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Importing car 5 months old...

Hi All,

Apologies if this has been answered previously, have performed searched but not found clear answers.

I changed my car in April, and now this week we are moving to CH from France.

Is there any way I can hold off declaring the car for one month so I don't have to pay the duty and it falls into the possessions owned for 6 months therefore no tax category?

Thanks for any advice
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Re: Importing car 5 months old...

No.

Alternatively, you may choose to keep the car on French plates for up to a year providing you have the necessary insurance etc & drive it in Switzerland. No one else is allowed to drive the car in Switzerland whilst it is on French plates.

This thread the first post is worth reading, i.e. keeping it on French plates, although it is about UK car, believe the same rules would apply for other EU car.

How to import your car from the UK
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Re: Importing car 5 months old...

Remember though, if the car is on French plates it will have to have French insurance - and your French insurance company many not be so keen to do that.

To reduce import duty you can put the car on Z-plates for 2 years - it means it can be insured/taxed in Switzerland but isn't officially imported. After 2 years you will be pay whatever duty is due at that time. This should be less than now.
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