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Exporting Cars to other Countries

We provide a complete export sale service, with a vast range of VAT qualifying and tax free vehicles, so if you are looking for a trusted service for exporting cars from the UK please get in touch.

We cater for every aspect of shipping cars, from delivery to port, whether that takes the form of container/RORO (roll-on, roll-off), air freight or vehicle transport, and whether you are buying one vehicle or several.

Our commitment to ensuring the most seamless possible transaction is demonstrated by our vast knowledge of this area. It is the close contacts with leading logistics companies that enable us to offer highly competitive rates.

YOU CAN SAVE up to 20% VAT if the vehicle is permanently exported or sold to a VAT registered business or individual in the EU.

As an extra bonus if you look for a VAT qualifying car, you may be able to claim an extra 20% off the UK purchase,but please check with your local tax office first, an example of this is given below, and also please link to our cars that are VAT qualifying.

Ordering a new car to export outside of the UK

As part of our export service, Global Auto can also order any new cars for clients, with competitive discounts.

All vehicles are HPI checked and examined thoroughly prior to export. Should you require further peace of mind, Global Auto is happy to arrange independent inspections of your vehicle prior to sale, for an extra charge. Simply ask a member of our staff for more information.

Global Auto will also send via air mail / nominated bank all relevant documentation for export, as soon as we receive it.

Global Auto, by reputation are experts in Exporting Cars outside of the UK

Global Auto is now able to help in the export sale of vehicles to overseas customers on a regular basis, with a wide range of countries currently served with a similarly wide range of VAT qualifying cars. Take a look at our current stock list to learn more.

We are happy to arrange an export service for dealers and private individuals abroad, supplying both left hand drive and right hand drive vehicles. If you are a dealer and we do not currently have the cars that you are looking for in stock, please contact us and we will try to source the cars for you.

Our service is enhanced by our extensive knowledge of the by-laws and regulations of our trading partner countries. Global Auto seeks to be at the forefront of this field and has gained an especially high reputation in the South East Asian, African and Latin American export markets.

Attention Export Customers

If you are a NON European Union customer wishing to permanently export a used VAT Qualifying vehicle outside of the EU then it is possible for you to claim back the VAT on the purchase price of the vehicle. This only applies to certain used vehicles that are invoiced as VAT Qualifying.

We have a good selection of used VAT qualifying vehicles in stock. These vehicles are invoiced with VAT.

For example a used VAT Qualifying vehicle purchased at £25000.00 will show a VAT content of £4166.66 on the invoice. This means that you have the potential to claim the VAT back once the vehicle is permanently exported outside of the E.U.

*Please note this facility is not available to E.U. customers. We do not offer specific tax advice to individual customers. Please check with UK Customs and Excise to ensure that you qualify for this facility before you make your purchase.

Useful Government Sites for Exporting Cars to other countries

Check-out these useful sites which can assist with VAT & custom related vehicle laws applicable to each country:

Shipping Export Cost

Global Auto can help with any Freight/Shipping requirements of export vehicle with our wealth of knowledge and vast contact list – we certainly can help with any requirement you may have.

Below are sea freight rates - other destination prices will be subject to quote.

  • Please note the prices below do not included marine insurance.
  • Rates exclude customs fees at destination, demurrage or quay rent at destination.
  • Destination storage duties, taxes or other sums due to government department destination customs clearance.
  • Prices for Shipping are an indication rate only and are subject to change at any time.
  • If there is an individual requirement/different location you would like to ship to or use air freight please contact Global Auto.
  • We do offer marine insurance upon request quotations can be sent.
  • Vehicle collection and delivery service to ports available please email for quote.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

If you need advice or guidance on pre-shipment inspections please visit www.jevic.com. Jevic by reputation are world renowned experts for pre-shipment inspections and this site will help you understand more about what is needed

*Below are prices for RORO and containers, so exporting cars to different countries will allow both these options but sometimes only one option will apply, so remember that if you are unclear with any aspects of exporting your vehicle, please contact us we are happy to assist.

RORO (Roll on Roll off)

Prices from Saloon Car 4x4
Botswana POA POA
Caribbean £1030 £1290
Channel Islands POA POA
Jersey POA POA
Guernsey POA POA
Ghana £1000 £1250
Ireland POA POA
Kenya, Mombasa £1000 £1100
Mauritius £1650 £1650
Mozambique, Maputo £1100 £1450
Namiba, Walvis Bay £1100 £1150
South Africa, Durban £1100 £1150
Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam £1000 £1150
Uganda £1000 £1150
Zambia £1000 £1150
Zimbabwe £1000 £1150

Country Containers from
Australia £1100
Belgium POA
Channel Islands POA
China £1100
Cyprus/Limassol £1200
Germany POA
Hong Kong £1000
India £1200
Indonesia £1100
Ireland POA
Libya £1350
Malaysia, port Kelang £1100
Malta £1300
Mauritius £2200
Morocco £1300
New Zealand £1100
Pakistan £1300
Seychelles £950
Singapore £1300
Sri Lanka POA
Switzerland £1000
Thailand £1300
Trinidad and Tobago £950
Turkey RORO  

For a definitive quote please email info@global-auto.org

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here at Global Auto, we understand how daunting this whole procedure can be, and we are here as professionals to make the whole transaction seamless for both parties. We have therefore created this page to help with the process.

Q: How do I buy a car that Global Auto has advertised?

A: Firstly, give us a call or send an e-mail. We will run you through our terms of business and the range of payment options available.

Q: What do Global Auto prices include?

A: The price advertised on the website is the price you will pay for the car if it is to be exported outside of the EEC. The prices is 'Ex-Works' from the UK. The does not included any transport or shipping.

Q: What checks are carried out prior to sale?

A: Quality inspection checks by fully qualified Global Auto technician. We can service your vehicle to manufacturer specification if needed under 5000 miles or 6 months or if you have any other service requirements we can assist also - all work carried out to OE standards. HPI investigation, which includes finance checks, police interest/write off & V5 checks. Full Valet.

Q: Do we sell NEW cars?

A: Yes we do, we have excellent contacts and great discounts with many different suppliers meaning you can get a really competitive price on a new car, so please contact us so we can understand your requirements and help accordingly.

Q: To which countries do you export your vehicles?

A: We can export to any country where there is a legal law to import vehicle from UK. If you are not sure, please contact us for more info.

Q: Can Global Auto arrange for the transport and shipping?

A: Yes - part of the service that we offer is inland transport and shipping to your port of choice anywhere in the world - the cost will vary, so for more details please contact us.

Q: Which shipping lines does Global Auto use?

A: We have relationships with all of the major shipping lines giving us access to the best rates and services. References available on request.

Q: How is shipment arranged?

A: Upon receipt of your payment, we will arrange booking of your vehicle for shipping on the next available vessel. All shipping documents will be first sent by email and then sent by courier to you after the vessel sails. This is to ensure your documents will arrive before the ship arrives at your selected port.

Q: What are FOB & CIF prices?

A: CIF stands for (Cost+Insurance+Freight) it covers freight, port to port insurance and other costs of freight. FOB price stands for (Free on board price); it means that the price does not include insurance, Freight and Inspection charges.

Q: What documentation or information do I require from my side after I have confirmed a purchase?

A: You are required to provide us with the following info/docs:

  • a. Consignee Name
  • b. Consignee Address
  • c. Full contact information such as Contact No., Fax No., Email Address etc...
  • d. If the consignee and the purchaser are different than please let us know.
Please provide us with the above information in order to make sure that all the shipping documentation is correctly prepared before the shipment.

Q: Who would package & ship my car?

A: We prepare all our cars to the highest standards and just before shipping. If the car is being shipped by container we deliver it to a specialist freight Package Company that we have worked with closely for many years, so it can be safely stored and secured into its container.

Q: How will I come to know the shipment date of my vehicle?

A: When your vehicle has been booked for shipment, our shipping department will create a shipping notification that will be sent to you via e-mail or fax indicating the estimated time of departure (ETD) and estimated time of arrival (ETA).

Q: How would my car be delivered to port?

A: We use a reputable logistics company to deliver our cars to port. Cars are not driven unless agreed with the customer.

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