The process of shipping a car to another country from the U.S. isn’t something that many can carry out without the right gear and experience. It takes a great deal of durable transport equipment, the right ship, and knowledge of foreign import policies.
The best way to guarantee your car arrives in the country safely is by hiring a trusted transport service.
The best part about international auto transporters is their cheap rates and guarantee of the car’s safe delivery. The experience and guidance provided by the transporter specialists make it so much easier to get through the process of shipping successfully. All transport services are set at reasonable prices so that anyone can take advantage of them without much concern of their budget.
You must provide detailed information to the transporter so that they can give you the most honest quote on their shipping services. This is the only way to get a more accurate quote. Otherwise, you can assume that your overseas shipping services will cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 on average.
Information Needed for a Quote.
- Age and weight of the vehicle.
- Vehicle specs.
- Distance from the car’s home in the United States to its destination.
- Desired shipping services.
Don’t Forget the Import Duties and Taxes of the Other Country.
Aside from paying for transport services, import duties and taxes must be addressed separately. The total of taxes due may easily exceed what you paid for in transport services. Provide proof of payment to the Customs office so they can issue the certificate of import approval. This certificate must be granted before the day of transport. If not, the car will not ship off to the country.
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.