Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Austria

Year Restrictions


Destination Port


Time of Shipment

Container (34-41 Days)

Vessel Schedule

Container (Weekly)

Shipping Line

Mediterranean Shipping Company



Shipping Ports:

The major shipping port in Austria is Port of Vienna.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.

Documents Required:

When importing a motor vehicle from a third country, you must complete the following documentation and customs formalities:

The following customs duties are payable:

Duties and Taxes:

Imported vehicle in Austria is subject to duties and taxes. However, for duty and tax free importation of the vehicle, the importer must have owned and used the vehicle for six months. The vehicle cannot be sold, disposed or otherwise transferred for one year.

A separate tax called ‘Normverbrauchsabgabe’ (NOVA) or a standard consumption tax has to be paid (up to 16 % of the car’s value) which depends on the kind, age and power of the vehicle at the time of vehicle registration. For the amount of NOVA 20% VAT has to be paid as well.

Note: If you want to import a vehicle from Austria you must comply with the statutory provisions and you must be sure to pay particular attention to the formalities associated with the standard consumption tax (Normverbrauchsabgabe or NoVA).

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