Do you live outside the EU and want to buy a vehicle in Germany? We will gladly help you. This is equally relevant for private customers as well as companies. International business currently makes up 40 percent of our overall business. With a rising tendency. Our experience in this field is correspondingly high.
Export declaration, Export Accompanying Document
If you have purchased the vehicle from us at net price, without the German VAT of currently 19 percent, and want to transport or dispatch the car to your home country, which is outside the EU, you will definitely need an export declaration. This must be carried out electronically using the IT system ATLAS-Ausfuhr.
However, the export declaration is just the first step. For the customs office of export to release the vehicle for export, the vehicle must be physically presented to the customs office of export. Only after the presentation, the customs office of export will release the vehicle for export, which will be documented with the Export Accompanying Document (EAD). If you want to export the vehicle properly from the EU area, you will definitely need the EAD.
All this sounds complex, and unfortunately it is. In return for a small compensation, we will carry out these customs formalities. When handing over the vehicle we will also provide you or the transportation company commissioned by you with the Export Accompanying Document (EAD) required for export.
Do you have any additional questions on the Export Accompanying Document? Please get in touch with us! We will gladly help you.
If the vehicle is to be exported from the EU area with its own propulsion, you need an export plate before the export is declared. But even for exports, where the vehicle leaves the EU area on the trailer of a truck, for example, we require our customers to apply for an export plate. This is related to the vehicle’s registration status and reduces the proof of export for VAT purposes to the exit results message.
The export plates are valid for 15 or 30 days. The registration usually is done on us and requires a liability insurance that covers the registration period. In return for a small compensation, we will provide you with an export license plate as well as the necessary liability insurance from one source. You don’t have to worry about anything!