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How can i take my cars to india? what are the procedure and customs charges any one please help.i am an uae national my cars are merc c63 brabus costing 9.4lakh and a bmw m5 gpwr hurricane costing 7.3lakh

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Asked by muhammed rafeek, 18 Dec '09 04:32 am
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There are detailed guidelines for importing a car in India. In brief, if the vehicle that has to be imported is new then it must conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder, as applicable, on the date of import. The import of new vehicles is permitted only through the Customs port at Nhava Sheva (Mumbai), Calcutta and Chennai.

In 2001 India lifted the QR (Quantitative Restrictions) on import of second hand vehicle as part of WTO compliance. In fact the market was opened in 2001 itself.The second hand vehicle should not be older than 3 years from the date of manufacture and should have a minimum road worthiness residual life of 5 years. If the vehicle is second hand, it too should conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made there under, as applicable, on the date of import. Import of second hand vehicles is allowed only through the customs port at Mumbai. The second hand or used vehicles imported into India ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Dec '09 06:21 am

 
  
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It may be a better option to dispose off the cars there and buy new ones here?
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 18 Dec '09 07:04 am

 
  
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AS you are not an Indian national you will have to seek permission for importing the cars into India specifying the purpose. If is is personal use the tariff may be low but the vehicles would have to be taken out before he period expires.The procedural details are better ascertained by a Customs House agent for the procedures and rates of taxes differ from time to time. Welcome to India you friend from the honourable member country of the Non Aligned Nations Committee, the great Kamal Abdul Nasser.
Answered by radhikamruta, 18 Dec '09 05:19 am

 
  
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You can consult with a shipping company. I suggest you to visit http://www.shipping-your-car.com/. They provide reliable shipping of car at low charges.
Source: http://www.shipping-your-car.com/
Answered by jcreois, 03 Apr '11 03:12 pm

 
  
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Honestly speaking, u r better off buying ur cars in India unless u plan on never again returning to the UAE. Import duties here are HUGE. I am assuming u mean 940,000 AED and 730,000 AED? Well, even a normal base line 200 series Merc runs for 45 lakh rupees here. So the model o' merc u mentioned are certainly above base line. Duty rates will make the car cost nearly double.

Also, Indian ports aren''t the safest in the world as in u shouldn't b surprised if u see ur car missing a few parts here n ' there. The customs officials themselfs don't steal it I think, but I've heard some pretty narsty stuff about what happens in our ports.

BEST option 4 u is to buy a car for use in India from India, unless u want to stay here for good. We have many buyers from UAE, Arabia, and even European countries who come here on extended stay. Almost all of them narrate some pretty bad stories about importing higher end luxury stuff from foreign countries in general. None of the buyers I deal w/ ev ...more
Answered by A Moin, 18 Dec '09 06:33 am

 
  
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