The only way to guarantee a safe shipping process for your car’s travels from the U.S. to Sierra Leone is by purchasing transport services from a reliable company.
They should have years of experience in the industry of international auto transport. Not only do you need them for their ships and durable shipping equipment, but you will find their knowledge of foreign import laws extremely accommodating.
The cost of shipping a car through professional transport services is reasonable. The service rates are kept low so that anyone seeking auto transport can have their car shipped the right way regardless of their financial status. Unfortunately, the cost of transport services is lesser in cost than the amount you must pay in import taxes before the car ships to Sierra Leone and allowed to cross the border. Expect to pay other small costs too, especially if the country demands proof of passed inspections.
Sierra Leone’s Import Tax Rates
The import rates for Sierra Leone aren’t too high when compared to the rates other countries have set. Of course, the price you pay in taxes can’t be calculated without a little information from the shipping customer first.
What Affects the Import Rates?
- Size in Cubic Centimeters.
Sierra Leone has six tariff bands. These are set at 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 30%. Pay any demanded taxes and duties a couple weeks before the transport. Give the Customs department the receipt as proof. Bring all other requested documents with the proof of payment to earn a certificate of import approval. If you have any questions about the import taxes and duties call the Sierra Leone Embassy.
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.