Exporting used cars to Trinidad and Tobago

Here at Beck Evans we’re delighted to be able to offer you the option to export a used or new prestige vehicle to Trinidad and Tobago.

What makes us different is that we specialise in VAT qualifying prestige vehicles. This means that when these vehicles are exported, you will not need to pay any VAT on the car, which can work out to be a very large cost saving.

Trust in our customer service

We know that exporting a used or prestige vehicle for you requires you to place a lot of trust in us. We’re proud of our high quality of customer service, but don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our customer reviews – there are over 800 reviews which we’re confident will help to give you peace of mind.

Delivery of your prestige new or used car to Trinidad and Tobago

Shipping options

There are two main options for shipping your vehicle.

  1. The slow boat – delivery within approximately 36 or 42 days

    There are two slow boat options from the UK - one operating from Tilbury Docks, and the other from Southampton.

    • A container ship travelling from Tilbury Docks (UK) and sailing to the Port of Spain (Trinidad) takes approximately 36 days and operates as a weekly service.
    • A roll-on/roll-off service operates from Southampton (UK) and sails to the Port of Spain (Trinidad). This service takes approximately 42 days and operates twice a month.
  2. The fast boat – delivery within approximately 12 days
    • A roll-on/roll-off service operates from Portsmouth (UK) and sails to the Port of Spain (Trinidad). This service takes approximately 12 days and operates once a month.

Shipping fees

Shipping costs vary dependant on the size of the car, or container. All the fees quoted include a vehicle inspection at Beck Evans, delivery to the UK port, completion of all UK paperwork, and the return of all the paperwork direct to your home address, via DHL.

  • Saloon roll-on/roll-off £1550
  • Saloon 20ft container £1850
  • 4x4 roll-on/roll-off £1700
  • 4x4 20ft container £2100

Please get in touch if you need any further information.

VAT exclusion – save 20% on the car purchase price

Please note that by purchasing the vehicle direct from Beck Evans and exporting to the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, if we also arrange the shipping for you, we are able to exclude VAT from the sale price of the vehicle, saving you a huge 20%.

What are VAT qualifying vehicles and why will purchasing one save you money?

For many years, Beck Evans have purchased Value Added Tax (VAT) qualifying cars. These are vehicles that have already had the VAT paid to Customs and Excise, but not had the VAT recovered by the buyer. If we arrange the shipping of the VAT qualifying vehicle that you are purchasing, we do not charge VAT. We are able to pass this large cost saving directly on to you. Please speak to a member of the Export Team for more information about our VAT qualifying export cars.

Let us help you source your dream car

If we don’t currently have in stock the vehicle that you desire, we can conduct a no obligation search to help find your dream motor. Get in touch and we will get the search for your dream car underway. Use Beck Evans to help source your new car

Watch a live demo now

  • There’s no need to go anywhere, you can watch a live vehicle demo from the comfort of your home
  • With access to Skype or FaceTime, we can give you a detailed vehicle tour, and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about exporting your car to Trinidad and Tobago.

The UK leaders of prestige car export

If you’re considering importing your prestige car to Trinidad and Tobago, then you need to talk to us here at Beck Evans. We have more than 20 years of experience in the auto trade, and offer a streamlined service, at a great price, for exporting the very best new and used cars.

Our dedicated support team will handle the whole export process, offering you advice every step of the way. We are highly experienced in logistics and can guarantee that we will find you the best shipping rates, no matter how many vehicles you wish to export to Trinidad and Tobago.

If you’d like your vehicle to undergo an independent pre-shipping inspection, we’re very happy to offer this service for an extra fee. This check helps to give our customers extra peace of mind before their car starts its journey to Trinidad and Tobago.

Export service for dealers or private individuals in Trinidad and Tobago

Dealers or private individuals based in Trinidad and Tobago that are looking for prestige vehicles should consider our export service – we’re happy to help supply new or used left-hand and right-hand vehicles.

Why use Beck Evans to export a used car from the UK?

  • Quality standards. We thoroughly check all the vehicles we export, ensuring they meet all inspection criteria.
  • Exceptional reputation. Over the last five years we have exported hundreds of cars – you’ll find our customer satisfaction ratings are outstanding.
  • Complete pre-export vehicle checks – before we export, we undertake full vehicle checks including a full HPI check.
  • Complete service – vehicles are given a full service to check that everything is in order.
  • We save you money – we secure the best prices and pass the savings on to you.

4x4 exports to Trinidad and Tobago

Want to purchase a 4x4 from the UK and export it to Trinidad and Tobago? We can offer you huge savings!

We’re specialists in quality used cars, and our stock includes Land Rovers and other 4x4 vehicles – ideal for island life. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the jungle or the mountains, a prestige 4x4 will enable you to see all the unique highlights of these South Caribbean islands. 

Leading exporters of luxury and sports cars to Trinidad and Tobago

Thinking about exporting your Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes or other prestige car to Trinidad and Tobago? Let us handle the export for you. We will work to make the whole process seamless, ensuring that your vehicle arrives in perfect condition.

Once your car arrives, you’ll be ready to hit the road and take in all that these islands have to offer. Whether you’re looking for nature or nightlife, you’ll find it all here - from the Maracas National Park in Trinidad, to world-class diving in Tobago.

Ordering a new car to Export outside of the UK

As part of our export service, Beck Evans can also order any new cars for clients, with competitive discounts.

All vehicles are HPI checked and examined thoroughly prior to export. Should you require further peace of mind, Beck Evans is happy to arrange independent inspections of your vehicle prior to sale, for an extra charge. Simply ask a member of our staff for more information.

Beck Evans will also send via air mail all relevant documentation for export, as soon as we receive it.

Beck Evans, by reputation are experts in Exporting Cars outside of the UK

Beck Evans is now able to help in the export sale of vehicles to overseas customers on a regular basis, with a wide range of countries currently served with a similarly wide range of VAT qualifying cars. Take a look at our current stock list to learn more.

We are happy to arrange an export service for dealers and private individuals abroad, supplying both left hand drive and right hand drive vehicles. If you are a dealer and we do not currently have the cars that you are looking for in stock, please contact us and we will try to source the cars for you.

Our service is enhanced by our extensive knowledge of the by-laws and regulations of our trading partner countries. Beck Evans seeks to be at the forefront of this field and has gained an especially high reputation in the South East Asian, African and New Zealand export markets.

Attention Export Customers

If you are a NON European Union customer wishing to permanently export a used VAT Qualifying vehicle outside of the EU then it is possible for you to claim back the VAT on the purchase price of the vehicle. This only applies to certain used vehicles that are invoiced as VAT Qualifying.

We have a good selection of used VAT qualifying vehicles in stock. These vehicles are invoiced with VAT.

For example a used VAT Qualifying vehicle purchased at £25000.00 will show a VAT content of £4166.66 on the invoice. This means that you have the potential to claim the VAT back once the vehicle is permanently exported outside of the E.U.

*Please note this facility is not available to E.U. customers. We do not offer specific tax advice to individual customers. Please check with UK Customs and Excise to ensure that you qualify for this facility before you make your purchase.

Useful Goverment Sites for Exporting Cars to other countries

Checkout these useful sites which can assist with VAT & custom related vehicle laws applicable to each country:

Country Website
Australia www.customs.gov.au
India www.cbec.gov.in
Island of Jersey www.gov.je
Island of Guernsey www.gov.gg
Indonesia www.beacukai.go.id
Kenya www.revenue.go.ke
Malawi www.mra.mw
Malaysia www.customs.gov.my
Namibia www.namibia-1on1.com/namibia-customs-excise.html
Netherlands www.belastingdienst.nl
New Zealand www.customs.govt.nz
South Africa www.sars.gov.za
Sudan www.customs.gov.sd
Sweden www.tullverket.se/en
Switzerland www.zoll.admin.ch
Tanzania www.tra.go.tz
Thailand www.customs.go.th
Uganda www.ura.go.ug
USA www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/importing-car
Vietnam www.customs.gov.vn
Zambia www.zra.org.zm
Zimbabwe www.zimra.co.zw

Shipping Export Cost

Beck Evans can help with any Freight/Shipping requirements of export vehicle with our wealth of knowledge and vast contact list im sure we can help with any requirement you may have.

Below are the sea freight rates - other destination prices will be subject to quote.

  • Please note the prices below do not included marine insurance.
  • Rates exclude customs fees at destination, demurrage or quay rent at destination.
  • Destination storage duties, taxes or other sums due to government department destination customs clearance.
  • Prices for Shipping are an indication rate only and are subject to change at any time.
  • If there is an individual requirement/different location you would like to ship to or use air freight please contact Beck Evans.
  • We do offer marine insurance upon request quotations can be sent.
  • Vehicle collection and delivery service to ports available please email for quote.

Pre-Shipment Inspections

If you need advice or guidance on pre-shipment inspections please visit www.jevic.com Jevic by reputation are world renowned experts for pre-shipment inspections and this site will help you understand more about what is needed.

*Below are prices for RORO and containers, so exporting cars to different countries will allow both these options but sometimes only one option will apply, so remember that if you are unclear with any aspects of exporting your vehicle, please contact us we are happy to assist.

RORO (Roll on Roll off)
Prices from Saloon Car 4x4
Botswana POA POA
Caribbean £930.00 £1,190.00
Channel Islands POA POA
Jersey POA POA
Guernsey POA POA
Ghana £900.00 £1,150.00
Ireland POA POA
Kenya, Mombasa £900.00 £1,000.00
Mauritius £1,550.00 £1,550.00
Mozambique, Maputo £900.00 £1,250.00
Namiba, Walvis Bay £900.00 £1,050.00
South Africa, Durban £900.00 £1,150.00
Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam £900.00 £1,150.00
Uganda £900.00 £1,000.00
Zambia £900.00 £1,050.00
Zimbabwe £900.00 £1,150.00
Country Containers from
Australia £1,000.00
Belgium POA
Channel Islands POA
China £1,000.00
Cyprus/Limassol £1,100.00
Germany POA
Hong Kong £900.00
India £1,100.00
Indonesia £1,000.00
Ireland POA
Libya £1,250.00
Malaysia, port Kelang £1,000.00
Malta £1,200.00
Mauritius £2,100.00
Morocco £1,200.00
New Zealand See NZ Shipping Page
Pakistan £1,000.00
Seychelles £1,200.00
Singapore £850.00
Sri Lanka £1,200.00
Switzerland POA
Thailand £900.00
Trinidad and Tobago £1,200.00
Turkey RORO £850.00

For a definitive quote please email sales@beckevans.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here at Beck Evans, we understand how daunting this whole procedure can be, and we are here as professionals to make the whole transaction seamless for both parties. We have therefore created this page to help with the process.

Q: How do I buy a car that Beck Evans has advertised?

A: Firstly, give us a call or send an e-mail. We will run you through our terms of business and the range of payment options available.

Q: What do Beck Evans prices include?

A: The price advertised on the website is the price you will pay for the car if it is to be exported outside of the EEC. The prices is 'Ex-Works' from the UK. The does not included any transport or shipping.

Q: What checks are carried out prior to sale?

A: Quality inspection checks by fully qualified Beck Evans technician. We can service your vehicle to manufacturer specification if needed under 5000 miles or 6 months or if you have any other service requirements we can assist also - all work carried out to OE standards. HPI investigation, which includes finance checks, police interest/write off & V5 checks. Full Valet.

Q: Do we sell NEW cars?

A: Yes we do, we have excellent contacts and great discounts with many different suppliers meaning you can get a really competitive price on a new car, so please contact us so we can understand your requirements and help accordingly.

Q: To which countries do you export your vehicles?

A: We can export to any country where there is a legal law to import vehicle from UK. If you are not sure, please contact us for more info.

Q: Can Beck Evans arrange for the transport and shipping?

A: Yes - part of the service that we offer is inland transport and shipping to your port of choice anywhere in the world - the cost will vary, so for more details please contact us.

Q: Which shipping lines does Beck Evans use?

A: We have relationships with all of the major shipping lines giving us access to the best rates and services. References available on request.

Q: How is shipment arranged?

A: Upon receipt of your payment, we will arrange booking of your vehicle for shipping on the next available vessel. All shipping documents will be first sent by email and then sent by courier to you after the vessel sails. This is to ensure your documents will arrive before the ship arrives at your selected port.

Q: What are FOB & CIF prices?

A: CIF stands for (Cost+Insurance+Freight) it covers freight, port to port insurance and other costs of freight. FOB price stands for (Free on board price); it means that the price does not include insurance, Freight and Inspection charges.

Q: What documentation or information do I require from my side after I have confirmed a purchase?

A: You are required to provide us with the following info/docs:

  • a. Consignee Name
  • b. Consignee Address
  • c. Full contact information such as Contact No., Fax No., Email Address etc...
  • d. If the consignee and the purchaser are different than please let us know.

Please provide us with the above information in order to make sure that all the shipping documentation is correctly prepared before the shipment.

Q: Who would package & ship my car?

A: We prepare all our cars to the highest standards and just before shipping. If the car is being shipped by container we deliver it to a specialist freight Package Company that we have worked with closely for many years, so it can be safely stored and secured into its container.

Q How will I come to know the shipment date of my vehicle?

A: When your vehicle has been booked for shipment, our shipping department will create a shipping notification that will be sent to you via e-mail or fax indicating the estimated time of departure (ETD) and estimated time of arrival (ETA).

Q: How would my car be delivered to port?

A: We use a reputable logistics company to deliver our cars to port. Cars are not driven unless agreed with the customer.

Why Choose Us?

We are an independent family run business that has been trading since 1970
Customers say we are the next alternative to a main dealer.
We hand pick well specified vehicles and offer them to consumers at competitive prices and in doing so Beck Evans will be a competitive buyer of any part-exchange vehicle that is offered
Each vehicle is HPI checked and undergoes pre-delivery checks as well as any scheduled servicing carried out if required.
Vehicles over 3-years of age will in addition undergo MOT testing.
Many vehicles will have the benefit of an existing manufacturer's warranty for peace of mind.
Sales vehicles that are over 3-years old are offered for sale with parts and labour warranties that are underwritten by a major insurer. With the option to extend to up to 3 years cover.
Flexible Finance Packages

Customer Review

Excellent service and happy with the aftercare from Andrew

Anthony Casey - Sidcup, Kent

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The staff were great went to a lot of trouble to make sure I had all the information I needed about the car, gave me a cup of tea and left me to look through the paperwork. Answered all my questions. The car looked lovely and I was introduced to the mechanic who works on the cars. Passed AA inspection with flying colours, just one small adjustment was needed which Becks Evans workshop sorted. I was met at Sidcup station and driven to the car showroom payment was quick and easy and I left with a package of information on the car ensuring I had filled in the slip to go off to DVLA. I would most definitely recommend buying a car from Beck Evans, great car, great and efficient service.

Barbara Gray - Sidcup, Kent

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Matt dealt with me, very professional & knew what he was talking about dealt with every thing that was promised & I am a very satisfied customer

Mr Leeroy Colliard - Sidcup, Kent

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I found the service very professional. The customer service from Matt was excellent and my expectations were totally met. I will surely consider Beck Evan if I am buying a car again and will recommend them to any who wants to buy a car.

Joseph Udoyeh - Sidcup, Kent

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I was impressed with Beck Evans and in particular Tim who made buying my car a positive experience. I will definitely return to upgrade and would recommend to anyone who is after a good quality vehicle.

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