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Old 17th November 2008, 08:36 PM
 
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I'm french and I would like to know the different ways that i have to import my personal car here in Cairo. (Peugeot 406 model 2000, 2L)
I heard many things, that i will have to pay a lot of taxes, that i can't use my car more than 6months/year...

Any other suggestions ?
If i go out the country (Lybia or Jordan) and come back after ? Can it work ?
Any idea about prices of taxes ?
May i sale my car in Egypt after a while ?

Thanks in advance for your help

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I'd like to know more about this as well...

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Foreigners can have their car into egypt either by paying taxes or not paying taxes. In order not to pay taxes you have 2 options: either you are working for a foreign mission (embassy) or you are an expat in a project related to the government (oil companies for example). In this case you can import your car, pay minimum fees (around LE2000 first time and around LE1000 for registration each year). At the end when your mission in Egypt is ended you will have either to export your car or sell it to another expat.
If you are an Expat not working for a mission or a project related to the government, you have two options either to get it in as trip ticket and in this case you can only use the car 6 months in Egypt and export it for another 6 months before you can have it back into Egypt. The cost I assume will be around LE3000. There are duty free areas (parking lots) in Egypt where you can leave your car their for storage for the 6 months. Driving the car to Jordan and coming back is not possible as the car has to stay out of the country for 6 months. The other option will be that you pay full taxes for the car. In this case you can only pay taxes for a brand new car, i.e. zero mileage. A brand new 2000 cc car will pay around 220% of its original value as customs, taxes and other fees.
If you need more help, let me know.
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Foreigners can have their car into egypt either by paying taxes or not paying taxes. In order not to pay taxes you have 2 options: either you are working for a foreign mission (embassy) or you are an expat in a project related to the government (oil companies for example). In this case you can import your car, pay minimum fees (around LE2000 first time and around LE1000 for registration each year). At the end when your mission in Egypt is ended you will have either to export your car or sell it to another expat.
If you are an Expat not working for a mission or a project related to the government, you have two options either to get it in as trip ticket and in this case you can only use the car 6 months in Egypt and export it for another 6 months before you can have it back into Egypt. The cost I assume will be around LE3000. There are duty free areas (parking lots) in Egypt where you can leave your car their for storage for the 6 months. Driving the car to Jordan and coming back is not possible as the car has to stay out of the country for 6 months. The other option will be that you pay full taxes for the car. In this case you can only pay taxes for a brand new car, i.e. zero mileage. A brand new 2000 cc car will pay around 220% of its original value as customs, taxes and other fees.
If you need more help, let me know.
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220%? That's insane... Is this a registration or importation fee? For instance, does this also apply if you buy a new car car in Egypt (from an Egyptian dealer)?

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Yes. Taxes are very high on larger engine. till 1.6 ltr. taxes are OK. You can buy a Renault Megane 1.6 ltr. duty paid for LE140,000 while a Mitsubishi Pajero duty paid 3.8 ltr. will cost today around LE650,000.

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Hi.if i bring my car here(trip ticket),i understood that i can keep it in egypt only 6 months,than return the car another 6 months or leave it in duty free areas(storage).but can i sale my car in this 6 months?to a expat or an egyptian?i will apreciate your help.

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What about if i make taukhil to an egyptian for the car?can i sale it like this?

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Default I want bring my car from abroad,can i sale it egypt?

Like i said,i want bring my care in egypt from abroad.in that 6 months when my car can stay here,can i sale it?my husband is egyptian,can i put the car on his name,or does this help me in any way?i not work neither for embassy nor for government,so,can i sale it if i want,to a expat or an egyptian?

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Dear Aziza,

Since you seem to be the expert on the subject, I'm an Egyptian and hold also the swiss passport. Can I get a car from abroad with the trip ticket use it for 6 month and park it in a duty free park for 6 months on an ongoing basis?

Most importantly, can I get a really old car like from the 60s? A 1969 Mercedes 280 SL is my dream. Can it work like this?

What is the regulatory authority that I need to speak with?

Many thanks.

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Dear Aziza,
I shall be thankfull if you can reply me these questions.
I am an Expat residing in Cairo, at the moment I am working in UAE and need to bring my Car to egypt by road via Saudi Arabia.
My car is 1.6ltr 2006 model Hyundai Matrix.
Q1) How many years old model is permitted to bring.
Q2) what shall be the tax ratio over it.
Q3) Do we need to pay tax on entering the border or only prepare the docs. & pay while registering.
Q4) Do you have any idea for routes to come in by road to egypt.
Can you please email me at shabrash6774 @ yahoo

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