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  • Thinking of importing a car to Ireland? Here’s all you need to know

    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...

  • VRT NOx emissions

    Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy Budget 2020 introduced charges for VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) but many motorists are wondering what this will mean in practical terms when it comes to their own budgets? The NOx levy will be applied to all VRT category A vehicles (passenger and SUVs). The new charges being introduced will mean an increase in VRT for...

  • Economist warns 12,000 automotive jobs at risk in Ireland

    Could 12,000 Jobs be at risk? According to the latest figures, new car registrations continue to drop and were down 7.4% (80,712). In contrast to this, used car imports went up 2.4% so far this year (53,119). It looks likely that new car sales will continue to decline even further as we approach the Brexit deadline. Things may become even...

  • Ireland snapping up older UK cars

    Ireland is snapping up 'older cars rejected in the UK' It has become quite apparent now, particularly since the announcement of Brexit, that Irish motorists are opting to head to the United Kingdom to avail themselves cheaper and in many instances better spec vehicles than to spend in showrooms here in Ireland. Traditionally, motor dealerships here in Ireland have always...

  • Ireland becomes dumping ground for UK vehicles

    Unwanted UK vehicles imported to Ireland As most of us are aware, Irish new car sales have fallen dramatically this year and it is also evident that the number of imports from the UK has risen. People seem to be opting for cheaper UK imports rather than a new showroom car. Figures published by society of Irish motor industry (SIMI)...

  • Car prices could rise by €2500

    Government must amend tax regime to save 12,000 potential job losses With the introduction of the new emissions testing Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), this has major implications on the tax regime. It calls for urgent attention to amend these tax regimes so they are in line with the new emissions testing figures. If nothing is done it...