The process of shipping a car to another country is one that should only be looked after by professionals that have experience in the industry. Otherwise, you may lose out of money or even worse- your car.
Always be cautious about who you hire to trust your car’s delivery with. Not all transporters are reliable.
Before you schedule with a transporter to ship your car to Italy, think about the shipping services available to you. This will play a huge role in your final shipping costs. For such long distance transports, container shipping methods are recommended.
International Shipping Services.
- Enclosed Shipping.
- RO/RO Shipping.
- Guaranteed Delivery Services.
- Expedited Shipping Services.
- Insurance Coverage.
- Real-Time Tracking Services.
- Customized Options.
The services you choose should be the ones you feel most secure about. It also depends on your budget and the type of vehicle you are having shipped over to the country. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra to make the process even easier and safer.
What to Expect with Italy’s Import Taxes and Duties.
Importing your car from the US requires you to pay an import duty and a registration fee. Used cars have a higher import tax. Owners of new cars imported into Italy have to pay the standard VAT of 22%. If you can prove that you have been the owner of your car for over 12 months, you can import the vehicle duty-free. The Embassy of Italy can provide any information you need in regards to import laws.
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.