As to non-residential permanent visitors' cars for personal use, please see Measures of the Customs of the People's Republic of China for Supervising the Import and Export of Articles for Personal Use of Non-residential Permanent Visitors (Order of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (No.116)).
Pay taxes according to the rules.
a. Tariff rate: 25%; value added tax rate: 17%; consumption tax rate: 12% for cross-country vehicles installed with spark-ignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines with a displacement between 2.5 and 3.0 liters (please see also Announcement of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (No.25 of 2006).
b. Calculating formula: amount of tax= duty-paid price×tariff rate; amount of value added tax= (duty-paid price+ actual tariff levied+ actual consumption tax levied) × value added tax rate; amount of consumption tax= [(duty-paid price+ actual tariff levied)/ (1- consumption tax rate)] × consumption tax rate.
Materials and certificates required for application:
a. Application Form of Import and Export of Articles for Personal Use;
b. Valid entry and exit permit;
c. Permanent residence permit;
d. Certificate of identity, certificate from applicant's work unit;
e. Work unit's recorded certificates (e.g. approval certificate or certificate of business registration);
f. Certificate of permanent delegate or alien employment permit;
g. Other certificates required by the customs (e.g. bill of landing or invoice)
Above information is for your reference. Please refer questions to Customs when applying.
(China.org.cn November 29, 2007)