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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

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At a glance it looks like a 30% import and VAT hit, but would that be on the Autoscout type valuation of the car, or the rest value? and a emissions charge, which could in total be a chunk and would impact on whether we just hand the car back, and buy something in France.

So, how would the French at Basel (which is where we would cross the border) view the import of personal possessions including the Volvo. Are there any dispensation as the car will likely be 5 years old when it makes the move, and we will have owned it all that time?
Look at the French custom website regarding move of domicile. This should be VAT and duty free. At least it is in the other direction, to Switzerland, even when it was a leased car. Anyhow, and I normally do not support dodgy stuff, but how would they know it was a leased car? Swiss car documents do not list the owner and you were the registered holder all the time.
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