India has huge market for imported luxury cars. There is great demand for new cars as well as second-hand cars. The Exim Policy 2001 lifted quantitative restrictions on the import of second-hand cars.
The import of vehicles shall be subject to the following guidelines of
the Government of India:
1. (I) A new imported vehicle shall mean a vehicle that: -
(a) has not been manufactured/assembled in India; and
(b) has not been sold, leased or loaned prior to importation into
(c) has not been registered for use in any country according to the
laws of that country, prior to importation into India.
(II) The import of new vehicles shall be subject to the following
(a) The new vehicle shall-
(i) have a speedometer indicating the speed in km / h;
(ii) have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles
other than two and three wheelers);
(iii) have photometry of the headlamps to suit "keep-left"
(iv) be imported from the country of manufacture.
(b) In addition, the new vehicle shall conform to the provisions of the
Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder, as applicable,
on the date of import.
(c) The import of new vehicles shall be permitted only through the
Customs port at Nhava Sheva (Mumbai), Calcutta and Chennai.
2. (I) A second hand or used vehicle shall mean a vehicle that :-
(a) has been sold, leased or loaned prior to importation into India; or
(b) has been registered for use in any country according to the laws of
that country, prior to importation into India;
(II). The import of second had or used vehicles shall be subject to the
(a) The second hand or used vehicle shall not be older than three years
from the date of manufacture;
(b) The second hand or used vehicle shall:
(i) have right hand steering, and controls (applicable on vehicles
other than two and three wheelers);
(ii) have a speedometer indicating the speed km / h; and
(iii) have photometry of the headlamps to suit "keep left"
(c) In addition, the second hand or used vehicle shall conform to the
provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder,
as applicable, on the date of import.
(d) Import of second hand vehicles shall be allowed only through the
customs port at Mumbai.
(e) The second hand or used vehicles imported into India should have a
minimum roadworthiness for a period of 5 years from the date of
importation into India with assurance for providing service facilities
within the country during the five year period. For this purpose, the
importer shall, at the time of importation, submit a declaration
indicating the period of roadworthiness in respect of every individual
vehicle being imported, supported by a certificate issued by any of the
testing agencies, which the Central Government may notify in this
(f) The vehicle has to be submitted for testing to Vehicle Research and
Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, of the Ministry of Defence
or the Automotive Research Association of India, Pune or the Central
Farm and Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni, Madhya
Pradesh, and such other agencies as may be specified by the Central
Government, for granting a certificate by that agency as to the
compliance of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and any
rules made thereunder.
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