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Importing my car from US

Hello everyone,
I'm currently living in Ukraine and thinking to bring my car from The US to Ukraine soon and i need some information.

I have read a lot of different things online but not sure what to believe anymore! I have ran into a dead end asking the locals here as no one knows ANYTHING either :)

Well, i have a 2007 Toyota Camry, are there any restrictions on importing a car that old? "8 years old"
Another question; What are the alternatives if i do not pay customs/Duty? For example, if i go across the border once every 3 months...(Customs/taxes, etc, are outrageous here!!!)

If someone has any knowledge and willing to share i would really appreciate it!
I'm well aware this post may take a while for someone to answer but i'm patient :)

                                    Thanks in advance!

My wife is from UkraIne so Ive spent alot of time there. I dont know why you would want to bring your car from usa. Ive heard they charge huge taxes to bring in a car,but the public transportation is so good you dont even need a car. However the cars in Ukraine and Europe in general get such good gas milage. The cars in Europe are far better than US cars. Take the Ford focus for example. The European version gets 50 mpg plus. Chevy also has a little car there that get 50 or 60 mpg. The Audi A2,not available in usa has 3 different models that get 50,60 or 80 mpg. Cars in America suck! They arent worth bringing over.

hello essel from what i read and customs brokers i talk to is that once you have prc you can bring 1 auto into ukraine custom tax free, and reduced custom taxes on personal items

hi
i think the car here is very cheap , so maybe you have to buy a car from here ,

You will be better off buying a car here.

Esselchik :

Well, i have a 2007 Toyota Camry, are there any restrictions on importing a car that old? "8 years old"
Another question; What are the alternatives if i do not pay customs/Duty? For example, if i go across the border once every 3 months...(Customs/taxes, etc, are outrageous here!!!)

Hi,
    i dont think there will be a problem importing a 2007 camry, but as others have mentioned,i guess its cheaper and less hassle  to buy locally then paying for the customs and going to the border every year.If you are bringing in an exotic car or something  then its a different thing.

One more thing to add.If you still insist on not having ukrainian licence plate .Lots of cars here from EU and have euro plate,and as i hear its much cheaper to get cars from neighbouring countries(Lithuania,Poland etc) but again for these cars ,you have to go to the border.

If you are going to drive any distance in Ukraine then don't bother to bring a Camry you need something with a heavy suspension like a four wheel drive. I had a BMW Combi brought in for my use. It cost me a fortune in taxes to get it into the country and licensed. I had the car put in my girlfriend's name which was a mistake to start with. That car is on it's third suspension in five years. Regular cars were not built for most Ukraine roads. Sure, if you're going to drive around town then buy a little piece of junk that gets good mileage. If you are going to do that then buy one inside the country to keep from getting a heart attack.

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