Importing from GB into Northern Ireland

leek9

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Does anyone know what the current situation is regarding importing a car from GB?

I'm hearing mixed information from various sources about VAT and such.
 

Eager

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Getting curious myself. As maybe going to import from Japan via a mainland company who will register it. Or I wonder is it just business as usual fly over drive it back from the middle man
 

leek9

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Getting curious myself. As maybe going to import from Japan via a mainland company who will register it. Or I wonder is it just business as usual fly over drive it back from the middle man

Good point, you should be able to swerve the 10% EU duty on import.

Surely if you buy it over there, and drive home your own personal car.....there cannot be a problem ?

That is how i understand it, but for selling to ROI there is confusion over whether that same car is liable for VAT when being imported.

There is also something about NI dealers being affected, was already covered here under a different thread, but I didn't quite understand it.
 

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Getting curious myself. As maybe going to import from Japan via a mainland company who will register it. Or I wonder is it just business as usual fly over drive it back from the middle man
I started this process just before Christmas, so hopefully as you say its a matter of fly over, drive back.... haven't been informed otherwise by the import company.
 

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Son bought car of dealer in UK last Thursday 21st.
They done change of owner online and he got instant notification of change so transferred insurance.
Arranged transport for ASAP.
Dealer informed that car was collected on Wednesday 27th and v5 arrived same day so taxed car same day in post office.
Car arrived Thursday 28th.
I asked driver was there any hassle at either port and he said no.

So that's our real time experience of getting a car fro uk to ni.
 

a220dms

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Just brought a car over from London on Wednesday. Flew over, ferry home. No issues.
 

Dave.S

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A mate bought a Sprinter in England and was booked to return home via Wales, when he went for the boat Stena told him he needed a neg test for covid. He told them this wasn’t on their website but they said tough sh1t.
He had to get the Liverpool boat and all the cabins were booked. Very unpleasant.
 

a220dms

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A mate bought a Sprinter in England and was booked to return home via Wales, when he went for the boat Stena told him he needed a neg test for covid. He told them this wasn’t on their website but they said tough sh1t.
He had to get the Liverpool boat and all the cabins were booked. Very unpleasant.

Was it an Irish requirement perhaps? Things sound very draconian down there. No such issues on the Liverpool to Belfast service - didn’t get a cabin myself but the stena plus lounge was grand.
 

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A mate bought a Sprinter in England and was booked to return home via Wales, when he went for the boat Stena told him he needed a neg test for covid. He told them this wasn’t on their website but they said tough sh1t.
He had to get the Liverpool boat and all the cabins were booked. Very unpleasant.
That's because he was arriving in the South.
Was it an Irish requirement perhaps? Things sound very draconian down there. No such issues on the Liverpool to Belfast service - didn’t get a cabin myself but the stena plus lounge was grand.
Yes, you need a neg test to land in the south
 
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