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Thailand's Top Car Exporter to Chile, the Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean

Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's oldest and largest auto exporter to the world. In the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is our largest market but Chile also represent an important market. Caribbean has been our playground for a very long time especially the Right Hand Drive countries and we have been exporting Right Hand Drive 4x4 pickups and SUVs to all the countries of the RHD Americas including Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Bermuda, Antigua Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Guyana, Suriname, and Falkland Islands. We are also Thailand's top exporter of Left Hand Drive 4x4 pickups and SUVs to Left Hand Drive countries of Central and South America.

Thailand's top car exporter and 4x4 exporter to the RHD Caribbean countries and LHD countries of Latin America

Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's and Dubai's top car exporter, Thailand's top auto exporter and Thailand's top 4x4 exporter of Right Hand Drive and Left Hand Drive vehicles to the Americas. We established our dominance in export of Right Hand Drive vehicles and have been Asia's top auto exporter to Right Hand Drive American countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Bermuda, Antigua Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Guyana, Suriname, and Falkland Islands.

We are proud to be Thailand's top car exporter to Trinidad and Tobago. We are also Thailand's and Dubai's top LHD exporter to Left Hand countries like Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Chile Import Rules

Import of used vehicles is banned unless it is brought in by a returning Chilean resident. Chilean residents who have lived abroad for a period of one year or more in a continuous basis and return home are entitled to import only one vehicle per person who has to be older than 18 years old. It can be a brand new or used vehicle irrespective of its activity, by paying full duties and taxes for its import. As for used vehicles, you are entitled to only a 50% exemption of customs duties surcharge corresponding to used goods. The vehicle will not be traded under any circumstance during a three year period from its import date.

Tariffs: All new imported motor vehicles and automotive parts are assessed Chile's uniform tariff rate of 6 percent, based on the CIF value, with the exception of vehicles coming from Canada and Mexico, and auto parts coming from Colombia and Venezuela due to bilateral agreements (see Various Trade Arrangements). Taxes:

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) of 18 percent, charged on the sum of the CIF value and the amount of the duty. This tax is chargeable to the importer, not the foreign supplier. (Imports by Chilean Government offices and Armed forces are not subject to import duties or taxes.)
  • Luxury tax: based on CIF value and included in the calculation of VAT, the luxury tax is charged on 85 percent of the car's value in excess of an amount which is adjusted annually according to U.S. wholesale price index. (The dollar amount as of January 2003 was $15,835.) This tax is assessed on all items in excess of this annually determined value. This tax is applied using the following formula: (CIF- 15,835) x 0.85. The luxury tax does not apply to buses, trucks, ambulances, off road vehicles, motor homes, or other special vehicles. The luxury tax is applied to those finished and semi-finished vehicles with a useful weight of under 2,000 Kg.
  • Other Measures: Import Restrictions: In Chile the importation of used vehicles is prohibited. Chile does allow imports of used ambulances, funeral hearse cars, fire-fighting vehicles, street cleaning vehicles, irrigation vehicles, towing vehicles, television projection equipment vehicles, armored commercial vehicles, workshop vehicles, cement making trucks, prison vans, radiological equipment vehicles, motor homes, off-road transportation vehicles, and other similar vehicles for special purposes, different from common transportation vehicles. These used vehicles pay an 8 percent import duty plus VAT. Fire-fighting vehicles are not subject to import duties, and pay the VAT on the CIF value only. A vehicle is considered new if: 1) It is of the current year; or 2) The model is of the last year but the importation occurred before April 30th and the vehicle has no more mileage than that required to transport the vehicle from the factory to the point of sale and according to customs it corresponds to a first transaction vehicle (i.e., the invoice is from the distributor or the factory). Special laws allow tax-exempt new/used car imports by persons returning from exile or returning after living abroad (for one complete year or more) for studies or work after a determined number of years. People domiciled in two domestic free trade zones, Iquique in the north and Punta Arenas in the south may also import used cars. Imports in these areas are exempt from customs duties and VAT. (See Various Trade Arrangements).
  • Automotive investment in Chile is governed by the "Automotive Statute", which allows any car assembly company to operate in Chile. The Statute establishes a 13 percent minimum of local content in vehicles assembled from completely knocked-down (CKD) kits and 3 percent for vehicles assembled from semi-knocked down (SKD) kits. Local vehicle assemblers and part manufacturers benefit from Article 3 of Law 18,483, which exempts imported auto parts and components from customs duties if the importer exports parts and components of specific, certified quality worth the same amount ex-factory. If exported alone, the parts must include in country value-added of at least 50 percent. If they are built into vehicles that are assembled in Chile and then exported, then the value-added component must be at least 70 percent. (This law is being replaced by a new law called the Arica Law which gives incentives to establish in the Arica industrial free trade zone for any manufacturing plant) An import report to the Central Bank is required, free of cost, for shipments above US$3,000 CIF for statistical record keeping purposes. Since September 1994, Chilean law requires that all vehicles meet EPA standards of 1987. (Light vehicles must comply with EPA 1991 standards, and soon TIER 1 or Euro 3 will apply to those vehicles used within the Santiago Metropolitan Area.) Catalytic converters are required on all new cars
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  • Various Trade Arrangements: U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement: concluded in December 2002 to be implemented during 2003. Several automotive provisions. Chile has bilateral trade agreements with Colombia and Venezuela which give auto parts zero tariff status. Chile also has a bilateral trade agreement with the European Union. Vehicles imported from Canada and Mexico fall under bilateral agreements and are not subject to import duties if they meet certain content requirements. Chile's trade agreement with Mexico covers fully assembled vehicles (of at least 32 percent Mexican origin including parts and labor). In the case of Canada, vehicles must have at least 20 percent Canadian parts content. Chile is involved in trade relationships with several multinational groups. Chile's membership in APEC may develop into very favorable trade terms. Chile has non-member associate status with MERCOSUR (made up of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) that will allow it market access with preferential tariffs. Chile is also involved in free trade negotiations with Korea and the European Union. Two domestic free trade zones exist: Iquique in the north and Punta Arenas (Regions I and XI) in the south. Imports in these two areas are exempt from customs duties and VAT. The regions immediately surrounding Iquique and Punta Arenas are considered an “extended” duty-free zone, which means that if goods are shipped outside the primary free zone but inside the extended area, they only pay 5.68 percent tariff. Vehicles shipped beyond these zones are responsible for full tariffs and taxes.

 

Thailand's Top new used car 4x4 dealer importer exporter to the Americas

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Americas    
Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas,
Antigua and Barbuda,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
St. Lucia, BermudaDominica, Grenada,
St. Kitts and Nevis, Aruba, Cayman Islands,
Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique
Trinidad & Tobago largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Barbados largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Jamaica largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Bahamas largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandAntigua Barbuda largest 4x4 Vigo export import Thailand Saint Vincent and The Grenadines largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Saint Lucia largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Bermuda largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandDominica largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Grenada largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Saint Kitts and Nevis largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Aruba largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandCayman islands largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Dominican Republic largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Haiti largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand St. Martin largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand
RHD South America Guyana, Suriname Guyana largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Suriname largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand
LHD South America Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil,
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Argentine's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Belize's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Bolivia's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Brazil's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandChile's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Colombia's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Costa Rica's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Dominican Republic's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandEcuador's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand El Salvador's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Guatemala's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Honduras largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandNicaragua's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Panama's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Paraguay's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Peru's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer ThailandUruguay's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand Venezuela's largest 4x4 Vigo exporter importer Thailand

We are Thailand's top car exporter to Asia, Thailand's top car exporter to Europe, Thailand's top car exporter to the Americas, Thailand's top car exporter to Africa and Thailand's top car exporter to the Pacific. No matter where in the world you are and whether your requirement is Right Hand Drive car or 4x4 or Left Hand Drive car or 4x4, Soni Motors Thailand, its used car division Jim 4x4 Thailand and its Dubai division Soni Motors Dubai are ready to serve all your automotive needs. In our 97 years proud history we have exported to over 100 countries in the world and continue to add new customers while not forgetting old customers and old countries. We have an 80% repeat and referral business rate, a testament to our superior customer service, honesty, great quality, great selection, great pricing and great speed of delivery. Thailand's top car dealer, Thailand top car exporter and Thailand's top 4x4 exporter is ready to serve you from either its Thailand or Dubai offices.

Exporting from Asia can be tricky as auto exporters and car exporters are dime a dozen. The stereotype of used car salesman is universal and based on some truth. With the advent of Internet the crooks have come out of the woodworks to separate the innocent from their money, Thailand is no exception. Caveat emptor - buyer beware - maxim has been heeded by businessmen since the time of the Ancients but it is most relevant when all it takes is a DSL modem, a nerdy kit with some HTML skills to put together a website, some Images (Pics) taken at your competitor's lots and you are in business. We have seen a parade of newbie auto exporters come in, offer great deals for a year or so perpetrating an elaborate Ponzi scheme and then disappear with millions of dollars of their customers very hard earned money. Will you trust a company that has been in business for 1 year or one that has been in business for 97 years and is well respected not only all over Asia but also beyond Asian boundaries. If someone offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Not all new entrants are crooks but there are some who in their quest for the fast buck wants to cut corners at the expense of the customer. When you work with Soni you have the peace of mind to know that we have been voted Thailand's most trusted dealership and Thailand's most trusted auto exporter five years in a row and it is for this reason that we have over 80% of the auto exporting market share in Thailand.

thailand top new used car exporter of 4x4 VIgo, triton to CARICOM RHD nationsSoni Motors Thailand, Bloomstar, Yasir, Jim 4x4 and other divisions of our parent company the Soni Group of Companies account for over 90% of Thailand auto exports to CARICOM nations.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is an organization of Caribbean nations and dependencies. Caricom's main purpose is to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy.

CARICOM's major activities involve coordinating economic policies and development planning; it also devises and institutes special projects for the less-developed countries within its jurisdiction. It also operates as a regional common market for many of its members (Caricom Single Market). It also operates the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which serves as the final court of appeal for many Caricom members and also handles regional trade disputes.

Currently CARICOM has 15 full members:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda (4 July 1974)
  2. Bahamas (4 July 1983) (not part of customs union)
  3. Barbados (1 August 1973)
  4. Belize (1 May 1974)
  5. Dominica (1 May 1974)
  6. Grenada (1 May 1974)
  7. Guyana (1 August 1973)
  8. Haiti (provisional membership on 4 July 1998, full membership on 2 July 2002)
  9. Jamaica (1 August 1973)
  10. Montserrat (a territory of the United Kingdom) (1 May 1974)
  11. Saint Kitts and Nevis (26 July 1974 as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla)
  12. Saint Lucia (1 May 1974)
  13. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1 May 1974)
  14. Suriname (4 July 1995)
  15. Trinidad and Tobago (1 August 1973)

There are five associate members (all British overseas territories):

  1. Anguilla (July 1999)
  2. Bermuda (2 July 2003)
  3. British Virgin Islands (July 1991)
  4. Cayman Islands (16 May 2002)
  5. Turks and Caicos Islands (July 1991)

There are seven observers:

  1. Aruba
  2. Colombia
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. Mexico
  5. Netherlands Antilles
  6. Puerto Rico
  7. Venezuela

Thailand's top Car exporter to the world

We are not Thailand's top car exporter because we are the oldest but because of our unwavering commitment to customer service, honesty, integrity, professionalism, great prices, great selection, great quality and quick delivery. Soni is a family-owned and family-operated dealership and we have been in business since 1911. Email us now at sonivigo@gmail.com to obtain your vehicle of your choice. Take a look at our selection of 4x4 vehicles to take your pick.

We are Thailand's top car exporter to Asia, Thailand's top car exporter to Europe, Thailand's top car exporter to the Americas, Thailand's top car exporter to Africa and Thailand's top car exporter to the Pacific. No matter where in the world you are and whether your requirement is Right Hand Drive car or 4x4 or Left Hand Drive car or 4x4, Soni Motors Thailand, its used car division Jim 4x4 Thailand and its Dubai division Soni Motors Dubai are ready to serve all your automotive needs. In our 97 years proud history we have exported to over 100 countries in the world and continue to add new customers while not forgetting old customers and old countries. We have an 80% repeat and referral business rate, a testament to our superior customer service, honesty, great quality, great selection, great pricing and great speed of delivery. Thailand's top car dealer, Thailand top car exporter and Thailand's top 4x4 exporter is ready to serve you from either its Thailand or Dubai offices.

Exporting from Asia can be tricky as auto exporters and car exporters are dime a dozen. The stereotype of used car salesman is universal and based on some truth. With the advent of Internet the crooks have come out of the woodworks to separate the innocent from their money, Thailand is no exception. Caveat emptor - buyer beware - maxim has been heeded by businessmen since the time of the Ancients but it is most relevant when all it takes is a DSL modem, a nerdy kit with some HTML skills to put together a website, some Images (Pics) taken at your competitor's lots and you are in business. We have seen a parade of newbie auto exporters come in, offer great deals for a year or so perpetrating an elaborate Ponzi scheme and then disappear with millions of dollars of their customers very hard earned money. Will you trust a company that has been in business for 1 year or one that has been in business for 97 years and is well respected not only all over Asia but also beyond Asian boundaries. If someone offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Not all new entrants are crooks but there are some who in their quest for the fast buck wants to cut corners at the expense of the customer. When you work with Soni you have the peace of mind to know that we have been voted Thailand's most trusted dealership and Thailand's most trusted auto exporter five years in a row and it is for this reason that we have over 80% of the auto exporting market share in Thailand.

Thailand's top New 2010 2009 2008 Toyota Vigo and used 1999, 2oo0, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Toyota Hilux Tiger and used 2004, 2005, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Toyota Hilux Vigo dealer, importer and exporter

Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's largest auto exporter: we are Thailand's largest Toyota Hilux Vigo exporter and export all types of vehicles from cars to sedans to pickups to SUVs to 4x2s and 4x4s to Trinidad and other parts of the Caribbean. Toyota Hilux Vigo is our largest pickup export in T&T followed by Mitsubishi L200 Triton, Nissan Navara, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Isuzu DMax, Mazda BT50 among others. Our top SUV export to Trinidad is Toyota Fortuner followed by Isuzu MU-7. We ship to over 100 countries in the world. Email us now at sonivigo@gmail.com for your Vigo of choice. If you are looking for Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Prado, Toyota Hilux Surf, Mitsubishi Pajero and other pickups and SUVs from our Dubai office in Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive please email our Dubai office at sonivigo@gmail.com now..

Pickups are among world's popular 4x4 vehicles and Soni Motors Thailand is Thailand's largest and oldest pickup and SUV exporter.

Toyota Hilux Vigo remains our best selling and top selling 4x4 pickup. If you are looking for Toyota Hilux Vigo 4x2 or 4x4 or single cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, extra cab Toyota Hilux Vigoand double cab Toyota Hilux Vigo, Soni Motors Thailand is the place.

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Soni Motors Thailand is a fully owned division of the Soni Group of Companies. We are Thailand's oldest and largest auto exporter and we are only one of the two auto exporting companies with any automotive experience. All the other auto exporting companies are run by investors - good ones and bad ones - who cannot tell a good car from a bad one and are in it only for money. We have been in the business for the past 97 years with a 80% repeat and referral business thanks to our expertise, honesty, high quality, low price and quick delivery among others. Please check what some of customers have to say about us in our Testimonials page and top twenty reasons our customers have cited for doing business with us.

If you are looking for a diesel pickup or sports utility vehicle then Soni Motors Thailand is the exporter of choice of thousands of dealers in Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific and the Americas. We provide top quality 4WD and 2WD pickups and 4x4 and 4x2 pickups and SUVs direct from the manufacturer Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan.

We were the first to export Toyota Hilux Tiger out of Thailand as we were Thailand's first auto exporter. We were also Thailand first auto exporter to export Toyota Hilux Vigo out of Thailand. Our Toyota Vigo prices can not be beaten! No one can beat our Toyota Hilux Tiger pricing, or our Mitsubishi L200 Triton, or Mitsubishi L200 Strada, Nissan Navara pricing. Our prices for all pickups and SUVs are the cheapest. We have Toyota Vigo 4WD double-cabs in stock as well as all other top selling pickups and SUVs and available for immediate shipping anywhere in the world.

 

 

 

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