles and Jim Autos Thailand is Thailand’s largest and oldest pickup and SUV exporter.
Toyota Hilux Vigo remains our best selling and top selling 4×4 pickup. If you are looking for Toyota Hilux Vigo 4×2 or 4×4 or single cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, extra cab Toyota Hilux Vigoand double cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, Jim Autos Thailand is the place.
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Jim Autos Thailand is a fully owned division of the Jim Group of Companies. We are Thailand’s oldest and largest auto exporter and we are only one of the two auto exporting companies with any automotive experience. We have been in the business for the past 100 years with a 80% repeat and referral business thanks to our expertise, honesty, high quality, low price and quick delivery among others. Please check what some of customers have to say about us in our Testimonials page and top twenty reasons our customers have cited for doing business with us.
If you are looking for a diesel pickup or sports utility vehicle then Jim Autos Thailand is the exporter of choice of thousands of dealers in Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific and the Americas. We provide top quality 4WD and 2WD pickups and 4×4 and 4×2 pickups and SUVs direct from the manufacturer Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan.
We were the first to export Toyota Hilux Tiger out of Thailand as we were Thailand’s first auto exporter. We were also Thailand first auto exporter to export Toyota Hilux Vigo out of Thailand. Our Toyota Vigo prices can not be beaten! No one can beat our Toyota Hilux Tiger pricing, or our Mitsubishi L200 Triton, or Mitsubishi L200 Strada, Nissan Navara pricing. Our prices for all pickups and SUVs are the cheapest. We have Toyota Vigo 4WD double-cabs in stock as well as all other top selling pickups and SUVs and available for immediate shipping anywhere in the world.
Warning: Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, Jim Autos Thailand, its sister companies or its parent company The Jim Group of Companies, cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance