Austria Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Austria Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Austria


Year Restrictions
Destination Port
Time of Shipment
Container (34-41 Days)
Vessel Schedule
Container (Weekly)
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports:

The major shipping port in Austria is Port of Vienna.


Left-hand drive vehicles:

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


Documents required:

  • Passport & International Driver's Permit
  • Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Grundlagenbescheid - A Notice of basis of Assessment, must apply at a customs office at origin
  • Austrian License plates- Application must be completed immediately, plates from country of origin must also be available
  • Entry certificate from the local Police Station
  • Letter from Employer stating length of stay abroad for at least one year.


Duties and Taxes:

Imported vehicle in Austria is subject to duties and taxes. However, for duty and tax free importation of the vehicle, the importer must have owned and used the vehicle for six months. The vehicle cannot be sold, disposed or otherwise transferred for one year.
A separate tax called 'Normverbrauchsabgabe' (NOVA) or a standard consumption tax has to be paid (up to 16 % of the car's value) which depends on the kind, age and power of the vehicle at the time of vehicle registration. For the amount of NOVA 20% VAT has to be paid as well.



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