Restrictions on the Importation of Used Vehicles

The authorities in Guatemala informed that the importation and registration of used vehicles that are seven years old or older, and whose engine does not start, will not be allowed.

Friday, April 30, 2021

The importer or assistant of the Customs Agent duly accredited before the Customs Service, may request before the customs authority, if deemed appropriate, the authorization to carry out a permitted activity whose objective is the corroboration of the starting or ignition of the vehicle, informed the Intendencia de Aduanas.

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According to the official statement, article 3 of Governmental Agreement number 133-2012 of the Vice Presidency of the Republic states:

"... The importation and registration in the Tax Registry of collided, crashed or damaged land motor vehicles, which do not allow their circulation, because it does not start or turn on the engine, will not be allowed from the seventh year of the model of the current year.

This will be verified physically at the moment of the importation and not by the condition of the title
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