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Shipping my car to Singapore

Post by DrStatsDude » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 9:16 am

I am considering relocating to Singapore from California. I have read that cars are very expensive in Singapore, so I would like to find out if it is practical to import my car into the country. It is a Japanese-made Infiniti with the driver's side on the left.

Will I have any problems? Will there be huge tarrifs if I'm going to use this car for personal transportation?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 9:41 am

You are out of luck before you get started. You can only import right hand drive vehicles into Singapore.

Even if you had a right hand drive vehicle, importation still would not make much sense. The import tariff is 46 percent of the vehicles value which includes the shipping costs. There are other fees as well. Then, you still have to obtain a COE (Certificate of Entitlement) to be able to drive the thing, and it is the COE that is very expensive, obtained through a monthly bidding process.

no go

Post by no go » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 9:45 am

No left-hand drive cars here unless you are a diplomat. Sell it and buy a used car here.


Shipping my car to Singapore

Post by DrStatsDude » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 3:25 pm

Thanks for the help...I thought that it might be a problem. You've both been very helpful.

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