We take care of the customs clearance and the entire import process for you, including the clearance of household effects. 


If you want to import a vehicle from a non-EU country, you should note: The customs declaration must be made at the first customs office in the EU where the vehicle arrives by land, sea or air. Here we take care of all of the customs clearance for you.

You have to pay the following costs: The import duty, calculated on the value of the vehicle at the time of import (usually the purchase price) plus packaging and freight costs, and the import sales tax, calculated on the purchase price plus packaging and freight costs plus import duty. 

As proof that the import process has been completed, a so-called customs clearance certificate (ZUB) and the tax assessment will be issued by the customs office. You will absolutely need the ZUB for the later registration of your vehicle.

Under certain conditions, vintage cars are defined as collection items when they are imported into the EU. That means: no customs duties and a reduced import tax rate of seven percent. 

Requirements for classification as a classic car: 

- The vehicle must be in its original condition, without any major changes or modifications

- It must be at least 30 years old

The decision as to whether a vehicle is actually classified as a vintage vehicle is ultimately made by the responsible main customs office. 

Relocation goods:

In the event of a move from a third country to a member state of the European Union, European customs law provides, under certain conditions, the exemption of import duties for goods that are commonly referred to as removal goods (Art. 3 ff. Customs exemption regulation).

Prerequisite for importing a vehicle to Germany duty-free and tax-free:

  • You can prove that you have lived abroad for at least 1 year
  • The vehicle must be proven to have been registered on you for at least 6 months

The duty and tax-free import is entirely at the discretion of the customs authorities.