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Subsequent to booking the vehicle’s shipping process, call the Embassy of Gambia. They will help you understand the regulations associated with the current import policy. The accurate tax and duty rates are something else you should ask them about. You can get the taxes paid off early so proof they were paid can go to Customs with the rest of the recommended documents. Customs authorizes import approval to those that bring in all of the documents listed in the import policy. The car needs to meet the specifications also mentioned in the policy.
Documentation Needed for Import Approval
- Original Shipping Invoice.
- Inventory List (when other items are shipped).
- Insurance Proof.
- Original Sale Invoice for Car.
- Proof of Paid Taxes.
Import Taxes and Duties for Cars
- Government Sales Tax.
- Customs Processing Fees.
- ECOWAS Tax.
- Import Duty.
Other taxes and duties may apply to your car’s import. Everything is reliant on the vehicle type and the country’s percentage rates at the time of the transport. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time to come up with the money for the taxes. They must be paid to gain import approval.
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.
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