Importing a car into Russia from the U.S.A. is much easier when you hire skilled transport services to oversee the delivery. Many people assume that the cost of shipping a car to Russia is too much for them to afford.
However, consider the advantages associated with having a private vehicle to travel the country. In time, you will be saving yourself the stress of taking public transit or having to buy a car in a foreign country.
Shipping services are known for their cost efficiency. They are much cheaper than any alternative options you may have thought up. Shipping through professionals is also the safest and most successful way to get a car into Russia from the U.S.A.
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Details that Affect the Cost of Shipping
- The age and condition of the car.
- The vehicle’s model and brand.
- The purpose of the vehicle.
- The duties associated with the import.
- The length of travel that’s included in the shipping process.
- The method of shipping you chose to have the car delivered.
- The transport materials and equipment used.
- Insurance coverage.
There may be other fees associated with your total cost. Simply ask the customer service representative for the transport company. They can explain it to you so that you understand what is included. You can also contact the Embassy of Russia for more information on the current auto import taxes.
Russia’s Import Taxes for Automobiles
When you ship a car to Russia, expect to pay about 25% of the car’s value in duty charges and a 20% VAT. These taxes must be paid before the vehicle is allowed to enter the country. Pay them and provide the Customs office with the proof. This is part of the process to gain approval for vehicle import into Russia.