importing classic cars - Dr S Stamp
I am considering importing a 'modern classic' [specifically a Lancia 037 stradale] from the continent and have 2 questions related to importing. Firstly, is there a database listing the export duties or similar charged by European countries [ EC and others]? Secondly, I understand that VAT and import duty is charged on importing from non-EC countries unless the car is approved by Customs and Excise as' rare' after submission of a BAT1 application. With this approval, VAT is reduced to 5% and there is no import duty.A broker in Switzerland asserts that by completeing a EUR 1 form there should be no charge at all for importing an EC manufactured car from Switzerland, but the Customs and Excise advice line asserts that this is not applicable as the car was not manufactured in the UK! Please advise as to exactly when a EUR 1 form is applicable.
Re: importing classic cars - Jon
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Re: importing classic cars - Jon
that seems to have cured it.
 

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