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Motor Car Imports (Customs Charges)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered representations made to him about admitting free of Customs charges motor cars which are being imported into this country in consequence of a change of residence; and whether he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has decided that, as from the 1st October, a motor car which has been in the importer's ownership and use abroad for at least 12 months may be admitted free of Customs charges when imported on a bona fide change of residence. The qualifying period was previously 18 months. It is a condition that cars imported under this concession must not be disposed of within a period of two years from the date of importation.