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Importing Japanese Used Cars Into Malta

WHAT YOU CAN IMPORT

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HOW MUCH IT WILL COST

Duty: CIF 10%
VAT: 18%

Registration Tax:
Engine CC - Minimum Tax Rate Used (whichever is higher)

  • Less than 1000cc - 50.5%, but not less than Lm 1,200 ( 2.795,25 )
  • 1001cc - 1300cc - 50.5%, but not less than Lm 1,500 ( 3,494,06 )
  • 1301cc - 1500cc - 53%, but not less than Lm 2,200 ( 5,124,62 )
  • 1501cc - 1800cc - 60%, but not less than Lm 2,900 ( 6,755,18 )
  • 1801cc - 2000cc - 65% but not less than Lm 4,200 ( 9,783,37 )
  • 2001cc - 2500cc - 75%, but not less then Lm 7,300 ( 17,004,43 )
  • 2501cc - 3000cc - 75%, but not less then Lm 8,400 ( 19,566,74 )
  • More than 3000cc - 75%, but not less then Lm 11,000 ( 25,623,12 )
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WHAT MUST BE DONE

MALTA SINGLE VEHICLE APPROVAL (SVA)

INTRODUCTION
In order to properly control the quality of used vehicles entering Malta, the Maltese authorities have implemented a scheme requiring the inspection of all cars destined for export from Japan to Malta. This scheme is known as the 'Single Vehicle Approval', or SVA scheme. (Not to be confused with the UK SVA or any other national SVA scheme).

HOW THE SCHEME WORKS
The scheme works on what might loosely be called a 'type approval' basis. A representative vehicle is subject to a number of checks and inspections. If the performance and specification of that representative vehicle satisfies the requirements of the Malta Transport Authority (ADT), then a Model Report is created. If subsequent vehicles of the same make and model are to the same specification as that original vehicle, then it is assumed that they also will meet all necessary standards, as defined by the ADT. To check compliance of subsequent vehicles, their specification is compared with the original vehicle by way of cross referencing the key components and systems on the vehicle being inspected with the details in the model report. If inspected vehicles are found to conform to the specification of the original vehicle, then a "Certificate of Conformity with Model Report' is issued. All second hand vehicles exported from Japan to Malta must have such a certificate before they can be imported into Malta.

WHO IS RUNNING THE SCHEME
The ADT have contracted VCA to run the scheme and VCA is conducting vehicle inspections and issuing certificates of conformity from their office in Nagoya, Japan.
The scheme in its present format is a development of input from the Maltese transport department, the Malta Used Vehicle Importers Association (UVIA) and VCA. The UVIA importers have different procedures than non-UVIA importers and is often cheaper.

New and used vehicles originating from Third Countries are subject to Import Duty, VAT, Registration Tax and VAT thereafter. After all customs formalities are cleared importer must pay Registration Tax and VAT on Registration Tax immediately at the Licensing and Testing Directorate. Above, in the "HOW MUCH DOES IT COST" Section are the current duties and VATs.

Need to complete a "Valuation Statement" or SAD (SFD)

For Registration you need:

  • Registration Form (VEH.01)
  • Deposit Form (VEH.03)
  • Inspection Form (VEH.05)
  • Original Invoice
  • SVA Certificate
  • Original Reg Cert issued + English Trans
  • Odometer Verification Cert from JEVIC
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LINKS FOR MALTA

Malta Transport
Malta SVA Information
JEVIC

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