Bulgaria Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Bulgaria Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Bulgaria

 

Year Restrictions
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Destination Port
Burgas and Sofia
Time of Shipment
Container (34-41 Days)
Vessel Schedule
Container (Weekly)
Shipping Line
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Inspection
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Shipping Ports:

Major shipping ports in Bulgaria are Port of Burgas, Port of Sofia.

 

Left-hand drive vehicles

Importation of left hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.

 

Inspection:

Vehicles imported from outside EU need to be inspected before they gets registered.

 

Customs regulations in Bulgaria:

Temporary importation of used vehicles is allowed only for six months. A foreign imported car can only be used by a person who has a written permission, by the government of the country.
Duty free importation of vehicle by citizen of Bulgaria is allowed if the person has owed the car for a period of more than six months and the car has been driven more than 6,000 kilometers. Non-residents of Bulgaria have to pay import duty on the car.
Import duty is to be paid on vehicles imported outside the EU. An environmental tax called eco-tax (Eco-Tax) must be paid for all cars imported from outside the EU. The amount paid depends on the age of the vehicle it applies to all vehicles.

 

Vehicle Registration:

Following documents are required for registering vehicle:

  • Proof of identity
  • Original receipt/bill of sale
  • Proof of residency or employment contract
  • A valid roadworthiness certificate
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Receipts proving that Bulgarian vehicle tax have been paid. The amount paid depends on the age and model of the car
  • Proof of minimum third party insurance
  • Proof of payment of customs duty for non EU/EEA vehicles

Once the vehicle gets registered in Bulgaria, owner is not allowed to sell the vehicle in the first year of registration.

 

 

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