The act of shipping a bike overseas is one that should only professional international motorcycle shipping companies should handle. It takes a great deal of experience and equipment to efficiently carry out an overseas vehicle delivery.
The bike must have security during its travels and the vehicle owner must prepare accordingly for the transport. All of this information will be given to you by the shipping company you chose to hire.
The cost of international motorcycle transport is hard to determine without certain details about the bike. The weight, make and model, and other characteristics will affect the final costs. The time and length of distance in which the bike will need to travel as well as the way it is shipping are also determining factors.
Don’t Forget the Taxes and Duties Associated with the Motorcycle’s Import.
Aside from paying for your motorcycle’s shipping services, import duties and taxes must be addressed separately. The total of taxes due may easily exceed what you paid for in transport services. Provide proof of payment to the Customs department so they can give you the certificate of import approval. This certificate must be granted before the day your motorcycle is due to ship out of the U.S. If not, the car will not ship off to its destination. To figure out what you owe in taxes, call the embassy of the nation you are shipping to.
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.