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Importing A Pick-Up From The Uk?


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I am looking at possibly importing a pickup from the UK. The most likely is an L200, there are loads of them here, or a Hilux or Nissan Navara. I notice Navaras arent that popular in Sri Lanka and maybe the Hilux is more popular then the L200.

So anyway I can get a 6 year old L200 for about £5000 ($7000)

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/search/used/cars/mitsubishi/l200/postcode/sw62bt/radius/1501/maximum-age/up_to_7_years_old/price-from/5000/price-to/6000/maximum-mileage/up_to_80000_miles/sort/priceasc

I believe shipping is about £1k

So assume a total delivery cost of £6000.

Can anyone confirm that the follwing tax is payable? I can either import it myself (british citizen), my wife (sri lankan national) or donate it to her father, or import it to her business in Sri Lanka, would the person importing it affect the tax rate?

http://www.customs.gov.lk/tariff/chapter872011.pdf (As an aside I wondered if the LTTE ever paid tax on this code: 87.10 8710.00)

The L200 is a 2.5l diesel:

8703.32.80

'Motor cars including station wagons and racing cars of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,000 cc,

more than three and half years old'

Taxes:

GT)27% 30% U 12% 5% 2% 124% or Rs. 375,000/= per unit

So total taxes would be 200% on 30% of the Sri Lankan new dealer price. However is that the unregistered Sri Lankan price?

http://www.customs.gov.lk/news/Depreciationmv.pdf

These guys are selling a new car for 3.9mLKR

http://www.unitedmotors.lk/products/mitsubishi/l2004wd.php

Is this right, you can buy a new one for 3.9mLKR, or import a 6 year old one from the UK for 3.25mLKR?

If not then the 30% depreciated value x 200% tax is assessed on the unregistered price in Sri Lanka.

Thanks

Rob

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Hi

I am looking at possibly importing a pickup from the UK. The most likely is an L200, there are loads of them here, or a Hilux or Nissan Navara. I notice Navaras arent that popular in Sri Lanka and maybe the Hilux is more popular then the L200.

So anyway I can get a 6 year old L200 for about £5000 ($7000)

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/search/used/cars/mitsubishi/l200/postcode/sw62bt/radius/1501/maximum-age/up_to_7_years_old/price-from/5000/price-to/6000/maximum-mileage/up_to_80000_miles/sort/priceasc

I believe shipping is about £1k

So assume a total delivery cost of £6000.

Can anyone confirm that the follwing tax is payable? I can either import it myself (british citizen), my wife (sri lankan national) or donate it to her father, or import it to her business in Sri Lanka, would the person importing it affect the tax rate?

http://www.customs.gov.lk/tariff/chapter872011.pdf (As an aside I wondered if the LTTE ever paid tax on this code: 87.10 8710.00)

The L200 is a 2.5l diesel:

8703.32.80

'Motor cars including station wagons and racing cars of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,000 cc,

more than three and half years old'

Taxes:

GT)27% 30% U 12% 5% 2% 124% or Rs. 375,000/= per unit

So total taxes would be 200% on 30% of the Sri Lankan new dealer price. However is that the unregistered Sri Lankan price?

http://www.customs.gov.lk/news/Depreciationmv.pdf

These guys are selling a new car for 3.9mLKR

http://www.unitedmotors.lk/products/mitsubishi/l2004wd.php

Is this right, you can buy a new one for 3.9mLKR, or import a 6 year old one from the UK for 3.25mLKR?

If not then the 30% depreciated value x 200% tax is assessed on the unregistered price in Sri Lanka.

Thanks

Rob

I just had a bit of a superficial look at the calculation. Have some comments based on that.

1. Do the 1000 pounds include insurance too?

2. The tax tables you have attached are applicable for regular imports. If the gift permit scheme is still in effect, you will have a different tax structure. To gift a vehicle to a relative in Sri Lanka, you need to get a permit from the Export Import Controls department. The permit fee varies with the age of the vehicle. That could be about 7%-10% of the CIF value. Please search the forum for "gift permit" or "blue permit" to get the links.

3. Depreciation and taxes are calculated based on CIF and not the new car price of the agent. Details of the CIF value is obtained from the agent.

If you are a BOI approved company, you may have special tax benefits. Otherwise it doesnt matter if your wife imports or donates it.

PS. Between a Navara, L200 and Hilux; personally I prefer Navara anytime. It's a bloody good ride compared to the other two.

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hey guys!!

actually which one out of the three pick up truck is best??

Navara? Hilux? L200?

and do all of them have a Diesel Turbo??

and where are they made???

cheerz!! :)

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so you think if you can get a gift certificate then you only pay a small amountof taxes? the £1000 i guess would include insurance.

regarding the cars the navarais sig bigger in the cab and load space, also can tow more. but they have a bad rep for the electronics suddenly dieing. hilux is a good inbetween but its priced expensively here. the l200 is smaller, but a good size for small businesses, farmers, etc and is much more popular.

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