As I understood I am free to import goods from other countries within Europe tax free. I have been living in The Netherlands for 3 years now, but I want to bring my car from home country, Latvia. Yet, the rules state that "Permits are granted to those who have lived in another EU state for at least twelve months and who have owned the car or motorcycle for at least six months. "
And "These restrictions are in place to stop Dutch residents buying much less expensive cars in Germany and bringing them back across the border to Holland."
Now, how is this legal? They are basically obstructing my rights to import goods freely, by adding additional rules. Is this legal to do, and can they enforce it?