Shipping / Export from UK to Hong Kong

We specialise in shipping household goods and vehicles (cars, trucks, tractors, buses, motorbikes, etc) to Hong Kong from the UK (by RoRo or Container), and can guarantee the best shipping prices.

For UK based clients, we offer either shipping only, where you deliver your vehicle or goods to one of the UK ports of departure, or an all-inclusive shipping service where we collect your vehicle or goods from any UK address and ship them to Port of Hong Kong.

For international clients, we can either source and supply new or used vehicles from the UK and export them directly to you in Hong Kong, or if you have identified or secured your own car in the UK, we can buy the vehicle on your behalf and ship it to you in Hong Kong.


Cost / Prices for Shipping to Port of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Saloon / Sedan cars (up to 1.6m height)


4x4 / SUV / Vans (up to 2.1m height)


20-foot Container (1 car)


40-foot Container (2 cars)


Other vehicles (Truck, Bus, Tractor, Trailer, etc)
£dimensions needed

Collection / Delivery (from any UK location)

£1 per mile

Shipping Methods to Port of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

We operate one ship per week from UK to Hong Kong, through ports of Southampton, Sheerness, New Castle, Tilbury, and Immingham. We typically export to Port of Hong Kong where you can collect the vehicle, OR using our local Hong Kongn agents, we can arrange for the clearance of your vehicle when it arrives in Port of Hong Kong.

The ships take approximately 25 days to get to Port of Hong Kong from the UK. There are two main methods of shipping vehicles from the UK to Hong Kong:

- RoRo Car Shipping to Hong Kong from the UKRORO Shipping - RoRo is short for "Roll on Roll off" and is the simplest, cheapest, and most popular method of shipping. Vehicles are driven into the ship and securely fixed to the ship's deck, and when the ship arrives in Port of Hong Kong, they are driven out of the ship. Putting personal goods in the vehicles is usually not permitted when shipping by RoRo.

- CONTAINER Shipping - this is where vehicles are secured in a container, which is then loaded onto the ship. Container shipping is a more expensive but secure option and is ideal if you are sending high-value vehicles or if you are sending other items with your car, such as household goods or spare parts.

Procedure / How to Book

Vehicle Collection / Delivery

Provide us with the address for collection and details of the vehicle you want to be collected. We will come to collect the vehicle at a convenient time and deliver it to the port.

Vehicle Shipping from the UK

* Provide us with your full name and address, details of the vehicle you want to ship, a copy of the V5 (or new keeper supplement), and the MOT certificate (if available)
* Deliver your vehicle to the UK port of departure using port documentation that we will provide to you (or we will pick your vehicle and deliver it to the port)
* Make payment (before the ship's departure date)
* We carry out customs clearance and issue you with documentation required to clear your car when it gets to Port of Hong Kong.

Vehicle purchase on your behalf

If you locate a vehicle through a UK car dealer, private seller or another UK car selling website, we can act as your agent, negotiate on your behalf, and conduct background checks and inspections before you purchase the car (to make sure it is not a fraudulent advert, stolen, or has been in an accident).

We will then purchase it on your behalf, collect it, deliver it to the UK port of departure, and ship it to you in Hong Kong.

To order this service, provide us with the private seller, dealer, website, or email details, and we will make contact on your behalf and start the process of securing the vehicle and exporting it to you in Hong Kong. Full details and costs can be found on our page Buy vehicle in the UK on my behalf

New / Used Car Supply

We supply brand new and used vehicles from the UK and ship them directly to clients in Hong Kong. We also specialise in exporting tax free cars (Brand new or VAT qualifying used cars), so our Hong Kongn clients can make huge savings when purchasing a vehicle from us.

We are able to source and supply ALL vehicles available in the UK market, which are either our own vehicles, or cars supplied by our network of dealers across the UK. Due to our extensive network, we guarantee to get you the cheapest prices in the UK, for cars, 4x4s, vans, trucks, minibuses, buses, coaches, tractors and plant machinery.

To order a vehicle, call us, email, or submit an online enquiry with the vehicle make, model, year of manufacture, colour, transmission, engine size, etc, and we will provide you with vehicle options within minutes. Alternatively, browse our database of cars for export, and ask for quotation to ship to Hong Kong.

UK Customs & Documentation

Car Exporters UK has direct access to the UK Customs Portal granted by the UK Government, so we will make customs and border entries on your behalf to avoid delays or your car being detained at the port.

We will also prepare all documentation needed in Hong Kong, including inspection Documents, Log Books, Invoices, Bills of Lading, Marine Insurance, Receipts etc, and will send these to you by DHL (tracked) in advance of the ship’s arrival in Port of Hong Kong, to allow you (or your local agent), to start the customs clearing process.

Vehicle Shipping by Air

We have shipped vehicles to locations around the world for various reasons including filming commercials, racing, movies etc. The main reason for shipping cars by air include saving time or for extremely prestige and precious vehicles. We can provide very competitive air freight rates to Hong Kong, so please contact us for a quote.

Payment Methods

The following are the modes of payment we accept, but please note that vehicles will not leave the UK until full payment has been received and cleared in our account.

* Bank Transfer (Most Convenient)
* Credit and Debit Cards
* Western Union® or Moneygram etc
* Cheques (issued by UK banks ONLY)

Hong Kong Import Rules and Duty Calculations

Below is a quick summary of the rules regarding the importation of vehicles into Hong Kong. It is intended to be a guide only, and you must always ensure that you check with your own local authorities for firm confirmation. For more information on the requirements and import regulations for cars into Hong Kong, see the Government of Hong Kong Transport Department's car Importation guidelines, and our page How to Import - Hong Kong Car Duty / Tax Rules.

Guidelines for Importation and Registration of Motor Vehicle

The Customs and Excise Department, Environmental Protection Department and Transport Department governs the importation to and registration of motor vehicles in Hong Kong. The following guidelines explain the relevant necessary procedures. For importation and registration of a pure electric vehicle (PEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), please refer to "Guidelines for Importation & Registration of Pure Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)".

Step1 : Compliance with the Exhaust and Noise Emissions Standard

You are advised to obtain approval / exemption from the Environmental Protection Department before shipping your vehicle into Hong Kong.

You are required to prove your vehicle is fully compliant with the emission standards in the Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards)(Emission) Regulation and Noise Control (Motor Vehicles) Regulation. Proof of emission compliance can be documents issued by vehicle manufacturers or emission testing report issued by an approved test laboratory. You should submit application form to the Environmental Protection Department for approval together with all original supporting documents.

Subject to the fulfillment of exemption criteria, certain catergories of vehicles may be exempted from complying the exhaust emission standard. You may apply to the Environmental Protection Department for the exemption. Enquiries on approved test laboratories, emission standards and exemption criteria can be made to telephone numbers: (852)2877 0448 (Exhaust emission); (852)2411 9689 (Noise emission) or fax number: (852)2824 9361.

Step2 : Importation

Vehicles, no matter what class it is, imported into Hong Kong are not subject to any Customs tax, but in general, an importer is required to lodge with the Customs and Excise Department an accurate and complete declaration within 14 days of importation. For enquiries on Import and Export Declaration, please refer to the following link


Also, within 30 days of the importation of your vehicle, you should submit an Import Return (Form No.: CED336) enclosing with a Declaration Form (Form No.: CED336A) to the Customs and Excise Department or through the Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System website. Enquiries on the submission of Import Return can be made at Tel No.: (852) 3759 2556, or refer to the following link


Any importer of a motor vehicle for use in Hong Kong, fails to file the import return within 30 days of the importation of a motor vehicle into Hong Kong, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $500,000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.

Following the submission of your Import Return, you will receive a "Notification of Motor Vehicle Provisional Taxable Value" of your vehicle from the Customs and Excise Department. You should produce the Notification upon the first registration of your vehicle in the Transport Department.

Step3 : Vehicle Examination

Before importing a vehicle, you are reminded to ensure that it meets the applicable requirements for registration in Hong Kong, and that documentary evidence is available to demonstrate compliance where applicable.

Upon the arrival of your imported vehicle in Hong Kong, you should approach the following Vehicle Examination Centre to arrange for the vehicle examination. You are required to bring along with the approval letter issued by the Environmental Protection Department to show that your car has complied with the vehicle exhaust emission and noise emission standards and pay the appropriate fee for vehicle examination :-

Address Telephone
To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre
Long Yuet Street
2333 3112

If you are eligible for the exemption from compliance with the vehicle emission standard as stated in Step 1 above, you should bring along with the approval letter of exemption issued by the Environmental Protection Department for making the appointment of vehicle examination at the Examination Centre. All imported vehicles equipped with internal combustion engine, including new cars imported for personal use, should undergo emission test during vehicle examination if necessary. Your car will be issued with a Certificate of Roadworthiness by the Examination Centre if it can pass the vehicle examination.

Vehicles presented for vehicle examination (pre-registration examination) need to comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 374 and its subsidiary legislation, and should be maintained in good and serviceable condition. In particular,

* The vehicle construction shall comply with the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulation, Cap. 374A;

* The seat belts and seat belt anchorage points shall comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic (Safety Equipment) Regulations, Cap. 374F. All seat belts shall be permanently marked with a specification number, mark or symbol indicating compliance with the standards listed in the regulations;

* The windscreen and panes on the vehicle shall be of safety glass complying with the standards specified in Cap. 374H. In addition, all vehicle glass shall be of such transparency that it does not obscure the view of the interior of the motor vehicle. Please refer to the notice on latest light transmission rate requirements at our website.(The above ordinance and regulations are available online, URL:; and

* For registration and licensing purposes, imported vehicles would be classified in accordance with the Road Traffic Ordinance, Cap. 374.

You are strongly recommended to visit this website for checking any requirements that may be applicable to your imported vehicle.

Step4 : Vehicle Registration and Licensing

When applying for first registration of your vehicle, you should submit a completed application form (Form No.: TD22 ) to the Hong Kong Licensing Office of Transport Department (Tel No.: (852) 2804 2637 or Fax No.: 2804 2599) together with the supporting documents as prescribed in the application form. Upon the verification of your submitted document, you are required to pay first registration tax and registration fee for the registration of your vehicle, and pay vehicle licence fee and levy for Traffic Accident Victim Assistance Fund for licensing of the vehicle.

Step5 : Calculation of First Registration Tax

The first registration tax will be derived from the taxable value of your vehicle times the appropriate tax rate. The rate is as shown below :-

Class of Motor Vehicle Rate of Tax
I. Private cars
(a) on the first $150,000
(b) on the next $150,000
(c) on the next $200,000
(d) on the remainder


Motorcycles and motor tricycles



(a) Goods vehicles, other than van-type light goods vehicles (LGV)

(b) Van-type LGV not exceeding 1.9 tonnes permitted gross vehicle weight:
(i) on the first $150,000
(ii) on the next $150,000
(iii) on the remainder
(c) Van-type LGV exceeding 1.9 tonnes permitted gross vehicle weight


Taxis, Light buses, Buses and Special purpose vehicles


Application for the registration and licensing of a left-hand drive vehicle will not be accepted unless there are special circumstances.

For the "Procedures for Importation and Registration of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles", please click here PDF (1.1 MB).

Notes for attention:

Applicants are required to produce proof of present address (residential address and correspondence address). Transport Department may suspend the processing of licensing applications until the production of address proof.

For reference purposes, the public can search the current highest approved Published Retail Price (PRP) of the vehicle models by using the searching function in the Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax System of the Customs and Excise Department accessed through the websites of Transport Department or Customs and Excise Department.

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