Customs clearance of vehicles (vintage cars) in France or the Netherlands


Since we have received some inquiries regarding customs clearance in France and the Netherlands, we would like to draw your attention to the new regulation again.

Since July 1st, 2012, the Netherlands have reintroduced the old regulation for vehicles over the age of 30. This enables customs clearance again at reduced import duties of 0% customs and 6% import sales tax.

Of course, customs clearance in France is still possible. The import duties amount to 0% customs and 7% import sales tax. Since the costs for customs clearance in France are considerably more expensive than in the Netherlands, we recommend customs clearance for imports from the USA to the Netherlands!

Since vehicles only have to be cleared once in the EU when they are imported from third countries, the ultimate place of delivery for the vehicle is not important. The advantage here is that any higher input taxes in other EU countries are of no consequence for a US import and there is a considerable potential for savings.

Of course, we are always happy to answer any further questions by email or phone.

Your USCar Trader Team