Licensed for Diplomatic Sales
Some garages in Brussels are ‘licensed for diplomatic sales’. This means that they can sell cars under special conditions and at pre-tax prices. These garages act as go-betweens for the factory and the diplomat, which may allow payment in foreign currency. To buy a car with diplomatic conditions the price does not depend on the make, but on the legislation.
Importing a Car – Registration & Customs Clearance
Cars must be registered in Belgium at least 6 months after your registration in your municipality. The procedures differ depending on whether you come from an EU or non-EU country. The DIV can deliver a transit licence plate (limited in time) which will allow you to delay payment of the VAT. This plate does not allow you to travel abroad.