Whenever there is the need to ship a car from the City of Miami to another country, it can be intimidating. There’s so much involved with an international transport of any kind. Not only must you find a dependable shipping company somewhere near Miami, but you must comply with the import laws of the country you’re shipping to.
This can take time and easily become confusing. A qualified transporter will have experience in dealing with foreign import policies. This will make the entire experience much easier.
When your search for the right shipping company has come to an end and you have scheduled your car’s transport, call the Embassy of Haiti to learn about the import laws and duty rates. This information is pertinent to the shipping process. If the right proof is not gathered for Customs, the duties are not paid, or your vehicle doesn’t meet the restrictions, then the import might be denied access. The car will not be able to cross through the country’s borders. Therefore, shipping services won’t be necessary.
What to Expect with the Import Duty and Tax Rates in Haiti.
Haiti is a country that doesn’t put as many restrictions on imports as some other countries. They also charge very little in import duties and taxes. In fact, any NGO/IO registered and recognized vehicles can enter the country duty-free if they have been approved.
According to the country’s import policy, the duty and tax rates vary anywhere between 2- 20%. Any car that's valued is over $2,000 will more than likely pay 20%. This is a rather low tax rate. Of course, there are many variables that will determine the amount of taxes you’ll have to pay. These fees must be paid before the transport date. Show proof of paid taxes and duties to the Customs office. They will give you the approval to ship your car to Haiti.
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.