The used vehicle importers should complete the ‘Application for Vehicle Exhaust and Noise Emissions Compliance’ form and the ‘Noise Emission Certificate General Approval’ (NECGA).
Note- The applicant should submit all these to the Environmental Protection Department for approval.
No exemption is granted on diesel and commercial vehicles from emission requirements. However, used petrol cars imported in Hong Kong for personal use are exempted, if they meet the following criteria-
The used vehicle must be owned by the importer for more than 6 months in a region outside Hong Kong where he has normally resided prior to the application. Vehicle registered in the name of a company will not be exempted even though the company is wholly owned by the applicant.
The importer should obtain approval/exemption from the Environmental Protection Department before shipping their vehicles into Hong Kong, as it is necessary for the vehicle to show emissions compliance before it can be registered in Hong Kong.
Once the vehicle arrives in Hong Kong, it should be scheduled for the vehicle examination at the Vehicle Examination Centre. The importer has to bring the approval letter issued by the Environmental Protection Department to ensures that the car has complied with the vehicle exhaust emission and noise emission standards.