Freighthammer BV

Import duties and VAT

More information about import duties and VAT

When we clear the car at customs, you have to take import duties and VAT into account. When importing a car into the Netherlands and Belgium, you can only release the car into free traffic once the import duties and VAT have been paid. We can take care of that for you. In the table below you can see how the costs depend on the type of vehicle and the age, the purchase price, the transport costs and the cost of import duties.

Importing old-timers via FreightHammer is very attractive because we have warehouses in the Netherlands and Belgium. This means you pay 9% VAT in the Netherlands and only 6% VAT in Belgium, at no extra cost. Request a quote so we can send you an price offer.

Import old-timers (30 years or older)
Purchase price + transport costs
+ 9% VAT in the Netherlands/+ 6% VAT in Belgium
No road tax

Import cars, motorcycles or Pick-ups (passenger transport) under 30 years old
Purchase price + transport costs
+ 10% Import duties
+ 21% VAT
+ Road tax handling

Import Pick-up trucks (light cargo) under 30 years old
Purchase price + transport costs
+ 22% import duties
+ 21% VAT
No road tax

The posibilities are endless

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