While adhering to the regulations of Customs and the restrictions set by the transport company can be time consuming, they are rather simple to fulfill. The most difficult part is getting all of the proof needed to earn import approval.
Luckily, the transporter will have staff available at all times to help you through the process of preparation. By calling the Embassy of Afghanistan, you can learn more about the country’s import policies.
It is important that you stay organized during the preparation process. This means staying on top of everything, including the gathering of all documents, prepping the car, paying all duties, and completing all requirements in time for transport. Creating a checklist is always smart and it helps you stay on top of matters dealing with the transport.
What Are the Two Main Shipping Methods?
Shipping your car to Afghanistan is a very delicate process that must be cared for responsibly by professionals. There are three methods of shipping that experts usually offer customers due to their security. One of the three transport methods is less likely to be used due to its high costs.
- Container Transport- enclosed.
- RO/RO Transport – open air.
RO/RO shipping is the most favorable option for many international transport customers. This method is also the cheapest. It requires the vehicle to roll on and off of the ship. The vehicle will be secured to the freight ship, exposed to the weather and roaring waters. This is one reason why insurance coverage is a requirement for all transport companies.
Container shipping is one of the more costly services available. Even with its higher costs, this method is very popular among individual shipping customers. Many use this method so that the car is kept safer and so that other belongings can also go inside for delivery too.
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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