Importing a car into Singapore

import cars

Pros

-Wide range of models available
– Savings up to S$ 20,000
-Shorter delivery times
-Car must pass a mechanical inspection
-Car may not be suitable for tropical climate

Cons

-Car must be a right hand drive vehicle
-Car must use unleaded petrol
-Car must use CFC-free air conditioners
-Car must pass a mechanical inspection
-Car must not be older than 3 years
-Car may not be suitable for tropical climate
-Workshops may not stock spare parts
-Workshops of distributors may not repair car

Checklist for Car Import
1)Check technical and safety requirements for Singapore
2)De-register your car at home country
3)Get Cargo-Clearance permit
4)Assess OMV (Open Market Value)
5)Pay Custom Duty
6)Have car inspected at authorized centers
7)Bid for COE (Certificate of Entitlement)
8)Register car with LTA (Land Transport Authority)

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