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1. Depending on the intent of the legal person(s) for crossing motor vehicles through the Mongolian border, whether it is to import/export or transport passengers inter countries, Mongolian Customs classify the crossing of motor vehicles into goods and transport vehicles and provide respective appropriate procedures for customs control and clearance.

а/ In the case of transport vehicles, both the vehicles for personal use and the vehicles that regularly or occasionally conduct transport services inter countries are included and the permission to cross the country border is provided in accordance with the provision 3.1.5 and 229 of the Customs Law without levying of any duties for a period no more than 6 months. When such vehicles cross the border, the vehicle shall be registered in the Customs Automated Information System and “Vehicle information sheet” is provided to the driver. The “Vehicle information sheet” must be returned to the Customs when the vehicle leaves the country. In the event the vehicle is unable to return within the specified time frame, the Customs General Administration shall be notified and the period may be extended once for up to 1 year, provided customs duties and other taxes are temporarily placed in the customs temporary placement account. Additionally, if the driver is unable to drive the vehicle out of the customs border and decides to ship the vehicle instead, the Customs General Administration needs be notified and customs clearance procedure shall take place before the shipment of the vehicles separately from the driver.

P.S: In the event the vehicles under the temporary admission permission is sold or presented as a gift within the Mongolian territory, the relevant parties shall form an agreement and an application is filed at the Customs General Administration to obtain a permission to enter the vehicle permanently into the Mongolian territory. The ownership of the vehicle shall be transferred to the buyer and the customs declaration shall be completed and customs duties and other taxes shall be paid.

б/ The goods classification includes vehicles to be imported or exported and the respective permissions shall be granted in accordance with the provision 4.1 and 80-207 of the Customs Law.

2. Customs duty of 5% and VAT of 10% are levied on vehicles classified as goods. Additional excise duty must be paid depending on the manufacture date and the cylindrical capacity of the vehicles. Following table indicate the actual amount of the excise duty to be paid in relation to the above mentioned specifications.


3. When crossing the vehicle through the customs border, in addition to the Customs Law, following regulations and procedures shall be adhered to.

- Decree no. 573 of the Director General of the Customs General Administration passed on 11 November 2011, which specifies the guidelines on completing and checking the customs declaration form on goods crossing customs border;
- Decree no. 638 of the Director General of the Customs General Administration passed on 16 December 2010, which specifies common procedures on inspecting goods and vehicles crossing the customs border; and
- Decree no. 468 of the Director General of the Customs General Administration passed on 31 July 2008, which specifies the procedure on crossing personal effects of passengers through the customs border.

P.S: More information on customs control and clearance procedures may be found under the “Customs Control” section of the customs website (