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Import car from Japan to Bulgaria

Postby kuzco » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:37 pm


I'm trying to figure out my costs for importing a car from Japan to Varna, BG.

My dealer informed me I need to pay:
- 30% import tax
- 20% VAT

But my research shows that the Import Tax is 10% and not 30%.

Link to calculation: ... 226438851/

Official document from "" ... page 294, CN code 8703 24 90

Another article regarding this: ... n-bulgaria

Who is right here??


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Re: Import car from Japan to Bulgaria

Postby Mat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:41 pm

Japanese cars are RHD as far as I recall - there was some talk of banning their importation, so you might want to check that.

Seems a lot of effort to go through - why not sell the car in Japan and buy a new one in BG?

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Re: Import car from Japan to Bulgaria

Postby ChrisF » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:17 am

Just a thought, but this could simply be a language thing. In Bulgaria 'tax' generally means 'cost' as opposed to the more precise British meaning of 'tax', therefore I THINK your agent could be saying that the COST of importing the car would be 30%, which would be made up of 20% plus 10%.
As I said, just a thought.

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