Let’s begin by saying that it is extremely difficult to get a used car into Indonesia. Unless you are a diplomat, used vehicle import remains prohibited. With that being said, new vehicles can be imported into the country.
By hiring a professional overseas transporter from the U.S., you can avoid a lot of the hassle. Fortunately, shipping services are known for their cost efficiency.
The cost of shipping a car to Indonesia relies on many different factors. That’s why all customers receive a quote before deciding upon services. If you have any questions about the quote you receive, don’t be afraid to ask. The customer service representatives will be able to break it down for you. Remember, that the quote you receive won’t include the duties charged by Indonesia for the import.
What Affects the Shipping Price?
- The age and condition of the automobile.
- 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.
The duties that must be paid to gain clearance for the vehicle’s import aren’t included in the bill given to you by the transport company. The taxes that you can expect to pay to Indonesia will include luxury tax, tariffs and a 10% VAT tax. Any vehicle with an engine over 3000 cc will be subjected to a 75% luxury tax. All other vehicle types will have a significantly smaller percentage to pay.
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.