Importing vehicles less than 3 years old: procedures and conditions

The regulatory framework text for the application of importing cars less than 3 years old should be published soon, so that citizens can make the purchase, as provided for in article 66 of the current year’s finance law.

According to the Arabic-speaking channel Echourouk, the customer, after having concluded the contract for the acquisition of the car abroad, will be required to file the customs file, accompanied by a certificate of conformity of the car from the importing country, to verify that the standards of the imported vehicle and submit it to the necessary inspection.

In addition, any person who would attempt to place on the national market vehicles fraudulent vehicles less than three years old will be forwarded to the judicial authorities, while the import of used commercial vehicles less than 3 years old will only be accessible to natural persons.

In addition, the importation of cars less than 3 years old will not be subject to exemptions for Mujahid and other licenses, as the importer will pay all necessary fees as stipulated in the law of 2023 finances.

The import of second-hand vehicles accessible to professionals and legal persons?

On the other hand, the importation of cars less than 3 years old will not be accessible to professionals and legal persons, as they resort to the normal procedures import of new cars and not used, while benefiting from exemptions for hybrid and electric vehicles and other formulas prescribed by the finance law for the current year. Customs representatives, during an information day organized by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Monday at the hotel “Aurassi”, to explain the procedures.

In this context, the Brigadier General Inspector of Legislation and Regulations at the General Directorate of Customs, Nabti Mohamed Lamine, confirmed during his speech that the importation of cars less than 3 years old listed in Article 66 of the finance law for the current year, according to the defined taxes, will come into force once the regulatory text framing the process is ready.

He specifies that the text relates to the pairing of vehicles and the finalization of the import procedures, which will be intended for natural persons and not legal persons, and will not be subject to any exceptional customs exemption. The royalties will be paid in full as provided for in article 66 of the finance law for the current year, and the process will take place once every 3 years.

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