Worldwide Export (Outside the UK/EU)
We Sell Vehicles all over the world and we have considerable experience in dealing with “tax free sales” or “VAT free sales” for vehicles that are to be permanently exported from the UK/EU. As an example; if we advertise a vehicle for £30,000 GBP clearly marked and ONLY those marked as VAT Q, the car actually breaks down to £25,000 + VAT @ 20% to total £30,000. Let us presume you are dealing with us directly, subject to suitable evidence of your ID and address (copy passport, utility bill etc), we are in a position to sell you the vehicle at the net price of £25,000.
Notes to import/export to the EU
If a vehicle is registered here in the UK, THERE IS NO DUTY or VAT payable by the importer in any EEC Country; YOU are only responsible for paying any local first registration fees and satisfying the your local Registration Office that the car itself is fit for purpose. (Equivalent MOT etc) The UK documentation is processed by the importing authority and, in simple terms, the vehicle becomes de-registered in the UK and re-registered in the new country, but repeat, no tax or VAT payable. For more info, just contact us, it really is quite simple.
Export Standards and Protocol
Please note that OUR EXACTING STANDARDS do not lesson just because a vehicle is being purchased from outside the UK, on the contrary, we pride ourselves on the fact that we “export” the “best” cars, we don’t ship inferior goods. We have a reputation as “exporters”, one that we are justifiably proud of. WE DO NOT subscribe to the attitude of “it’s only for export”; proper cars make proper money wherever you are so why accept inferior goods, it makes no sense.
The audit trail related to permanent export is dealt with by us here in the UK, we deregister the car in UK, we obtain the bill of lading and the UK Police/Interpol clearance from the shippers and, within 14 days of the car legitimately leaving the UK, we send to you by recorded mail, the Original UK documentation, the service records, the spare keys and anything critical to verifying your asset prior to the time it arrives in your country. In short, everything that you would expect to receive if you purchased a similar car locally from a main agent. As an aside, most Shipping Agents in the UK and their counterparts in your country offer a registration service which, as a general rule, is highly recommended in that they have a great deal of experience with local compliance and the dreaded form filling, not expensive and painless, what could prove stressful to you is all in a day’s work for them.