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Importing Cars in India Rules and Regulations

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

India has massive market for imported luxury cars. There is great insists for new cars as well as used cars. The Exim Policy 2001 lifted quantitative limitations on the import of used cars.

The import of cars shall be subject to the following guidelines of the Government of India:

1. (I) A new imported vehicle shall mean a vehicle that: –

(a) has not been assembled/manufactured in India; &

(b) has not been sell, leased or loaned prior to importation into India; or

(c) has not been register for use in any country according to the laws of that country, previous to importation into India.

(II) The import of new vehicles shall be subject to the following circumstances:

(a) The new vehicle shall-

(i) have a speedometer representing the speed in km / h;

(ii) have right hand steering, and controls;

(iii) have photometry of the headlamps to suit “keep-left” traffic; and

(iv) be imported from the country of manufacture.

(b) In addition, the new vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made there under, as applicable, on the date of import.

(c) The import of new vehicles shall be permitted only through the Customs port at Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.

2. (I) A second-hand or used vehicle shall mean a vehicle that :-

(a) has been sold, leased or loaned prior to importation into India; or

(b) has been registered for use in any country according to the laws of that country, prior to importation into India;

(II). The import of second-hand or used vehicles shall be subject to the following conditions:-

(a) The second-hand or used vehicle shall not be older than three years from the date of assemble;

(b) The second-hand or used vehicle shall:

(i) have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles other than two and three wheelers);

(ii) have a speedometer indicating the speed km / h; and

(iii) have photometry of the headlamps to suit “keep left” traffic.

(c) In addition, the used vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and the rules made there under, as applicable, on the date of import.

(d) Import of used vehicles shall be permitted only through the customs port at Mumbai.

(e) The used vehicles imported into India should have a least roadworthiness for a period of 5 years from the date of importation into India with pledge for providing service facilities within the country through the five year period. For this purpose, the importer shall, at the time of importation, submit a declaration indicating the period of roadworthiness in reverence of every individual vehicle being imported, supported by a certificate subjected by any of the testing agencies, which the Central Government may inform in this regard.

(f) The vehicle has to be submitted for testing to Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, Ahmednagar, of the Ministry of Defence or the Automotive Research Association of India, Pune or the Central Farm and Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni, Madhya Pradesh, and such other groups as may be specified by the Central Government, for yielding a certificate by that agency as to the compliance of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and any rules made there under.

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