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  1. Pankaj Sharma
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Tuesday, December 18 2012
I required help regarding importing of Used car from japan.
I want to import few cars Description is as below Make Model Year of Reg/ manufacturing Engine size
01 BMW Z3 2000 2000 CC
02 MAZDA RX 8 2004 1400 CC
03 MAZDA MPV 2001 1499 CC

Please help me to get the procedure and fees of Importing these cars
Also tell me is the custom duty rate will be applicable on the new car price or Price of purchase.
is the Custom rate is applicable on fright charges also


Pankaj Sharma
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Gagan Modi Accepted Answer
Hello Pankaj.

I really doubt that 11 year Old cars can be imported to India, infact have googled for Fema Guidelines for import of used cars have found info that
The second hand or used vehicle shall not be older than three years from the date of manufacture

Still - you check with Exim office for a confirmation,

Below is a sample info on Import of Used Cars for approved cars for import/

a) You need to check for Homologation - The models are of year 2000 as mentioned, you really need to get it cleared from safety, drive and other fuel emission test

b) Model should be Right handed - steering and controls

c) Custom Duty is 102% of Invoice / Purchase Price

d) In New Cars - Customs calculated on Invoice raised from the Manufacturer
However - its used car - there is certain depreciation percentage :-

Depreciation Slabs on Import of Used Car
every 3 month in the 1st year @ 4% and on reducing basis
every 3 month in the 2nd year @ 3% on reducing basis
every 3 month in the 3rd year @ 2.5% on reducing basis

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