About the Import Duties and Restrictions for Shipping a Car from the USA to Argentina

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About the Import Duties and Restrictions for Shipping a Car from the USA to Argentina

Every country has its own set of rules and regulations for allowing auto import. Some countries are extremely strict and the duties are very high, while others are just the opposite.

That’s why it’s important to hire a reputable transport company to ship your car from the U.S.A. to Argentina. They can help you gather all of the proof needed to make sure that your car is approved by Customs for import.


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After you had already scheduled to ship your car to Argentina through professionals, start paying off the duties and tariffs. You will need proof that they were paid to show the Customs office when you go up there.

  • 5% tariff for cars.
  • 5-21.5% tariff for trucks.
  • Provincial sales taxes.
  • 21% VAT for cars.
  • 5% VAT for trucks.
  • 6-8% additional VAT.
  • 5% duty surcharge.
  • 3% statistical tax.
  • 3% advanced profit tax.

Another part of preparing for transport is by making sure that the vehicle complies with the import policy. This could be extremely simple or very difficult. It truly depends on the country’s laws and what type of vehicle you want to ship. Argentina has only a couple restrictions, but they can make it harder to get a car imported.

  • All used vehicles are banned from entering the country.
  • An import license is required.

The Embassy of Argentina can provide the current auto import restrictions and information. Give them a call a few weeks before the planned transport. You will need enough time to collect and prepare the documents for the Customs office where you gain import approval.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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