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importing a car from germany

Posted by loulou22 - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by TonyP-191937 - 16 years ago

The note in AngloInfo implies that you have to have owned the car for 6 months, but this is no longer true for EU cars.  You can go to Belgium or Germany and buy a second-hand car there and then bring it here the next day and register it without paying any French taxes (other than the carte grise).  If you buy it from a dealer or a company you pay them whatever VAT is due (this is normally included in the purchase price).

In Belgium you can get a temporary plate for about 30E that lets you drive it to France and register it here (plates belong to a person, not a car) I think in Germany there is something similar.

Once the car is registered here, you can sell it on the next day.


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Posted by mike-179830 - 16 years ago