Import Laws to Follow When Shipping a Car from the US to Austria

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Import Laws to Follow When Shipping a Car from the US to Austria

Shipping something as precious and valuable as a car to another country is intimidating. So when you must ship your car to Austria from the U.S., make sure you hire a reputable overseas transporter service.

You want the most reassurance you can find in a company when you trust them with your vehicle.

One of the ways transport professionals are helpful is by helping their customers with the compliance of import laws. This is the trickiest part of the entire international shipping process. The laws change from time to time. It is highly recommended that anyone shipping outside of the U.S. contact the embassy of the country they’re shipping to. In this case, call the Embassy of Austria to learn of the current import laws in place.


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Auto Import Laws and Information on Shipping to Austria.

All regulations stated in the country’s import policy in regards to the vehicle must be met if import approval is to be achieved. Provide the Customs department with this proof to get the certificate needed for the car to make it lawfully into Austria.

Documents Needed.

  • Vehicle Title & Registration.
  • Vehicle Paperwork.
  • Invoice/ Purchase Order.
  • Form T 1 (if applicable).

Import Regulations.

  • If relocating, import is duty free.
  • Shipping customer must have owned the vehicle for 6 months prior to the transport.
  • NOVA tax must be paid. This tax is anywhere from 8-14%.
  • The car is approved separate from other goods.
  • Custom clearance is necessary.
  • File application for T 1 form.

When your vehicle is approved, the transport can begin. The car will easily enter the country safely. Make sure you’re at the proper port for the retrieval of the vehicle. Ports will not hold a vehicle without charging.

Joe Webster

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 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, Inc., 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.

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