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Old 27th July 2009, 23:25   #1
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Default Import duty required on second hand embassy cars?

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I went to an embassy auction and there was a nissan SUV being sold there. There was a lot of confusion regarding if import duty was to be paid on buying a second hand embassy car 6-7 years old while registering or no duty is required?
Can anyone please clear the doubt?

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As far as i know, the position is like this, if there is a corresponding treaty with the foreign country where they are allowed to sell Indian cars without duty then and then only, an embassy of that country can sell a car in India where the buyer will not be charged duty, provided,

1) The car is owned by a person and not the consulate, i.e. the car should be in the name of the person working in the consulate and he should have spent more than four years here (also the car)

2) then he should hand you the corresponding papers from his country which would show the clause whereby the buyer would be exempt from paying any further duty.

3) also the car should be more than "X" years old, etc etc

translated as, forget it, you cant get all these documents, so you will have to pay tax, no matter what the guy tells you. Trust me you dont want to get there as i have tried this stuff. The duty when calculated (which has no sense to it) will be a killer

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Varun, you'll find detailed answers to your query in this thread (Mercs for sale from German Embassy - Chennai.).
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Thanks both GTO and V16 for prompt reply.

How do I calculate how much duty is to be paid. Esp. considering the car is old. What I mean is that duty is same as that on new car or in percentage terms depnds on how much I pay for the car?
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How do I calculate how much duty is to be paid. Esp. considering the car is old.
The customs have their own depreciation table which they will use.
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The customs have their own depreciation table which they will use.
How to get hold of that?
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Default Non Diplomat Indian Citizen buying a Diplomat CD Number Car

Hi all,

A friend in the Embassy of Ireland is selling 2006 Model Imported Car with a CD Number.
I am a Non Diplomat, an Indian Citizen.
I was keen to buy the vehicle.
He tells me that Non-Diplomats would have to pay 100 % of the Purchase price as Duty.
I thought it is not that much.
Does somebody know the exact procedure of getting a CD Diplomatic Car registered in a normal Indian Citizen's name ?
If somebody could point me to the RTO Website giving details that would be really helpful. I am in New Delhi, and I want to get the Vehicle registered in New Delhi.

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I am also quite interested in knowing the procedure.
I tried searching for a similar thread, but maybe i was using the wrong keywords. If anyone can please answer this, it would be quite helpful.
GTO and gang, looking towards you for an answer
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This seems to be an interesting thread. I`m going to be watching this. An X-Trail thread had the procedure to transfer hotel cars bought under concessional duty, here its CD cars. Lets see.
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What is CD number? Is it the one that's written like 5CC or something like that? I've seen several Scorp in that number & I used to think they're exclusive to people working in embassy.
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Yes a CD number is exclusive to diplomats where the numeral after the CD denotes the country of the owner. To get a CD car registered to your name you will need to pay the difference in the duties levied at the time of the import. Which for a CD car would have been nil so you will end up paying about 118% or round about in duties plus the road tax and registration fees.
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Hi

I'm looking to buy a Camry available at an embassy in New Delhi. Wanted to know what will be the duties applicable on the car for applying for new registration number.

The car is a 2002 model and having a embassy number. Being an Indian citizen, I will have to register it in my name. I wanted to know:

1. What duties will be applicable on the car? (I believe it will be 12% on the price that was paid by the embassy while buying the car. i.e. (12% x approx. 12 - 13,00,000)?

2. Will I also have to pay Road Tax?

3. What documents I have to make sure I recieve from the embassy to avoid any registration hiccups in future?

If any of you have info. on any agents doing this, please let me know.
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What is CD number? Is it the one that's written like 5CC or something like that? I've seen several Scorp in that number & I used to think they're exclusive to people working in embassy.
CD is Corps Diplomatique, and CC Corps Consulaire (Spellings may be incorrect). The former (Blue) is used by the embassies and the latter (Yellow) by the consulates.

Functionally I guess they are the same. The Prefix number refers to the country to whose embassy/consulate the vehicle belongs.
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Just check imported diplomat cars does not belongs to North Korean and Vietnamese consulates. Here is the news.

The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - N.Korean Diplomats in India Investigated for Car Smuggling

There are big import racket doing rounds in India.
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