Commercial import outside of EU

Commercial import outside of EU

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At VDS Auto Import, we stand for quality, transparency, and an excellent service. We understand that the importance, for you as a customer, to process your import vehicles as efficient as possible. We're able to completely optimize your import process. In addition to the necessary administrative procedures, we can also assist you with or fully take care of the transportation and shipping.

Leading service in global import

The commercial import services include:

  • Inland transport
  • Container shipping
  • Customs clearance
  • Intake inspection
  • Homologation/type approval
  • Dutch registration
  • Handling of BPM declaration (vehicle tax)
  • New MOT (APK) and technical inspection
  • Professional 360 photos of the vehicles
  • Delivery within the Netherlands


The logistics of a vehicle outside Europe usually involve inland transportation abroad, shipping, and transportation from the port in the Netherlands to our secure premises at VDS Auto Import in Benthuizen, The Netherlands. Of course, we can handle this entire process for you. Because of close collaborations with various logistics partners, we are able to offer competitive rates for transportation and shipping.

Conversion to European standards

Besides technical inspection, we can perform the necessary technical modifications in our professional workshop. This includes changing the lighting, installation of (detachable) tow-bar, insurance-approved alarm systems, and navigation systems. Conversion costs are quoted separately. Ask your VDS Auto Import specialist for all the options.

Inspections and registration

Thanks to intensive cooperation with inspection authorities such as GTÜ and RDW, we can conduct inspections of large volumes of vehicles per week. This can be done in our specially equipped inspection lane or on-site at the inspection authorities. This allows us to complete the entire import process in the shortest possible time without compromising on quality.

Don't overpay on taxes!

VDS Auto Import always offers you the lowest BPM calculation method. This means that we calculate the BPM using all accepted methods and then select the most favorable calculation method. As a result, you always pay the lowest possible remaining BPM amount. If desired, we can also arrange the BPM declaration based on an appraisal by an accredited appraiser.

Importing a vehicle from the US?

Make sure to request a CARFAX report in advance! This document provides a full vehicle history, which can help you avoid making a bad purchase, and provides you with a comprehensive vehicle history overview. Ask your VDS Auto Import specialist about the possibilities.


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