ATV: Overseas Shipping Cost
ATVs are relatively affordable to ship; generally slightly more than the cost of shipping a motorcycle. Since most ATVs can fit inside of a shipping container, there are few special accommodations needed and they can be easily transported to another country along with anything else.
Most of the transport costs are due to one of two things: the weight of the ATV and how far it’s being shipped. Connected to these two price factors are the dimensions of the ATV and the specific country it’s being shipped to, which we’ll talk about in more detail below.
The weight of the ATV is probably the most important aspect of the shipping cost. The heavier the ATV—or any type of cargo, for that matter—the more it will cost to transport. Fortunately, most ATVs can fit easily into a shipping container, which opens up the possibility of shipping other items along with it, or potentially even splitting the cost of shipping a container with another party.
How far your ATV is shipped has a lot to do with the final price you’ll pay. Naturally, the countries that are closer, more easily accessible, and have good relations with the U.S. will generally be more affordable in shipping terms. Countries that are more remote or along less frequented transport routes will cost more. Another thing to keep in mind is that there are import taxes that will come into play (see below).
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ATV Import Taxes & Other Transport Costs
Import Taxes - By far one of the most important, and often overlooked, aspects of shipping a vehicle to another country are the costs associated with import taxes. With an ATV, taxes will be lower than they would for a car or truck, but that doesn’t mean it will be cheap.
Most import taxes are based on the value of the vehicle and/or the engine displacement. Engine displacement is fairly straightforward: some countries will assess a higher tax rate for larger engines. Value added tax (or VAT) is based on the value of the ATV and is assessed based on that country’s import guidelines.
In some cases, this may mean the taxes are as much as the cost of the ATV itself! Make sure you have a good understanding of these costs when considering how much you’ll pay.
Marine insurance - Companies that transport ATVs to other countries will provide the most basic of insurance, though you assume a lot of the liability. In some cases, it may make sense to purchase additional marine insurance if you feel that the value of your ATV necessitates it.
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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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