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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

Hello Thank you very helpful.
one question-does the temporarly plate has insurance? if yes does it cover any risk if caused by me to my car?
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Hello Thank you very helpful.
one question-does the temporarly plate has insurance? if yes does it cover any risk if caused by me to my car?

As with any insurance, READ THE POLICY !!!


Unlikely it will be fully comprehensive a short term cheapish insurance policy offering full refund for writing off a car.......sounds just a bit too easy to me
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Hello Thank you very helpful.
one question-does the temporarly plate has insurance? if yes does it cover any risk if caused by me to my car?
It comes only with the mandatory third party liability insurance. In short it covers damages which you cause to others people property or health.
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Hello Thank you very helpful.
one question-does the temporarly plate has insurance? if yes does it cover any risk if caused by me to my car?
Correct, it comes with a basic thrid-party liability insurance (no "casco")
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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

Hi All! I have a similar problem. I have imported my car from Poland to CH in January 2019 as a part of household goods importation. Since then I drive it on Polish plates and papers and I carry the 13.20A form with me. Now I would like to bring the car back to Poland and sell it there, because I have ordered a new car here in CH.
Can I just driver the car out of CH, sell it in Poland and forget? Or do I need to go through any export procedure?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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The best answer is that you’d better ask the Swiss customs. They are easy to reach and usually quite helpful.
The common sense answer is that you should ask yourself if the re-export is worth the hassle. In my case, I managed to sell my car in Belgium at a good price but it cost me a lot in terms of fees, taxes and travel costs and I’m not sure I would do it again.
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Hi All! I have a similar problem. I have imported my car from Poland to CH in January 2019 as a part of household goods importation. Since then I drive it on Polish plates and papers and I carry the 13.20A form with me. Now I would like to bring the car back to Poland and sell it there, because I have ordered a new car here in CH.
Can I just driver the car out of CH, sell it in Poland and forget? Or do I need to go through any export procedure?
Thanks in advance for your help.

I'm guessing you never told Poland it was permanently exported so you'll need no exportation papers to reimport into Poland. I guess that you might need to tell Switzerland you're taking it away, maybe by handing over the 13.20 form.
But I'm only guessing and can't understand why it should be any different.
I'll be going through this sometime soon.
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Thanks a lot!
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The best answer is that you’d better ask the Swiss customs. They are easy to reach and usually quite helpful.
The common sense answer is that you should ask yourself if the re-export is worth the hassle. In my case, I managed to sell my car in Belgium at a good price but it cost me a lot in terms of fees, taxes and travel costs and I’m not sure I would do it again.
What fees and taxes do you mean? Were there any fees or taxes that you had to pay in CH or you refer to the ones in Belgium?
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Hi All! I have a similar problem. I have imported my car from Poland to CH in January 2019 as a part of household goods importation. Since then I drive it on Polish plates and papers and I carry the 13.20A form with me. Now I would like to bring the car back to Poland and sell it there, because I have ordered a new car here in CH.
Can I just driver the car out of CH, sell it in Poland and forget? Or do I need to go through any export procedure?
Thanks in advance for your help.
I will face identical situation in few days. Could you please let me know how did it end for you?
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Just a note to anyone ever thinking of exporting a car to NL. Don't, or get royally screwed on (luxury) tax. Unless you car is very CO2-friendly.
Can you please elaborate on this?
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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

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Well, many EU countries require you to pay a quite substantial registration fee the first time a car is locally registered. Other countries that come to my mind are Austria, Denmark, Greece (, Norway?), and Portugal, or France to some degree. I see it as a way of imposing some form of import duties on foreign vehicles, but since also new vehicles from the dealer are subject to this registration fee, courts deem it legal.
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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

I do understand if the car is imported for the first time in EU, but in case of relocation, shouldn’t there be double treaties between countries?
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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

Could you clarify how the registration process looks in EU country if the car is still on the original Swiss plates (not export plates).
If I understand correctly the car would be still registered in Switzerland at the same moment when you register it in EU country - is it a problem?
Also is it a problem if the car in EU country is being registered for another person? This would create a situation when the same car is registered in two countries for different people - is it allowed?

I'm asking since I want to gift my current Swiss car to my parent in EU country, I would like to drive it myself to the final destination, handle export/import on the border, then let my parent register it for themselves, get EU plates, take the Swiss plates back with me.
The only unclear part for me now is whether I must get the export plates or not in this case.
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Re: Sharing experience on car export to EU

Hi, I can not say I'm an expert, but assume you need to have a contract between you and buyer in both language of the countries - check the form on the net. You need to go to request an export plate (always valid till the end of same calendar month only about 180 CHF) Go to border, request an exit paper when you cross it and you need to do the export in the near customs place. You need to go to a spedition: usually they do not do for private people but we made it for 100eur at Focus (export/import customs declaration) , in Germany Waldshut.
Your buyer need to have the European EORI number (make sure it is published for EU).
With the contract and papers you need to go to CH customs (here it was in the same building) and they do the export, than you go to German customs: they checked the KM and VIN number of the car, than we had to pay duties (made in USA) and 19% VAT + about 6 eur admin fee. Took 1 hour in total.

Than the car is in EU, depends on regulations I have to wait 30 days for Interpol trace, than can do the technical inspection, paying local taxes and get the plate number and enjoy the car.
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Also is it a problem if the car in EU country is being registered for another person? This would create a situation when the same car is registered in two countries for different people - is it allowed?.
In whose name it is registered is less the problem, than that it is plated. I assume you will have to surrender the Swiss gray card if you intend to register it abroad. But if you no longer have the Swiss gray card you cannot unregister car, get the gray card canceled back in Switzerland.

Here an idea how you could do it: Drive to the other country, do all needed formalities at the border. Send the gray card back to Switzerland, have someone at home go to the StVA/SAN to get it canceled and send the canceled card back to where the car is. You have 14 days from the day the gray card got canceled to return the plates or use them on a new car.
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I do understand if the car is imported for the first time in EU, but in case of relocation, shouldn’t there be double treaties between countries?
For relocation there are only unilateral regulations which allow duty and tax free import. The goods normally had to be in use for a certain time abroad to qualify for tax and duty free import. In addition they might only be used for personal, non-commercial use and might not be sold within the first year after the move. For complete details ask the customs authorities of the customs area or country you intend to move to.

Example information:
Austria https://www.bmf.gv.at/zoll/uebersied...-eu-staat.html
Australia http://www.agriculture.gov.au/travel...ng-immigrating
Netherlands https://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/w...want_to_import
Switzerland https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...-effects-.html
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Could you clarify how the registration process looks in EU country if the car is still on the original Swiss plates (not export plates).
If I understand correctly the car would be still registered in Switzerland at the same moment when you register it in EU country - is it a problem?
Also is it a problem if the car in EU country is being registered for another person? This would create a situation when the same car is registered in two countries for different people - is it allowed?

I'm asking since I want to gift my current Swiss car to my parent in EU country, I would like to drive it myself to the final destination, handle export/import on the border, then let my parent register it for themselves, get EU plates, take the Swiss plates back with me.
The only unclear part for me now is whether I must get the export plates or not in this case.
A reminder to everybody that EU residents are not allowed to drive cars with non-EU plates in the EU territory.

So when you take your Swiss car to Spain, a Spanish resident can't drive it until it has Spanish plates.(unless you are in the car with them)

Also, in most EU countries (I'm not sure if in all) even if you give the car as a gift you have to pay import taxes on the higher of: the sell value (as in the selling contract) OR the value that your tax office determines for that car.

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In whose name it is registered is less the problem, than that it is plated. I assume you will have to surrender the Swiss gray card if you intend to register it abroad. But if you no longer have the Swiss gray card you cannot unregister car, get the gray card canceled back in Switzerland.
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EU and Switzerland inform each other on cross-border changes on vehicle registration. So in the computers of the traffic authorities the car will already be updated to the right status (valid or invalid in the country and the reason for it). This change should happen every time you change plates.
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EU and Switzerland inform each other on cross-border changes on vehicle registration. So in the computers of the traffic authorities the car will already be updated to the right status (valid or invalid in the country and the reason for it). This change should happen every time you change plates.
Considering that is not even possible inside Switzerland for a registartion change form one canton to another I say that, without further evidence from a trustable source such as www.europa.eu, www.admin.ch, www.ch.ch, or other official goverment outlet, the above is incorrect.
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