Transporting your car to Italy is slightly more complicated, whether you’re moving to Rome, Milan or another city. As usual, you must go through the motions and processes before you can import your car, register the vehicle and drive it in the country legally.
When shipping your car to Italy from an EU member nation, there are few barriers from customs. No customs duties or VAT are applied for used vehicles older than six months.
The main task is to have the vehicle registered in Italy and obtain Italian license plates. However, in order to register your car one must first apply for and obtain residency regardless of EU status.If you are importing a car from outside the EU, you will be required to pay an import duty and VAT if you have not owned the car for more than one year depending on the duration of the stay. In general, used cars have a higher import tax than new cars but the 22% value added tax is standard for most vehicles.
However, if you use this method you must make sure that there is nothing inside the vehicle other than a spare and jack.
If you know the dimensions of the vehicle you want to ship, you can compare those numbers with the range of shipping container sizes.
Written by Damien Shields
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