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Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service to and from Hong Kong, serving the Port of Hong Kong with fast transit times.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Car Shipping Made Simple

With Car Shipping Made Simple, you can export your vehicle from the UK to Hong Kong simply and safely. We provide weekly departures with direct connections from the UK, ensure fast transit times and your vehicle’s secure arrival at its destination.

 

We provide a service tailored to your needs, whatever your vehicle’s requirements, from cars to caravans, we’ve got it covered. You choose the departure time and have peace of mind that we have no hidden fees.

 

Bring your vehicle to our depot, or we can pick up your vehicle straight from your front door.

 

Our dedicated and highly skilled vehicle personnel will load your vehicle into a safe and secure container. They will also carry out a vehicle inspection report, deal with paperwork and assist with country regulations.

 

Using the quickest route possible, your vehicle will be shipped to Hong Kong, where our overseas agents will carry out customs formalities ready for your vehicle to be collected or delivered to you.

Shipping to Hong Kong

Shipping to Hong Kong requires:

 

  • Application for Environmental Protection Approval through Emission Approval – but you may be exempt from claiming emission approval.
  • You do not need to pay customs, but you need to lodge with the Customs and Excise Department with a declaration
  • Pass a vehicle examination to ensure it meets the applicable requirements for registration.
  • Present the required documentation throughout the process.

 

For a comprehensive look at these shipping requirements and protocol, read our guide using the navigation to your left.

 

The information below explains the procedures which an individual needs to follow for importation and registration of motor vehicles and motorcycles in Hong Kong.

Environmental Protection Approval

You must receive approval from the Environmental Protection Department before you can ship your vehicle.

 

Your application should be sent to the Environmental Protection Department for approval with all of the requested supporting documents. Proof of compliance can include documents that have been issued by an approved laboratory test or the emission testing report. Any questions regarding this part of the process can be sent to the different departments that deal with exhaust emissions, noise emissions, or other.

 

All motor vehicles and motorcycles seeking first registration in Hong Kong must comply with the requirements of the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards)(Emission) Regulations (Cap. 311J) and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation (Cap. 400I). The above Regulations can be found from the following web-sites:

 

http://www.legislation.gov.hk/eng/home.htm

 

Application for Emission Approval

 

Applicants should complete the “Application for Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emissions Compliance” form in either Annex 1(a) or 1(b) and the “Noise Emission Certificate General Approval (NECGA) Form” in Annex 2 and submit to the Environmental Protection Department for approval together with all original supporting documents.

 

Application for Exemption from Emissions Requirements with Compliance with Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emission Standards

 

The following classes of vehicles need to show compliance with the emission standards in the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation and No Exemption will be granted:

 

  • All diesel vehicles
  • All commercial vehicles

 

Apart from the vehicles stated above, Environmental Protection Department will consider granting emissions exemption to petrol private cars, motorcycles and motor tricycles that are imported for personal use in Hong Kong and meet the following criteria, provided that the applicant had not been granted similar exemption in the previous five years.

 

New vehicles used for less than six months must by design comply with the prevailing emission standards of the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation when new and be manufactured.

 

Used vehicles must be owned by the applicant for more than 6 months in a region outside Hong Kong where he has normally resided prior to the application. Vehicle registered in the name of a company will not be exempted even though the company is wholly owned by the applicant.

 

Classic vehicles must be manufactured at least twenty (20) years before the date of application and the engine must be the original engines and powered by petrol only. In case of engine replacement, the vehicle must show emission compliance and no exemption would be granted.

 

Applicants should complete the “Noise Emission Certificate General Approval -2- (NECGA) Form” in Annex 2 and the “Application for Exemption from Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emissions Requirements” form in Annex 3 and submit to the Environmental Protection Department for approval together with all original supporting documents.

 

Important

 

Applicant should note that the exemption is granted or otherwise is at the discretion of the Director of Environmental Protection and she may impose additional requirements that she thinks necessary in the public interest. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit adequate documents to demonstrate that the concerned vehicle has fulfilled the exemption requirements. EPD may request for more information from the applicant in order to consider the application for exemption from emissions requirements.

 

Applicant should bear in mind that if his/her application for exemption is not approved, the vehicle must show emissions compliance before it can be registered in Hong Kong. Therefore, applicants are advised to obtain approval/exemption from the Environmental Protection Department before shipping their vehicles into Hong Kong. Any loss incurred as a result of the application being declined will be totally at applicant’s own risk.

 

EPD will not entertain any request for priority processing unless a strong reason to support the request is provided by the applicant and accepted by EPD. Applicants need to be aware that the following are not acceptable as reasons for requesting early issuance of approval letters:

 

(1) the vehicle has to be registered ahead of normal schedule due to customer’s request; or (2) the applicant has scheduled the vehicle examination before the issuance of approval letter.

Documents for Emissions Approval

The following documents are acceptable to the Environmental Protection Department as proof of emission compliance:

 

  • Certificate of Conformity (COC) issued to the vehicle by its vehicle manufacturer (for vehicles manufactured within one year from the date of application).
  • Exhaust emission test report issued within 6 months by one of the recognised vehicle emission testing laboratories in Annex 4 and noise compliance report (please refer to Section II, Part B of the NECGA Form for details).
  • Any other documents which can prove emission compliance to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Department.

 

Documents for Compliance with Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emission Standards for Exemption from Emissions Requirements

 

New Vehicles

 

Within one year from the date of application and the total mileage traveled being not more than 5,000 km while in other countries/regions, the applicant must submit the following supporting documents:

 

  • Copy of purchase invoice and bill of lading showing that the period is not more than six (6) months.
  • Documents showing the vehicle complied with the prevailing standards of the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation when new.
  • Copy of Vehicle Identification Certificate issued by the vehicle manufacturer showing the manufacture date was not more than one year from the date of application.
  • Self-declaration of the odometer reading of not more than 5,000 km traveled (subject to verification, if necessary).

 

Used Vehicles

 

Applicants must submit the following supporting documents:

 

  • Copy of Vehicle Registration Document showing that the applicant has owned the vehicle in a region outside Hong Kong for more than six (6) months.
  • Copy of the applicant’s full driving licence issued by the region from which the vehicle is imported with the date of issuance highlighted or equivalent document which is recognized in the region.
  • Proof of residence for more than six (6) months in the region from which the vehicle is imported. Utility bills such as water, electricity, gas, telephone bills or bank statements, etc. with the name and address of the applicant for at least six (6) months with continuity are acceptable.
  • Documents showing reasons of bringing the vehicle into Hong Kong (such as taking up permanent residence in Hong Kong, employment/study visa valid for at least 6 months from the date of application, etc.).

 

Any other documents which can support the application.

 

Classic Vehicles

 

Applicant must submit the following supporting documents:

 

  • Copy of Vehicle Registration Document showing the date of manufacture or first registration or any other document showing the same.
  • Documents showing that the vehicle is powered by petrol only.

 

Submission of Application Form

 

Submission of application form and enquiries on the emission standards and requirements of the above Regulations can be made at the following office:

 

Mobile Source Group

Environmental Protection Department 34/F, Revenue Tower

5 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

E-mail Address enquiry@epd.gov.hk

 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Telephone

(852) 2877 0448 (Exhaust Emission) (852) 2411 9665 (Noise Emission)

Facsimile

(852) 2824 9361

Vehicle Examination

Before importing a vehicle, you are reminded to ensure that it meets the applicable requirements for registration in Hong Kong, and that documentary evidence is available to demonstrate compliance where applicable.

 

Upon the arrival of your imported vehicle in Hong Kong, you should approach the following Vehicle Examination Centre to arrange for the vehicle examination. You are required to bring along with the approval letter issued by the Environmental Protection Department to show that your car has complied with the vehicle exhaust emission and noise emission standards and pay the appropriate fee for vehicle examination.

 

If you are eligible for the exemption from compliance with the vehicle emission standard, you should bring along with the approval letter of exemption issued by the Environmental Protection Department for making the appointment of vehicle examination at the Examination Centre. All imported used cars, including new cars imported for personal use, should undergo emission test during vehicle examination, if necessary. Your car will be issued with a Certificate of Roadworthiness by the Examination Centre if it can pass the vehicle examination.

 

Vehicles presented for vehicle examination (pre-registration examination) need to comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 374 and its subsidiary legislation and should be maintained in good and serviceable condition. In particular,

 

  • The vehicle construction shall comply with the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulation, Cap. 374A.
  • The seat belts and seat belt anchorage points shall comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic (Safety Equipment) Regulations, Cap. 374F. All seat belts shall be permanently marked with a specification number, mark or symbol indicating compliance with the standards listed in the legislation.
  • The windscreen and panes on the vehicle shall be of safety glass complying with the standards specified in Cap. 374H. In addition, all vehicle glass shall be of such transparency that it does not obscure the view of the interior of the motor vehicle.

 

Vehicle Examination

 

For electric vehicle models and plug-in hybrid vehicle models, submission of further information from the manufacturer is required to ascertain their safe use in Hong Kong.

 

You are highly recommended to visit the following website for checking any requirements that may be applicable to your imported vehicle:-http://www.td.gov.hk/en/public_services/vehicle_examination/vehicle_examination/index.html

Customs Duty

Vehicles imported into Hong Kong are not subject to any customs tax, but in general, an importer is required to lodge with the Customs and Excise Department an accurate and complete declaration within 14 days of importation.

The import declaration can be lodged in the following ways:

 

(a) For importer already registered with one of the three service providers appointed by the Government, he can lodge import declaration to the Government directly from his personal computer.

 

(b) For occasional importer and individual, they can lodge import declarations at the service centers set up by the service providers and their partners to convert paper declarations for electronic transmission.

 

For further information about the electronic lodgement service, or to register for using the service, please call (in alphabetical order) Brio Electronic Commerce Ltd. at 2111 1288, Global e-Trading Services Ltd. at 8201 0082, or Tradelink Electronic Commerce Ltd. at 2599 1700.

 

Importer should also comply with the provisions under the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Chapter 330, by filing an Import Return (CED336) in respect of the imported vehicle to the following address:-

 

Motor Vehicles Valuation Group Customs and Excise Department 3/F,

Custom Headquarters Building,

222 Java Road,

North Point, Hong Kong

Telephone 3759 2556

 

For a motor vehicle to be imported for personal use by the importer, the Import Return should be enclosed with a declaration (CED336A). The CED336 or/and CED336A should be submitted within 30 days of the importation of the motor vehicle.

 

Submission of CED336 and CED336A can also be made via the Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System of Customs and Excise Department by clicking here.

 

The provisional taxable value of a motor vehicle will be assessed by adding up the purchase price, insurance and freight charges, brokerage/agency fees and repair charges related to the purchase and importation of the motor vehicle as declared by the importer. Where the declared value is considered not reflecting the market value of the vehicle, Customs and Excise Department may determine other value as taxable value having regard to, but not limited to:

 

  • the age of the motor vehicle; and
  • the retail price in the place of origin, including the cost of all materials and work necessary to put the vehicle into the state to meet first registration requirements.

 

When the declared value is considered to reflect market value of the vehicle and the vehicle was registered in the name of the applicant in a place outside Hong Kong before its importation into Hong Kong, depreciation for the vehicle may be allowed, provided that valid documentary proof like overseas registration / certificate is produced*. Its calculation is based upon the period from the date of its registration in a place outside Hong Kong to the date of its importation into HKSAR:

 

  • for petrol-driven vehicles: 25% per annum
  • for non-petrol driven vehicles: 20% per annum

 

After the assessment of provisional taxable value, an applicant will be issued with a “Notification of Provisional Taxable Value” for production to the Transport Department for calculation and collection of the first registration tax.

 

*As verification of the document with overseas issuing authority may be required, processing time of an application with depreciation of taxable value of the vehicle claimed will be longer.

 

This information is meant as a guide only and is not definitive. As destination regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly urge you to obtain updated information from:

 

Customs and Excise Department

Department of Transport

How much does it cost to ship a car to Hong Kong?

Vehicle Type

To

Ocean Freight starting from

Car

Hong Kong

£345.00

SUV/4 x 4

Hong Kong

£425.00


 

Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local destination fees, duties or taxes. 

 

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Shipping from Hong Kong to the UK

Import Car from Hong Kong to UK. Car Shipping Made Simple provide weekly departures from Hong Kong directly to the UK.

 

  1. Prior to shipping your car, it will need to be de registered in Hong Kong – our agents are on hand to help you with any aspect of the shipping process.
  2. You choose the departure times that are best for you. Whatever your vehicle’s requirements, from cars to SUVs, we provide a service tailored to you.
  3. Simply deliver your vehicle to our terminal depot in Hong Kong and our committed and highly skilled vehicle professionals will load your vehicle into a safe and secure container. We will also assist with country regulations, customs, carry out a vehicle inspection report and take care of any paperwork.
  4. Your vehicle will be transported via the fastest route to the UK, where it can be collected from one of our convenient terminal depots. We can also deliver it directly to your front door.

 

With our no hidden fees policy and professional shipping agents, shipping couldn’t be simpler!

 

You can also choose your departure times and use our tracking service to follow your vehicle on its journey. So get an instant quote today to ship your vehicle with a safe, reliable and trusted service.

 

Click here for a full UK Car Import Guide.

How much does it cost to ship a car from Hong Kong to the U.K?

 

Vehicle Type

From

Ocean Freight starting from

Car

Hong Kong

£715.00

SUV/4 x 4

Hong Kong

£813.00

 


 

Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local duties or taxes. They also exclude local handling and clearance fee’s in the U.K.

 

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Importing Back to the UK?

 

Find out all you need to know about importing your vehicle to the UK

Hong Kong

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service to and from Hong Kong, serving the Port of Hong Kong with fast transit times.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Get an Instant Quote!

Hong Kong

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service to and from Hong Kong, serving the Port of Hong Kong with fast transit times.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Car Shipping Made Simple

With Car Shipping Made Simple, you can export your vehicle from the UK to Hong Kong simply and safely. We provide weekly departures with direct connections from the UK, ensure fast transit times and your vehicle’s secure arrival at its destination.

 

We provide a service tailored to your needs, whatever your vehicle’s requirements, from cars to caravans, we’ve got it covered. You choose the departure time and have peace of mind that we have no hidden fees.

 

Bring your vehicle to our depot, or we can pick up your vehicle straight from your front door.

 

Our dedicated and highly skilled vehicle personnel will load your vehicle into a safe and secure container. They will also carry out a vehicle inspection report, deal with paperwork and assist with country regulations.

 

Using the quickest route possible, your vehicle will be shipped to Hong Kong, where our overseas agents will carry out customs formalities ready for your vehicle to be collected or delivered to you.

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Shipping to Hong Kong

Shipping to Hong Kong requires:

 

  • Application for Environmental Protection Approval through Emission Approval – but you may be exempt from claiming emission approval.
  • You do not need to pay customs, but you need to lodge with the Customs and Excise Department with a declaration
  • Pass a vehicle examination to ensure it meets the applicable requirements for registration.
  • Present the required documentation throughout the process.

 

For a comprehensive look at these shipping requirements and protocol, read our guide using the navigation to your left.

 

The information below explains the procedures which an individual needs to follow for importation and registration of motor vehicles and motorcycles in Hong Kong.

Environmental Protection Approval

You must receive approval from the Environmental Protection Department before you can ship your vehicle.

 

Your application should be sent to the Environmental Protection Department for approval with all of the requested supporting documents. Proof of compliance can include documents that have been issued by an approved laboratory test or the emission testing report. Any questions regarding this part of the process can be sent to the different departments that deal with exhaust emissions, noise emissions, or other.

 

All motor vehicles and motorcycles seeking first registration in Hong Kong must comply with the requirements of the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards)(Emission) Regulations (Cap. 311J) and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation (Cap. 400I). The above Regulations can be found from the following web-sites:

 

http://www.legislation.gov.hk/eng/home.htm

 

Application for Emission Approval

 

Applicants should complete the “Application for Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emissions Compliance” form in either Annex 1(a) or 1(b) and the “Noise Emission Certificate General Approval (NECGA) Form” in Annex 2 and submit to the Environmental Protection Department for approval together with all original supporting documents.

 

Application for Exemption from Emissions Requirements with Compliance with Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emission Standards

 

The following classes of vehicles need to show compliance with the emission standards in the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation and No Exemption will be granted:

 

  • All diesel vehicles
  • All commercial vehicles

 

Apart from the vehicles stated above, Environmental Protection Department will consider granting emissions exemption to petrol private cars, motorcycles and motor tricycles that are imported for personal use in Hong Kong and meet the following criteria, provided that the applicant had not been granted similar exemption in the previous five years.

 

New vehicles used for less than six months must by design comply with the prevailing emission standards of the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation when new and be manufactured.

 

Used vehicles must be owned by the applicant for more than 6 months in a region outside Hong Kong where he has normally resided prior to the application. Vehicle registered in the name of a company will not be exempted even though the company is wholly owned by the applicant.

 

Classic vehicles must be manufactured at least twenty (20) years before the date of application and the engine must be the original engines and powered by petrol only. In case of engine replacement, the vehicle must show emission compliance and no exemption would be granted.

 

Applicants should complete the “Noise Emission Certificate General Approval -2- (NECGA) Form” in Annex 2 and the “Application for Exemption from Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emissions Requirements” form in Annex 3 and submit to the Environmental Protection Department for approval together with all original supporting documents.

 

Important

 

Applicant should note that the exemption is granted or otherwise is at the discretion of the Director of Environmental Protection and she may impose additional requirements that she thinks necessary in the public interest. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit adequate documents to demonstrate that the concerned vehicle has fulfilled the exemption requirements. EPD may request for more information from the applicant in order to consider the application for exemption from emissions requirements.

 

Applicant should bear in mind that if his/her application for exemption is not approved, the vehicle must show emissions compliance before it can be registered in Hong Kong. Therefore, applicants are advised to obtain approval/exemption from the Environmental Protection Department before shipping their vehicles into Hong Kong. Any loss incurred as a result of the application being declined will be totally at applicant’s own risk.

 

EPD will not entertain any request for priority processing unless a strong reason to support the request is provided by the applicant and accepted by EPD. Applicants need to be aware that the following are not acceptable as reasons for requesting early issuance of approval letters:

 

(1) the vehicle has to be registered ahead of normal schedule due to customer’s request; or (2) the applicant has scheduled the vehicle examination before the issuance of approval letter.

Documents for Emissions Approval

The following documents are acceptable to the Environmental Protection Department as proof of emission compliance:

 

  • Certificate of Conformity (COC) issued to the vehicle by its vehicle manufacturer (for vehicles manufactured within one year from the date of application).
  • Exhaust emission test report issued within 6 months by one of the recognised vehicle emission testing laboratories in Annex 4 and noise compliance report (please refer to Section II, Part B of the NECGA Form for details).
  • Any other documents which can prove emission compliance to the satisfaction of the Environmental Protection Department.

 

Documents for Compliance with Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emission Standards for Exemption from Emissions Requirements

 

New Vehicles

 

Within one year from the date of application and the total mileage traveled being not more than 5,000 km while in other countries/regions, the applicant must submit the following supporting documents:

 

  • Copy of purchase invoice and bill of lading showing that the period is not more than six (6) months.
  • Documents showing the vehicle complied with the prevailing standards of the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation when new.
  • Copy of Vehicle Identification Certificate issued by the vehicle manufacturer showing the manufacture date was not more than one year from the date of application.
  • Self-declaration of the odometer reading of not more than 5,000 km traveled (subject to verification, if necessary).

 

Used Vehicles

 

Applicants must submit the following supporting documents:

 

  • Copy of Vehicle Registration Document showing that the applicant has owned the vehicle in a region outside Hong Kong for more than six (6) months.
  • Copy of the applicant’s full driving licence issued by the region from which the vehicle is imported with the date of issuance highlighted or equivalent document which is recognized in the region.
  • Proof of residence for more than six (6) months in the region from which the vehicle is imported. Utility bills such as water, electricity, gas, telephone bills or bank statements, etc. with the name and address of the applicant for at least six (6) months with continuity are acceptable.
  • Documents showing reasons of bringing the vehicle into Hong Kong (such as taking up permanent residence in Hong Kong, employment/study visa valid for at least 6 months from the date of application, etc.).

 

Any other documents which can support the application.

 

Classic Vehicles

 

Applicant must submit the following supporting documents:

 

  • Copy of Vehicle Registration Document showing the date of manufacture or first registration or any other document showing the same.
  • Documents showing that the vehicle is powered by petrol only.

 

Submission of Application Form

 

Submission of application form and enquiries on the emission standards and requirements of the above Regulations can be made at the following office:

 

Mobile Source Group

Environmental Protection Department 34/F, Revenue Tower

5 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

E-mail Address enquiry@epd.gov.hk

 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Telephone

(852) 2877 0448 (Exhaust Emission) (852) 2411 9665 (Noise Emission)

Facsimile

(852) 2824 9361

Vehicle Examination

Before importing a vehicle, you are reminded to ensure that it meets the applicable requirements for registration in Hong Kong, and that documentary evidence is available to demonstrate compliance where applicable.

 

Upon the arrival of your imported vehicle in Hong Kong, you should approach the following Vehicle Examination Centre to arrange for the vehicle examination. You are required to bring along with the approval letter issued by the Environmental Protection Department to show that your car has complied with the vehicle exhaust emission and noise emission standards and pay the appropriate fee for vehicle examination.

 

If you are eligible for the exemption from compliance with the vehicle emission standard, you should bring along with the approval letter of exemption issued by the Environmental Protection Department for making the appointment of vehicle examination at the Examination Centre. All imported used cars, including new cars imported for personal use, should undergo emission test during vehicle examination, if necessary. Your car will be issued with a Certificate of Roadworthiness by the Examination Centre if it can pass the vehicle examination.

 

Vehicles presented for vehicle examination (pre-registration examination) need to comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 374 and its subsidiary legislation and should be maintained in good and serviceable condition. In particular,

 

  • The vehicle construction shall comply with the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulation, Cap. 374A.
  • The seat belts and seat belt anchorage points shall comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic (Safety Equipment) Regulations, Cap. 374F. All seat belts shall be permanently marked with a specification number, mark or symbol indicating compliance with the standards listed in the legislation.
  • The windscreen and panes on the vehicle shall be of safety glass complying with the standards specified in Cap. 374H. In addition, all vehicle glass shall be of such transparency that it does not obscure the view of the interior of the motor vehicle.

 

Vehicle Examination

 

For electric vehicle models and plug-in hybrid vehicle models, submission of further information from the manufacturer is required to ascertain their safe use in Hong Kong.

 

You are highly recommended to visit the following website for checking any requirements that may be applicable to your imported vehicle:-http://www.td.gov.hk/en/public_services/vehicle_examination/vehicle_examination/index.html

Customs Duty

Vehicles imported into Hong Kong are not subject to any customs tax, but in general, an importer is required to lodge with the Customs and Excise Department an accurate and complete declaration within 14 days of importation.

The import declaration can be lodged in the following ways:

 

(a) For importer already registered with one of the three service providers appointed by the Government, he can lodge import declaration to the Government directly from his personal computer.

 

(b) For occasional importer and individual, they can lodge import declarations at the service centres set up by the service providers and their partners to convert paper declarations for electronic transmission.

 

For further information about the electronic lodgement service, or to register for using the service, please call (in alphabetical order) Brio Electronic Commerce Ltd. at 2111 1288, Global e-Trading Services Ltd. at 8201 0082, or Tradelink Electronic Commerce Ltd. at 2599 1700.

 

Importer should also comply with the provisions under the Motor Vehicles (First Registration Tax) Ordinance, Chapter 330, by filing an Import Return (CED336) in respect of the imported vehicle to the following address:-

 

Motor Vehicles Valuation Group Customs and Excise Department 3/F,

Custom Headquarters Building,

222 Java Road,

North Point, Hong Kong

Telephone 3759 2556

 

For a motor vehicle to be imported for personal use by the importer, the Import Return should be enclosed with a declaration (CED336A). The CED336 or/and CED336A should be submitted within 30 days of the importation of the motor vehicle.

 

Submission of CED336 and CED336A can also be made via the Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System of Customs and Excise Department by clicking here.

 

The provisional taxable value of a motor vehicle will be assessed by adding up the purchase price, insurance and freight charges, brokerage/agency fees and repair charges related to the purchase and importation of the motor vehicle as declared by the importer. Where the declared value is considered not reflecting the market value of the vehicle, Customs and Excise Department may determine other value as taxable value having regard to, but not limited to:

 

  • the age of the motor vehicle; and
  • the retail price in the place of origin, including the cost of all materials and work necessary to put the vehicle into the state to meet first registration requirements.

 

When the declared value is considered to reflect market value of the vehicle and the vehicle was registered in the name of the applicant in a place outside Hong Kong before its importation into Hong Kong, depreciation for the vehicle may be allowed, provided that valid documentary proof like overseas registration / certificate is produced*. Its calculation is based upon the period from the date of its registration in a place outside Hong Kong to the date of its importation into HKSAR:

 

  • for petrol-driven vehicles: 25% per annum
  • for non-petrol driven vehicles: 20% per annum

 

After the assessment of provisional taxable value, an applicant will be issued with a “Notification of Provisional Taxable Value” for production to the Transport Department for calculation and collection of the first registration tax.

 

*As verification of the document with overseas issuing authority may be required, processing time of an application with depreciation of taxable value of the vehicle claimed will be longer.

 

This information is meant as a guide only and is not definitive. As destination regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly urge you to obtain updated information from:

 

Customs and Excise Department

Department of Transport

How much does it cost to ship a car to Hong Kong?

Vehicle Type

To

Ocean Freight starting from

Car

Hong Kong

£345.00

SUV/4 x 4

Hong Kong

£425.00


 

Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local destination fees, duties or taxes. 

 

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Shipping from Hong Kong to the UK

Import Car from Hong Kong to UK. Car Shipping Made Simple provide weekly departures from Hong Kong directly to the UK.

 

  1. Prior to shipping your car, it will need to be de registered in Hong Kong – our agents are on hand to help you with any aspect of the shipping process.
  2. You choose the departure times that are best for you. Whatever your vehicle’s requirements, from cars to SUVs, we provide a service tailored to you.
  3. Simply deliver your vehicle to our terminal depot in Hong Kong and our committed and highly skilled vehicle professionals will load your vehicle into a safe and secure container. We will also assist with country regulations, customs, carry out a vehicle inspection report and take care of any paperwork.
  4. Your vehicle will be transported via the fastest route to the UK, where it can be collected from one of our convenient terminal depots. We can also deliver it directly to your front door.

 

With our no hidden fees policy and professional shipping agents, shipping couldn’t be simpler!

 

You can also choose your departure times and use our tracking service to follow your vehicle on its journey. So get an instant quote today to ship your vehicle with a safe, reliable and trusted service.

 

Click here for a full UK Car Import Guide.

How much does it cost to ship a car from Hong Kong to the U.K?

 

Vehicle Type

From

Ocean Freight starting from

Car

Hong Kong

£715.00

SUV/4 x 4

Hong Kong

£813.00

 


 

Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local duties or taxes. They also exclude local handling and clearance fee’s in the U.K.

 

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Importing Back to the UK?

 

Have a read through our information for a guide to the rules and regs.