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Thailand's Top Car Exporter to the Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean

Soni Motors is Thailand's top car exporter. Soni is Thailand's oldest and largest auto exporter to the world. In the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is our largest market. Caribbean has been our playground for a very long time especially the Right Hand Drive countries and we have been exporting to all the countries of the RHD Americas including Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Bermuda, Antigua Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Guyana, Suriname, and Falkland Islands.

Import Regulations for importing 4x4 Toyota Vigo, Mitsubishi L200 Triton and Nissan Navara to Trinidad and Tobago

Importing New Vehicles to Trinidad and Tobago

If you are interested in importing a new Toyota Hilux Vigo, Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara or any other 4x4 vehicle or car from Thailand, you don't need an import permit. You just email us at sonivigo@gmail.com to get the pricing on your chosen vehicle and accessories and once we have your payment we put it on a ship heading your way. Once it arrives, you pay the import duties and drive away with your vehicle of your choice.

Import Used Vehicles to Trinidad and Tobago

ONLY NEW AND UNUSED RIGHT HAND DRIVE VEHICLES DO NOT REQUIRE AN IMPORT LICENCE. If you wish to import a used vehicle you must obtain an import permit whether you are car dealer, individual or returning national of Trinidad.

How to register as a Used Car Dealer

If you wish to go into the business of importing used vehicles you have to first register yourself as a used car dealer. You can register as a used car dealer as long as your prospective dealership is owned by a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national. You register by filling out “Registration as an Imported Used Right Hand Drive Motor Vehicle Dealer” application form. Here is a link to the the application form. But before filling out this form you will need to acquire company registration certificate, Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration Certificate, Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) Advice of assignment of File Number and National Insurance Board (NIB) Registration Certificate. You will need all these documents to apply for approval as a used car dealer. Once you have submitted the paperwork, you will need to set up your dealership if you haven't already. Once your form is submitted, a Trade Officer from the Trade Licence Unit is likely to pay a visit to your premises to ensure that the physical requirements for a dealership are in place. If he approves and your application is acceptable, you will be summoned before the Chief Trade Officer or Deputy Chief Trade Officer within 20 days and if you pass the interview, he will hand over a registration package to complete. Once registered, the applicant is eligible to apply for an import licence as a Registered Dealer. Please follow the link below for more information on applying for an import licence.

Here is the info: Trade Licence Unit
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Building
42 Tenth Avenue, Ground Floor
Barataria
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 674-3545 or 675-8242
Fax. (868) 675-5465
Email: tlicencing@tradeind.gov.tt 

I'm an individual and want to order a used vehicle

Individuals who wish to personally order and land their own vehicles will be required to apply for an Import Licence which will be subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Individual who is seeking the import Licence for the importation of a used motor car must personally order and make arrangements for the landing of the vehicle at the Port of Entry. The individual is disqualified from protection by the Ministry of Trade and Industry with respect to the inappropriate dealings of any Registered Dealer in connection with the vehicle.

  2. An Individual will be allowed to import only ONE (1) vehicle within a 3-year period and ownership of this vehicle will not be transferable during that period.

  3. The vehicle must be no more than FOUR (4) years old from the year of manufacture at the time of importation into Trinidad and Tobago.

  4. The vehicle must also be accompanied by a Certificate of Cancellation of Registration stamped by the Transport Authority in the country of origin such document should bear the engine and chassis numbers of the vehicle.

  5. The vehicle must also be accompanied by age verification document showing exact age of the vehicle i.e. year of manufacture of vehicle.

  6. The imported vehicle must be structurally sound on importation and meet all environmental requirements as determined by statute or regulations approved by the Transport Commissioner.

  7. The imported vehicle must NOT be fitted with a diesel engine.

  8. The vehicle must be fitted with an ozone friendly refrigerant in its air conditioning system.

  9. Prior to registration the vehicle must be in a generally good condition and must be subject to inspection and certification by the Transport Commissioner as to its roadworthiness for use on the roads of Trinidad and Tobago.

PERSON FOUND IN BREACH OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE LICENCE SHALL BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE UNDER THE IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS, 1941 AND SHALL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OR IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH.

I'm a returning National of Trinidad and Tobago and wants to bring my vehicle with me

If you have been out of the country for five years, you are entitled to bring your Left Hand Drive vehicle and if you have been out of the country for one year or more, you can bring in a used Right Hand Drive vehicle.

(A) Requirements

In order to qualify for any relief of taxes, the person must satisfy all the following conditions:

  1. The person must be eighteen years old and over, and
    • is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, or
    • was formerly a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, or
    • has citizenship of two (2) countries, one of which is Trinidad and Tobago, or
    • is the spouse of a person referred to in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) above;
  2. The person is the registered owner of the vehicle for at least six (6) months prior to his return to Trinidad and Tobago;
  3. Must have resided abroad for a continuous period of at least five (5) years immediately prior to his return to Trinidad and Tobago;
    • intends to reside in Trinidad and Tobago permanently;
    • require the vehicle for his personal use;
    • must import the vehicle within six (6) months prior to or after his return;
    • must not sell or transfer the vehicle within two (2) years of its importation.
    • Once all the above conditions have been satisfied then in the case of a left hand drive vehicle, the importer is not required to obtain an Import Licence.

(B) Relief from Customs Duty

Customs duty is normally payable at the following rates:

  • Vehicles with an engine size not exceeding 1599 cubic capacity (cc)- 20%
  • Vehicles with an engine size exceeding 1599 cc but not exceeding 2000 cc - 25%
  • Vehicles with an engine size exceeding 2000 cc - 30%

Customs duty is based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (C.I.F.) Value of the Vehicle.

A returning national can benefit from the relief of Customs duty at the following rates:-

  • where s/he is the registered owner of the vehicle for more than six months but not more than one (1) year, 25% of the duty payable. In other words the importer pays 75% of the duty payable.
  • where s/he is the registered owner of the vehicle for more than one (1) year but not more than two (2) years, 50% relief of the duty payable
  • where s/he is the registered owner of the vehicle for more than two (2) years, 90% relief of the duty payable. In other words, the importer pays 10% of the duty payable.

(C) Relief from Value Added Tax (VAT)

Value Added Tax is payable at a rate of 15%. It is calculated in the following manner:

15% of the C.I.F. Value + Customs Duty = VAT Payable

There is no relief from the payment of VAT in respect of a motor vehicle imported by a returning national.

(D) Relief from Motor Vehicle Tax

Motor Vehicle Tax is normally payable at the following rates:

  • engine size not exceeding 1599 cc Free
  • engine size exceeding 1599 cc but not exceeding 1799 cc – $ 4.00 per cc
  • engine size exceeding 1799 cc but not exceeding 1999 cc – $ 8.00 per cc
  • engine size exceeding 1999 cc but not exceeding 2499 cc – $21.00 per cc
  • engine size exceeding 2499 cc but not exceeding 2999 cc – $25.00 per cc
  • engine size exceeding 2999 cc but not exceeding 3499 cc – $30.00 per cc
  • engine size exceeding 3499 cc – $45.00 per cc

However, a returning national may be granted relief from the payment of Motor Vehicle Tax at identical rates in the case of Customs duty as specified in (b), (aa), (bb) and (cc) above.

 

Customs Duty

Customs duty is normally payable at the following rates:

  • Vehicles with an engine size not exceeding 1599 cubic capacity (cc)- 20%
  • Vehicles with an engine size exceeding 1599 cc but not exceeding 2000 cc - 25%
  • Vehicles with an engine size exceeding 2000 cc - 30%

Customs duty is based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (C.I.F.) Value of the Vehicle.

Thailand's top Car exporter to the world

We are not Thailand's top car exporter because we are the oldest but because of our unwavering commitment to customer service, honesty, integrity, professionalism, great prices, great selection, great quality and quick delivery. Soni is a family-owned and family-operated dealership and we have been in business since 1911. Email us now at sonivigo@gmail.com to obtain your vehicle of your choice. Take a look at our selection of 4x4 vehicles to take your pick.

We are Thailand's top car exporter to Asia, Thailand's top car exporter to Europe, Thailand's top car exporter to the Americas, Thailand's top car exporter to Africa and Thailand's top car exporter to the Pacific. No matter where in the world you are and whether your requirement is Right Hand Drive car or 4x4 or Left Hand Drive car or 4x4, Soni Motors Thailand, its used car division Jim 4x4 Thailand and its Dubai division Soni Motors Dubai are ready to serve all your automotive needs. In our 99 years proud history we have exported to over 100 countries in the world and continue to add new customers while not forgetting old customers and old countries. We have an 80% repeat and referral business rate, a testament to our superior customer service, honesty, great quality, great selection, great pricing and great speed of delivery. Thailand's top car dealer, Thailand top car exporter and Thailand's top 4x4 exporter is ready to serve you from either its Thailand or Dubai offices.

Exporting from Asia can be tricky as auto exporters and car exporters are dime a dozen. The stereotype of used car salesman is universal and based on some truth. With the advent of Internet the crooks have come out of the woodworks to separate the innocent from their money, Thailand is no exception. Caveat emptor - buyer beware - maxim has been heeded by businessmen since the time of the Ancients but it is most relevant when all it takes is a DSL modem, a nerdy kit with some HTML skills to put together a website, some Images (Pics) taken at your competitor's lots and you are in business. We have seen a parade of newbie auto exporters come in, offer great deals for a year or so perpetrating an elaborate Ponzi scheme and then disappear with millions of dollars of their customers very hard earned money. Will you trust a company that has been in business for 1 year or one that has been in business for 99 years and is well respected not only all over Asia but also beyond Asian boundaries. If someone offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Not all new entrants are crooks but there are some who in their quest for the fast buck wants to cut corners at the expense of the customer. When you work with Soni you have the peace of mind to know that we have been voted Thailand's most trusted dealership and Thailand's most trusted auto exporter five years in a row and it is for this reason that we have over 80% of the auto exporting market share in Thailand.

Thailand's top Toyota Vigo exporter

Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's largest auto exporter: we are Thailand's largest Toyota Hilux Vigo exporter and export all types of vehicles from cars to sedans to pickups to SUVs to 4x2s and 4x4s to Trinidad and other parts of the Caribbean. Toyota Hilux Vigo is our largest pickup export in T&T followed by Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Isuzu DMax, Mazda BT50 among others. Our top SUV export to Trinidad is Toyota Fortuner followed by Isuzu MU-7. We ship to over 100 countries in the world. Email us now at sonivigo@gmail.com for your Vigo of choice. If you are looking for Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Prado, Toyota Hilux Surf, Mitsubishi Pajero and other pickups and SUVs from our Dubai office in Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive please email our Dubai office at sonivigo@gmail.com now..

Pickups are among world's popular 4x4 vehicles and Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's largest and oldest pickup and SUV exporter.

Toyota Hilux Vigo remains our best selling and top selling 4x4 pickup. If you are looking for Toyota Hilux Vigo 4x2 or 4x4 or single cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, extra cab Toyota Hilux Vigo and double Cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, Soni Motors Thailand is the place.

Deal only with Trustworthy companies

Soni Motors Thailand is a fully owned division of the Soni Group of Companies. We are Thailand's oldest and largest auto exporter and we are only one of the two auto exporting companies with any automotive experience. All the other auto exporting companies are run by investors - good ones and bad ones - who cannot tell a good car from a bad one and are in it only for money. We have been in the business for the past 99 years with a 80% repeat and referral business thanks to our expertise, honesty, high quality, low price and quick delivery among others. Please check what some of customers have to say about us in our Testimonials page and top twenty reasons our customers have cited for doing business with us.

If you are looking for a diesel pickup or sports utility vehicle then Soni Motors Thailand is the exporter of choice of thousands of dealers in Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific and the Americas. We provide top quality 4WD and 2WD pickups and 4x4 and 4x2 pickups and SUVs direct from the manufacturer Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan.

We were the first to export Toyota Hilux Tiger out of Thailand as we were Thailand's first auto exporter. We were also Thailand first auto exporter to export Toyota Hilux Vigo out of Thailand. Our Toyota Vigo prices can not be beaten! No one can beat our Toyota Hilux Tiger pricing, or our Mitsubishi L200 Triton, or Mitsubishi L200 Strada, Nissan Navara pricing. Our prices for all pickups and SUVs are the cheapest. We have Toyota Vigo 4WD double-cabs in stock as well as all other top selling pickups and SUVs and available for immediate shipping anywhere in the world.

 

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to our website. According to Statcounter, you are the 

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-th visitor to our site since the beginning of this year. Our Divisions in Thailand, Singapore and United Kingdom and our offices in Dubai, New Zealand and United States will be glad to provide full range of cars, sedans, pickups, vans, trucks and construction and farm machinery in Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive from country of your choice.

Jim offers all kinds of new and used vehicles from Thailand, UK, Australia, Dubai ranging from sedans, small cars, family cars, estate cars station wagons, cabriolets convertibles, executive cars, 4x4 pickups, 4x4 SUVs, coupes, Multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), vans, trucks to construction and farm machinery from Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Mazda, Isuzu, Infiniti, Audi, Mercedes Benz, VolksWagen, BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Iveco Trucks, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mini, Aston Martin, Bentley, Lotus, Vauxhall, Rolls Royce, Citroen, Renault Cars, Bugatti, Peugeot, Renault Trucks, Chrysler, Jeep, Ford, Chevrolet, Saab, Volvo, Scania Trucks, Volvo Trucks, DAF Trucks, Hyundai, Ssang Yong, Kia, Seat and Skoda