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    Advise on bringing CT and 996 4S to the US

    Dear all,
    my family and I are moving next year to the US for a couple of years. What kind of hurdles do I have to overcome to import above cars in the US ? CT is 'MY 2005, 4S 2004. Are there any technical changes necessary ( exhaust, lights, bumpers etc.) All accessories are Porsche original, no changes on exhaust. Thank you for your advise.
    Tom911

    Re: Advise on bringing CT and 996 4S to the US

    Which state are you moving to. Different laws and what not - california being one of the strictest

    Re: Advise on bringing CT and 996 4S to the US

    Tom,

    A non-resident may bring a vehicle into the USA as a temporary import for up to one-year. There is no limit to how often you can bring a car in so long as you are not a resident. Since it is a temporary importation you will not be able to register it locally and will keep your Swiss registration (or possibly transfer the registration to the special Swiss non-resident registration). You will need USA insurance and it would be nice if there were a mechanism for you to avoid Swiss insurance and inspections while the car is out of Switzerland.

    I believe that Federalising the cars would be possible but prohibitively expensive.

    Look closely at the relative values of your cars. I think you will find that they are worth significantly more in Europe than in the USA. In other words, it will make economic sense to sell them in Switzerland before you leave and purchase replacements in the USA.

    You might wish to look into the possibilities of bringing a Federalised car back to Switzerland with you. There might be provisions in the Swiss tax code that will allow a non-resident emigrating to Switzerland to import a car with little or no tax. This could be quite profitable.

    Hope this helps.

    Stephen

    Re: Advise on bringing CT and 996 4S to the US

    Massachusetts.
    Thank you for your advise.
    Tom911

     
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