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jfn25 12th July 2019 09:04 PM

Importing Car new law ?
We are planning to move out in Jan 2020 I am trying to understand bringing a car over, I have read on the government page that as of 22/03/19 import duty/vat was no longer due on used vehicles imported from within EU


It seems to apply to used vehicles and a used vehicle is one that is 6 months old and done more than 6000km,

Am I right to think that I will only pay the shipping and admin fees, ?

I would also welcome thoughts on importing a vehicle, prob looking at 12k l200 or hilux

Thanks in advance

JonandGaynor 13th July 2019 08:04 AM

I don't know if the new law has actually been passed yet but another factor you will need to be aware of are the new emission charges:

nhowarth 14th July 2019 10:38 AM

Hi jfn25

You also need to be aware that Cyprus is in hot water with the European Commission, which has sent a 'formal notice' to Cyprus regarding imported vehicles:

Taxation: Commission requests CYPRUS to amend its rules on imported cars

The Commission has decided to send a letter of formal notice to Cyprus for immobilisation of motor vehicles. Cypriot law provides for on-the-spot immobilisation of motor vehicles without any prior warning when temporary importation and registration rules have not been complied with. Administrative fines can also be imposed in certain cases, which could exceed the value of the vehicle itself. Member States are required to comply with EU law and its general principles, including the principle of proportionality, while the European Court of Justice of the EU has repeatedly held that administrative measures or penalties must not go beyond what is strictly necessary and be in line with the freedoms enshrined in Article 45of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU). If Cyprus does not act within the next two months, the Commission may send a reasoned opinion to the Cypriot authorities.

You can read more about the EC's infringement decisions at European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - June infringements package: key decisions


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