Complying with the Import Policy When Shipping a Car from the USA to Iraq

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Complying with the Import Policy When Shipping a Car from the USA to Iraq

If you have to ship a car to Iraq from the U.S., you must fulfill the requirements set by Iraq in their auto import policy. This means that the vehicle must meet the country’s restrictions and all import taxes must be paid. Believe it or not, Iraq’s shipping regulations are not as strict as many other countries.

They only have one specific law that might cause some issues. Iraq doesn’t allow any unarmored vehicles less than 2 years old to be imported from abroad.

Trying to understand foreign laws is difficult for anyone, especially for those who have never had to deal with them for any reason. That is why overseas transporters train their employees to help their customers comply with the regulations set by Iraq and all other countries. Even though you have the transporter’s vast knowledge of overseas auto import, you should contact the Embassy of Iraq to learn about the latest import laws in place. These laws, as well as the import duty rates, can change at any time.


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The Documentation Needed for Import Approval.

  • Proof of Ownership.
  • License and Passport.
  • Proof of Purchase.
  • Title and Registration.
  • Proof of Paid Import Duties.
  • Certificate of Conformity.
  • Proof of Passed Inspections.

You may be asked to provide Customs with other information as well before you can ship your car to Iraq. Let the transport company help you find all of the necessary documents so that you can gain approval for the car’s import.

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 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, Inc., 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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