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  • The Pros & Cons of Importing a Used Car

    Finding a quality used is not without it’s challenges and the pitfalls associated with buying a second-hand car are never more acute than when buying abroad and undertaking the process of importation. Since Brexit, importing a car from the UK comes with added charges and increased costs and requires careful consideration when establishing the viability of sourcing a car in...

  • Customs & Vat Charges on Cars Imported from UK & Northern Ireland

    Prior to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, a large number of used cars on Irish roads originated in the UK and Northern Ireland. Dealers imported cars in large volumes to address the high demand for quality used cars and many individuals did so in an effort to find a high-spec vehicle while also saving money. While it may...

  • VRT & NOx Charges on cars and vans imported from Northern Ireland and UK Mainland

    Thinking of importing a used car from the UK or Northern Ireland? Before you start your search for a used car import, it is essential to familarise yourself with the following essential steps and obligatory VRT and NOx charges. Make sure you are fully prepared for the final cost by making use of available resources and online tools such as...

  • Checklist That You Need to Keep Handy During a VRT Check

    Forms needed when registering for VRT A car VRT or the Vehicle Registration Tax is an amount that you need to pay while registering a vehicle in Ireland. It is illegal in Ireland to drive a vehicle without registration or paying VRT. Once you purchase a car, you need to set up an appointment with the National Car Testing Service...

  • All You Need to Know About The VRT Calculator

    Vehicle Registration Tax Calculator The Vehicle Registration Tax, also known as VRT, is a tax that is charged when an individual registers a vehicle that they have imported or bought in Ireland. If you’re considering buying a car, you should know that it is mandatory to register your vehicle and pay the VRT, given that driving an unregistered vehicle on...

  • Thinking of importing a car to Ireland? Japanese Imports Ireland - MyVehicle

    Importing a Car From Japan to Ireland - All You Need to Know Japanese cars are popular all around the world, thanks to the reliability and durability they offer. What’s more, these cars are also typically available at an affordable price. Like many other countries, many residents opt for Japanese car imports in Ireland as well. If you are considering...

  • Importing a car from Great Britain and the customs tariffs implications

    Overview Since January 1, importing a used car from Britain has become much more complicated and also expensive to boot. Traditionally, many Irish car buyers could have saved as much as €10,000 when shopping for a car in the UK. By shopping around in the UK for a car, you could get a great bargain on a higher-spec vehicle with...

  • UK and Northern Ireland vehicle imports

    GB Vehicle Imports As most of us are aware, since January 1 the UK left the European Union and is now considered a ‘third country’. Since then, there have been VAT changes implemented for imported vehicles from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) except for Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is exempt from the VAT implication as, under the Northern Ireland...

  • UK car manufacturers stockpiling car parts in preparation for Brexit

    UK Stockpiling Cars and Car Parts ahead of Brexit UK carmakers are seeking more clarity from the UK Government as they stockpile car parts in preparation for Brexit on January 1. The big car makers are moving cars and parts in both directions across the English Channel as a hedge against the huge tariffs that would result if...

  • Brexit set to hit the second-hand car market in Northern Ireland

    Brexit could make second-hand cars more expensive in Northern Ireland Brexit changes which may very well be introduced from January which could make it more expensive for Northern Ireland car dealers to source their cars from the rest of Great Britain. Currently, when NI car dealers and traders buy a vehicle in any other part of Great Britain and...