Importing my car how it works?

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    Importing my car how it works?

    Ok I don't want any replies telling me it's a bad idea and expensive etc I just want to hear from people who have done this! I know about the tax % but what I need to know is how does it all happen, the car is deliverd to the dock but who registers it and does the checks for emmision etc? Is there anybody out there who can tell me more about the process after the car arrives in HK?

    Thanks very much

    Daniel Tse


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    wholy crap, i was just checking out the tax for cars and if for example a car is worth 1M then according to the tax rate, you will need to pay 820000 in tax. WTF. so the car will cost 1.82 M. Bloody Outrageous.

    is my maths screwed up or is the HK govt ripping us off.

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    Oops .. you just broke the rules and made an editorial comment on importing cars into HK.


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    what rule did i break?, i was just trying to help the OP out by finding him some info, then realised how bad the tax was.

    thank god i stick with 2nd hand cars.


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    I don't want any replies telling me it's a bad idea and expensive etc
    The original poster's rules.

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    Ah so sorry brain not working while working in China,

    I didnt say it was a bad idea, he already said that he knows the tax rate. i just made a comment that the govt was ripping us off. They sure know how to tax the hell out of luxury stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wtbhotia:
    so the car will cost 1.82 M. Bloody Outrageous.

    is my maths screwed up or is the HK govt ripping us off.
    I think your maths is right, and personally I would be perfectly happy if the tax were twice that much if that would get the number of vehicles on the road down and hence let me see the hills of Kowloon clearly again.

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    Ive just received a very helpful PM regarding the situation and I must say it does seem very hard work and expensive I just needed to know the facts, thanks to everyone, BTW I wasn't trying to be obnoxious with my comment I just didn't want only messages telling me I was mad!! lol

    Thanks again, Daniel


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    Looking at the Gov publication you could also claim it was a taxi !

    Please refer to last Sundays edition of Top Gear UK to where that idea comes from.


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