Import rules and regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Belgium

Import rules and regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Belgium

Import rules and regulations for Japanese used vehicles in Belgium

 

The Japan auto industry has built its status on charming, refined, and completely nerve-calming cars. It won’t be wrong in saying that Japanese cars are synonymous with reliability. The auto industry started from the very beginning and by delivering flawless vehicles became one of the world’s most renowned auto industries. With the growing popularity of new vehicles, Japanese Used Vehicles are also gaining popularity. Almost all parts of the world import used vehicles from Japan as even though these vehicles are used, but they are high on quality and reasonably available.

When it comes to buying a used vehicle, importers generally prefer to go with Japanese vehicles . There are many Japanese exporters that assist buyers in the process of vehicle importation. Buying a Japanese used vehicle is not a difficult task. To make the process of importation smooth, used vehicle importers should know the import regulations of their country and should abide by them.

 

Like other countries, Belgium, a federal state located in Western Europe import many units of used vehicles from Japan within a year. The country allows the importation of left hand drive vehicles. Imported vehicles are subjected to road-worthiness test, except if the importer is the owner abroad (Importer’s name should be on the Foreign Registration Certificate).

 

Documents required:-

  • Copy of certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original Purchase Invoice
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of insurance valid for at least 6 months prior to arrival in Belgium.
  • Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card)
  • License Plate – keeping origin plates allows vehicle to be driven pending naturalization
  • Form IM/EU 4 – agreement not to dispose of the vehicle within 12 months of importation
  • Documents proving shipper has resided outside of Belgium for at least 12 months and that the shipper is transferring normal residence to Belgium.
  • The original foreign attestation of registration, or complete and original foreign certificate of registration

 

Taxation in Belgium:-

Used vehicle imported in Belgium is subjected to duties and taxes. Import duties are calculated on the basis of the customs value and vehicle type. And VAT of 21% of the sum of the customs value, the import duties and any extra fees is also charged.

Exemption from customs duties and VAT is given on bringing a vehicle into Belgium from outside the EU as part of personal and household effects provided the owner must have lived outside the EU for at least the previous year, have bought the car outside the EU and have driven it for at least six months prior to arrival, have already paid the VAT equivalent in another country, and must subsequently keep the vehicle for personal use for a minimum of twelve months following import.

 

Registration of vehicle:-

After customs clearance, application form for registration is given to the importer. The registration form should be sent to the Vehicle Registration Service (DIV) accompanied by the original foreign registration certificate and a copy of the purchase receipt.

 

Shipping Ports:-

Japanese used vehicles imported to Belgium are generally shipped through the port of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. For shipping of used vehicles, generally RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) shipment method is chosen. However, if requested by customers another more expensive, yet safe method of transaction, the container shipment method is used.

 

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Summary:-

Belgium, a federal state located in Western Europe import many units of used vehicles from Japan within a year. The country allows the importation of left hand drive vehicles that are roadworthy. Used vehicle imported in Belgium is subjected to duties and taxes. Import duties are calculated on the basis of the customs value and vehicle type. Japanese used vehicles imported to Belgium are generally shipped through the port of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. Buying a Japanese used vehicle is not a difficult task. To make the process of importation smooth, importers should know their country’s import regulations and should abide by them.

 

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