Non-Eu cars will incur import duty and VAT. They fall into the following categories:
Recycled Cars incur a 30% import duty on their recycled value. Usually, Autolink will cover the cost. TBC
Collection of Cars will incur a 30% refundable import duty on the value of the car. This is refunded on the closure of transit at the border of the country of origin or at a chosen customs depot. In order for you to be refunded, you MUST close the transit. The depot will inform Autolink and they will refund the deposit.
If the declaration hasn’t been closed the deposit will be used to pay Estonian customs as the import fees. The car's value is taken from the documents that arrive with the wagon.
Getting your car home
Forward Freight will incur the following costs:
30% refundable import duty on the stated value of the car (as given when cars are delivered to railhead).
Transit costs to final destination
Declaration fee - depends on the route, for example, to Norway route will consist of sea and land transportation via Sweden that means transit declaration for every mode of transport so there will be several declarations. With Swiss cars it could be easier if the owner can collect the car from Bremerhaven - Germany. Germany has agreement with Switzerland and Swiss that car could be released in Germany so there will be no need in declaration until reaching Switzerland. Usually, we do not have many swiss and Norwegian cars so we describe all the options to the owner after the car has arrived.
Forward Freight can't deliver your car to the owner’s address or a garage. You have to provide Autolink with the destination address of a bonded warehouse. You go to that bonded warehouse (customs) where the transit is then closed. After closure, the import duty is refunded. When making your calculations, don't forget that all forward freighting transit costs between Autolink and you will incur VAT (20%)."
In short, the easiest way for dealing with Non-EU cars is to scrap it.