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Tried Searching but din find anything , so thought will start a new thread. May sound Insane but have this Question in my mind - Can a used car from Swiss be exported to India? - I usually keep hearing that importing a car to india is very very expensive but never heard exactly about any numbers or a formula to calculate for eg. Vehicle cost + 30 % or something like that Just trying to figure out if this is possible at all ? & if possible is it worth ? -- also just as a info - a very decent new Car (SUV) in india would cost around 18000 CHF.

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well no as for 18k here in CH you would get nearly nothing....
so im not getting your way of thinking that it would be cheaper.....
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Tried Searching but din find anything , so thought will start a new thread. May sound Insane but have this Question in my mind - Can a used car from Swiss be exported to India? - I usually keep hearing that importing a car to india is very very expensive but never heard exactly about any numbers or a formula to calculate for eg. Vehicle cost + 30 % or something like that Just trying to figure out if this is possible at all ? & if possible is it worth ? -- also just as a info - a very decent new Car (SUV) in india would cost around 18000 CHF.

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You can import a car from Switzerland to India, found this as the first hit on Google which is the Chennai customs site.. I guess the rules should pretty much same across India.

http://www.chennaicustoms.gov.in/imports/car.htm
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well no as for 18k here in CH you would get nearly nothing....
so im not getting your way of thinking that it would be cheaper.....
The one that i mentioned for 18K is not something like a BMW or an AUDI but a good brand in india though ... A used BMW or an AUDI in india would cost somewhere around 50K ... this is the reason
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Re: Car Export to India

as far as I know, it is not easy to import LHD cars into India any more.
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Re: Car Export to India

You might get one of these here for CHF 18,000, but I guess that was not the type of SUV you had in mind?
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You can import a car from Switzerland to India, found this as the first hit on Google which is the Chennai customs site.. I guess the rules should pretty much same across India.

http://www.chennaicustoms.gov.in/imports/car.htm
So this means it is possible as per point

(a) Individuals coming to India for permanent settlement after two year’s continuous stay abroad;

Good to know ... but also bad to see this ....

Total effective duty works out to 101.91%, which includes the following.
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You might get one of these here for CHF 18,000, but I guess that was not the type of SUV you had in mind?

I can buy this in india for 6000 CHF & Send it to you , May be you can find out how much it would costs to import ;-) & then Market it here then may be we can do business
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Now there is an idea... If we can stick an Audi emblem on, I am sure we can flog it to the Swiss as the new Q1
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Re: Car Export to India

Last I heard, unless you are a hotel or some special interest, forget it. But in in any case, if it were easy, profitable and would not require three years of red tape, you would be standing in line along with a few million others.
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Now there is an idea... If we can stick an Audi emblem on, I am sure we can flog it to the Swiss as the new Q1
We can order the emblems from China it will be cheaper than india ;-) & Also Better than the original Look wise ....
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Re: Car Export to India

How about importing a car from UK or Ireland instead ? -Then the Steering Wheel is in the right Side, and cars are ridicoulosly cheap there. I bought a 7 year old Crysler Neon with fresh MOT/MFK for GBP 350 some years ago. Have a look on www.autotrader.co.uk for prices

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How about importing a car from UK or Ireland instead ? -Then the Steering Wheel is in the right Side, and cars are ridicoulosly cheap there. I bought a 7 year old Crysler Neon with fresh MOT/MFK for GBP 350 some years ago. Have a look on www.autotrader.co.uk for prices

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But Doctor the issue is not with the price of the Car(Buying price) or the steering side ( As i drive here too ) ... But the 101 % Duty Its okie - We aren't still lucky to enjoy the Splendid German Technology in india for cheap price
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Moreover if i had to buy an Audi in india also i get a Left Hand drive - as you can see below ... http://www.carwale.com/research/audi-cars/a4/photos/
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But Doctor the issue is not with the price of the Car(Buying price) or the steering side ( As i drive here too ) ... But the 101 % Duty Its okie - We aren't still lucky to enjoy the Splendid German Technology in india for cheap price
if it is just about German technology, then why not buy the car in India? you get most of these cars there.... the economy was liberalized in 1992...
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if it is just about German technology, then why not buy the car in India? you get most of these cars there.... the economy was liberalized in 1992...
Absolutely Agree thats the reason i am trying to find out if importing from here is better or Buying it there is better - Knowing that i can still get the spares from india whenever needed
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Absolutely Agree thats the reason i am trying to find out if importing from here is better or Buying it there is better - Knowing that i can still get the spares from india whenever needed
Also if you had seen my first post My intention is to know if a USED CAR can be imported - not a new one as the price is pretty much the same both here & india ( A lil cheaper here ) ... But used Cars like AUDI are extremely difficult to find & also they would ask for a price of a new one !

http://www.carwale.com/used/search.a...city=1&dist=50

http://www.autoscout24.ch/Search/Lis...00&sort=km_asc
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But Doctor the issue is not with the price of the Car(Buying price) or the steering side ( As i drive here too ) ... But the 101 % Duty Its okie - We aren't still lucky to enjoy the Splendid German Technology in india for cheap price
Is it 101% of the price you paid for the car, or is it 101% of what customs think it should be worth ? If the first option is the case, you should look in UK, but if the customs estimate a value and you get taxed on an estimate, you're out of luck. But see it positive. You dont import it to Dennmark and pay 180% of an estimated value.
In any case, I still think it would be better to source the cars in UK/IE, as prices are lower than here, and it would probably be easier to have it shipped from a UK Harbor, than from Switzerland.
Have a look at the prices for Audis in Ireland: http://dublin.gumtree.ie/f-Cars-and-...diQQCatIdZ8072

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Is it 101% of the price you paid for the car, or is it 101% of what customs think it should be worth ? If the first option is the case, you should look in UK, but if the customs estimate a value and you get taxed on an estimate, you're out of luck. But see it positive. You dont import it to Dennmark and pay 180% of an estimated value.
In any case, I still think it would be better to source the cars in UK/IE, as prices are lower than here, and it would probably be easier to have it shipped from a UK Harbor, than from Switzerland.
Have a look at the prices for Audis in Ireland: http://dublin.gumtree.ie/f-Cars-and-...diQQCatIdZ8072

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I too have the same Q in my mind.. Need to chk on this ... But i still don't think i can import a car from anyother place other than Swiss - as the first eligibility rule goes as below

(a) Individuals coming to India for permanent settlement after two year’s continuous stay abroad;

So i had stayed continuously in Swiss - but would they agree to import a car from a diff country ? i don't think so ! Also i don't think it would be a good option to buy one from UK as i can't see it myself as i can do if i buy one from Swiss which i prefer ... But Still theres a lot of time to investigate & find the real good side if any. Thanks.

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You've been here two years and you're still calling it "Swiss" ?

:%s/Swiss/Switzerland/g or :%s/Swiss/Suisse/g

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