Can an importer/person import a vehicle (motor car, microbus, jeep, other vehicle including tractor) of 6 years old? What conditions are to be fulfilled to import old vehicles?
26/05/16 at 10:17 am
As per the conditions laid down in Part A under Annexure 1 of the Import Policy Order, 2015-2018, a motor car of any cylinder capacity (C.C.) or a microbus, minibus, jeep or any other vehicle or tractor belonging to HS Heading 87.01 to 87.04 will not be importable if it is more than five years old . This implies that vehicles will not be more than 5 years old in the case of shipment.
Such old vehicles will be importable only from the country of its origin (manufacture). In such case, a certificate containing age, model number and chassis number of the old car will have to be submitted to the Customs authority from Japan Auto Appraisal Institute (JAAI) in case of import of cars from Japan and from the recognized Automobile Association in case of import of old cars from other countries.
For determining date or age of the imported old car, the date or age will be calculated from the first day of the next year of manufacture of chassis. No old car or vehicle will be importable from a country which do not publish chassis book.
No car will be importable without seat belt. Wind shield glass and window glasses on both sides of driving seat must be transparent so that inside of the car is visible.
Old Taxicab will be importable only if it has an engine capacity of 1500 or more, and is less than 3 years old. In such case, other conditions laid down in Part A of Annexure 1 of the Import Policy Order will also have to be fulfilled.
Note: For more information, please contact the Ministry of Commerce.
[This is for informational purposes only. In case of contradiction of conflict with relevant Act/Rules, provisions mentioned
or referred to in the said Act/Rules shall prevail.]