Shipping your car to Germany takes quite a bit of preparation. Making sure you have all the documentation for the vehicle and permits to present to customs when your vehicle arrives at its destination port is the first part. The second part involves proper registration of the vehicle in Germany.
Expect customs to be very thorough, so be prepared to show every last form of documentation when transporting your goods over to Germany.
The standard import duty on vehicles is around 10% with a 19% VAT, or value added tax. For someone considering shipping a motorcycle or quad to Germany, that duty ranges from 6 to 8 percent.
This number does change slightly depending on what the current tax rate for the make, model, year, etc. of your car.
In addition, Germany adheres strongly to its emissions and exhaust regulations and this factor can increase how much you have to pay for the import duty.
Because of Germany’s location, it is also important to do research on the regulations of some of the neighboring countries. It is particularly important if you plan on commuting across borders instead of settling down in France or Italy for example.
Written by Damien Shields
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