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Philippines Car Import Export

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Information about Philippines

Thailand  largest new and used car 4WD vigo triton exporter to PhilippinesThe Republic of the Philippines consists of an archipelago of 7,107 islands situated SE of mainland Asia and separated from it by the South China Sea. The total land area is approximately 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq mi), 67% of which is contained within the two largest islands: Luzon, 108,171 sq km (41,765 sq mi) and Mindanao, 99,078 sq km (38,9254 sq mi). Other large islands include Samar, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Mindoro, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, and Masbate. Comparatively, the area occupied by the Philippines is slightly larger than the state of Arizona. The Philippines' length is 1,851 km (1,150 mi) SSE-NNW, and its width is 1,062 km (660 mi) ENE-WSW. Philippines is the 46th largest economy in the world, with an estimated 2010 gross domestic product (nominal) of $189 billion.

People of Philippines like their cars

The Philippines is a Left Hand Drive country and only LHD vehicles may be iported in. Folks in Philippines like their cars, 4WD pick-up trucks, 4WD SUVs. They want them to be of highest quality but are always on the look out for on sale vehicles as Philippines Cars For Sale and Philippines 4WD Pick-up trucks for sale and Philippines SUV for sale. Most Pinoy will buy in the local market as they can touch and feel the vehicle and have it right away if they like a particular car or pickup. Many dealers in Philippines offer cars, luxury cars, pick-up truck or SUVs on sale so there is always a car to be found in a person’s budget.

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Which vehicles you can import into the Philippines

Which vehicles are eligible to be imported in to Philippines?

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  • Only left-hand drive vehicles.

  • Vehicles that match Philippine safety and emission standards.

  • All motor vehicles must have an Import Authority Permit issued by the Philippine Bureau of Import Service before the vehicle is shipped.

  • Owner must have lived abroad for at least one year and car must have been registered in his name at least six months if the car is more than three years old, vehicles more than three years old should be registered under shippers name at least one year prior to application of the Import Permit.

  • All vehicles subject to taxes and duties.

  • Gasoline-fueled cars limited to 2,800 cc not over 1,500 kgs.

  • Automobile must arrive within 60 days of customer's arrival.

  • Destination Agent must be contacted prior to shipping any vehicles.

  • Only one vehicle allowed per family.

Who can import Vehicles into the Philippines

Anyone can import vehicles that have never been registered (brand-new). The importation of used vehicles is banned for everyone except:

  • A returning Filipino or a former Filipino citizen who has stayed abroad for more than a year. -or-
  • An immigrant to the Philippines (shall be at least a holder of a 13G Visa duly issued by the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation).
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Car Import Duty in the Philippines

How much it will cost to import a car into the Philippines

For both new and used vehicles being imported:

  • Customs Duty: 40%
  • VAT: 10%
  • Ad Valorem Tax: 15% to 100% depending on Engine Displacement (Size)
  • Arrastre Fees (charged by private companies)
  • Wharfage (Storage) Fees to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

Rates are based on a vehicle's book value, not how much you paid for it.