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Ambilobe is a city located in the Diana region and is a part of the Ambilobe district in Madagascar. The country is an island nation and is located in Western Indian Ocean. The town is also its capital and it’s situated at the Mahavavy River.
In order to make sure that your vehicle arrives in Madagascar without any additional hassle, you might want to make sure that you adhere to all of the shipping requirements. Keep in mind that working with a reputable shipping agent is definitely advisable as they understand all legal and logistics aspects of the shipment and make it a seamless process. With this in mind, the A1 Auto Transport service has over 20 years of international shipping experience and is capable of providing you with all the professional help you need. We are going to make sure that the troubles are thoroughly reduced to nil.
A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.
In order to ship your vehicle to Madagascar you would have to get in touch with a distributor who has thorough and sound connections localized within the authorities themselves. A1 Auto Transport Service agents have worked with Madagascar in the past and they know what to expect and how to translate your requests to Malagasy as well as French, both of which are spoken there. However, apart from that, you would also need:
- A valid driver’s license.
- Original purchase or an invoice of commerce.
You should also get your vehicle prepared, which entails:
- Emptying your entire car of gasoline and other liquids which are flammable.
- Remove the battery.
- Take out all personal items.
What is more, you should also abide by the Madagascar Customs Authority regulations as not following them is going to result in higher expenses. If you don’t follow the rules and regulations of importing, you may find that your vehicle will be confined for a period of time while the issues are addressed. Keep in mind that all automobiles are taxed with 118% of its CIF value if it was registered for less than one single year. If the period is longer than that and its registered in the name of the importer than there are no duties.
You can choose between the traditional RORO and container shipping. The former is going to require you to thoroughly clean your vehicle and get rid of all personal belongings as they are not allowed. You have to leave nothing in the car but the floor mats, car jacks and a spare tire. Container shipping, on the other hand, is more appropriate if you want to ship personal belongings. You get to choose between a 20ft and a 40ft container which is at your private disposal. That’s why it’s also a bit more expensive.
Driving in Madagascar.
Roads in Madagascar are not paved and developed all the way throughout so you may not be aware of the road conditions that you will need to endure while driving. The main roads that connect to the major areas of tourism are normally maintained.
Because good transportation is hard to come by, it’s important that you arrange for import as soon as you know that you are traveling to Madagascar. You can learn more about importing there by contacting A1 Auto Transport Service and begin your request for import.