Vehicle Importation from the UK and japan into Ireland Streamline your vehicle import process with our comprehensive in-house Customs Clearance services IMPORTING YOUR DREAM JAPANESE CAR TO IRELAND? Importing a car from Japan to Ireland can be an exciting prospect, especially for fans of Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) vehicles. But navigating the customs clearance process […]

Vehicle Importation from the UK and japan into Ireland

Streamline your vehicle import process with our comprehensive in-house Customs Clearance services

IMPORTING YOUR DREAM JAPANESE CAR TO IRELAND?

Importing a car from Japan to Ireland can be an exciting prospect, especially for fans of Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) vehicles. But navigating the customs clearance process can feel daunting. That’s where Independent Customs and Logistics Services comes in! We offer stress-free assistance to ensure your Japanese import arrives smoothly.

Here's a breakdown of the key steps for customs clearance of your Japanese car in Ireland:

  • Taxes: Be prepared for three main taxes:
    • Customs Duty: This is typically 3.8% or 10% of the car’s value.
    • VAT (Value Added Tax): Currently 23% of the total cost (including car value, customs duty, and shipping).
    • VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax): This tax is based on the car’s CO2 emissions. You can estimate the VRT here: [Irish Vehicle Registration Tax calculator ON vrt.ie]
  • Documentation: You’ll need a variety of documents, including:
    • Bill of Sale (original)
    • Commercial Invoice (showing car value)
    • Bill of Lading (shipping document)
    • Proof of Customs Duty payment
    • Proof of VAT payment
    • Vehicle Registration Certificate (from Japan)
    • Motor insurance certificate (minimum third-party cover)

 

Importing a car from Japan is an exciting adventure. By letting Independent Customs and Logistics manage the customs clearance process, you can focus on the joy of getting behind the wheel of your dream car.

Focus on your new car; we’ll handle the rest!

Vehicle Imports fROM THE uk

Whether it’s a classic car, a powerful tractor for your farm, a reliable truck for your business, or any other type of vehicle, ICLS can help! We take the confusion out of Car Import, Truck Import, Tractor Import, and all other Vehicle Imports.

Our customs clearance experts understand the specific requirements for both UK and Japanese imports, including Agricultural Machinery, Vintage Cars, and Commercial Vehicles. We’ll handle everything from Customs Requirements for Japanese Imports and Customs Clearance for Vehicle Import to the Vehicle Import Process itself. This includes getting the necessary permits, completing paperwork, and ensuring all duties are paid.

Basically, you can focus on the excitement of Importing a Vehicle while ICLS takes care of the Customs & Cars hassle. We’ll get your Car Cleared quickly and efficiently, so you can enjoy your new import!

Importing a Vehicle-Private Individual or Business Requirement

ICLS simplifies the import and export of vehicles for individuals, businesses, and transport companies. We handle all the paperwork, customs clearance, and regulatory compliance for Car Import, Truck Import, Vehicle Import, Motor Vehicle Import, Car Export, Truck Export, and Vehicle Export. This allows you to focus on what you do best. Get started today and let ICLS handle the hassle of import and export so you can close deals, grow your business, and streamline your supply chain.

importing a vintage car to ireland

Bringing a classic car from abroad can be a dream come true. However, navigating Revenue’s regulations for Vintage Car Import can feel tricky. Here at ICLS, we can help ensure a smooth journey.

The good news: vintage cars (over 30 years old) enjoy zero duty! But there’s still a 23% VAT to consider. To qualify for this benefit, your car must meet three key criteria:

  • Classic Age: Be at least 30 years old from the date of manufacture.
  • Out of Production: No longer be in active production. Proof of model discontinuation and edition number might be required.
  • Original Condition: Maintain a largely original state, with only essential repairs allowed. Modifications like engine swaps, tire changes, color alterations, or interior upgrades can disqualify the car from vintage status and lead to a 10% duty charge.

ICLS can guide you through the process and ensure your cherished vintage car meets all the requirements for a hassle-free import experience. Let us handle the paperwork and regulations, so you can focus on the joy of getting behind the wheel of your classic beauty.

Seeking customs assistance as a private individual?

Taking the stress out of Personal import or export requirements

Need help navigating customs clearance for your personal belongings? ICLS is your one-stop shop for a smooth import or export experience in Ireland.

Customs Duty &VAT made easy: We take the confusion out of calculating and paying Customs Duty and VAT (Value Added Tax) to Revenue.

Seamless Personal Belongings Transfer: (TOR: Transfer of Residency) Moving internationally? We’ll simplify the process, from gathering the necessary Customs Clearance documentation to co-ordinating any Vehicle Import Exemption you might qualify for. 

Vehicle Imports for Car Enthusiasts & More: Importing a motorhome, motorbike, or even a cherished vintage car? Let our experts handle the Vehicle Import Documentation so you can focus on the excitement of arrival.

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Darren RedmondDarren Redmond
16:30 05 Mar 24
Thank you Ciarán for your quick reliable and trustworthy service each time we employ your team. Looking forward to engaging your services again. Foxrock Paving Ltd.
John DooleyJohn Dooley
10:50 07 Feb 24
Very helpful the whole process.
jack ryanjack ryan
17:30 18 Jan 24
At JMJ EcoHire, we have been utilizing the services of Independent Customs & Logistics Services Limited since we began importing Solar Welfare Cabins from the UK. They offer a 24/7 service and consistently respond to phone calls and emails at any time of the day or night. We are really happy with their service and would have absolutely no issue in recommending them.
Paul ChurchPaul Church
09:21 12 Jan 24
Ciaran and his team worked on my Import of my vehicle and I can only comment that it was a seamless and profession service throughout the process. I would highly recommend the services of ICLSL .
Fiachra MoranFiachra Moran
09:06 12 Jan 24
Have to say dealing with this company was so easy, got my container tracked & customs clearance all paperwork work done hassle free from china to Ireland ,made my life easy thanks to CiaranHighly recommended 👌 👍 👏 💯
mark cafferymark caffery
14:31 09 Nov 21
We would highly recommend Independent Customs as we have used them through the minefield of Brexit. During the process we found Ciaran to be so knowledgeable about what they do. ICLS are extremely helpful, professional and very customer focused with excellent communication.Great working with Ciaran and Carol
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