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Hi folks, I'm in the process of buying a BMW 3 series from Germany. I understand there's a 10% import duty charged by the Belgian car imports based on their valuation. Do you know if these valuations are public, if so could you kindly point me to where I can find them or if not perhaps you can give me a rough estimate...? The car is a 2017 model with 5,000km on the clock and going for EUR24,000 with VAT. Thanks for your help.

anon

There are no import duties between Germany and Belgium. Both countries are in a free market known as the EU.

https://www.assurance.be/immatriculation/immatriculer-voiture-etranger.html

Mar 26, 2019 13:02
becasse

You will have to pay a one-off "mise en circulation" charge (which you would have had to do if you had bought it in Belgium) which could be quite substantial for a BMW series 3 - the actual calculation is region dependent. You will also obviously have to pay the costs of getting the car through a special import-related Controle Technique and you may have to pay to obtain a certficate of conformity if the car doesn't come with one (and although it is only a small bit of paper it can be quite pricey).

Mar 26, 2019 16:38
stevey7

Thank you very much both!

Mar 27, 2019 17:20