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In 1975, Diego-Suarez became known as Antsiranana. It is in the north of Madagascar and is the capital of Diana Region. Located on Antsiranana Bay, Antsiranana is one of the largest deep-water harbors located in the Indian Ocean.
In case you are moving here for an extended period, it helps to have your own vehicle with you.
If you want to import your vehicle to Madagascar without too many issues, you will want to adhere to the rules and regulations set in place for importing a vehicle. The rules and regulations you must be familiar with pertaining to both the United States and Madagascar.
You will need to select a company like A1 Auto Transport Service to assist you in this difficult process of importing your vehicle. A1 Auto transport Service specializes in international shipping and this experience will prevent any delays when you import to Madagascar. A1 Auto Transport Service has been shipping vehicles for well over twenty years and has the expertise to assist you every step of the way, making your import experience more positive.
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Importing a vehicle to Madagascar can require a distributer with experience to work out any issues and follow the rules and regulations. A1 Auto Transport Service can assist you in every step of the way. In addition to the paperwork, we will also be able to assist in speaking the language of the natives which will help in communicating. It is easy to communicate as Madagascar Customs agents speak both Malagasy as well as French.
Requirements for shipping.
Imports require a lot of paperwork as all imports have to be verified. If you want to ship to Madagascar, you will need to bring with you the following documents:
- Your driver’s license.
- Car Insurance covering you internationally.
- Vehicle purchase invoice.
Preparing your Vehicle for Shipment.
In order to ship your vehicle, you will need to follow the guidelines otherwise your vehicle will be delayed or quarantined:
- Make sure that no gas or other flammable liquids are stored in the car.
- Remove the car battery.
- Remove all the personal items inside the car.
Before you begin the process, you will need to be aware of the expense of importing your vehicle. You will need to pay the following taxes/duties:
- Vehicles will be taxed and duties will be paid based on the vehicles cost, year, upgrade, make, and model.
- Vehicles will be charged a total of 118% of the cost, insurance, or freight (CIF) if the vehicle has been registered for under one year.
- If the vehicle has been in your name for at least one year, you will not be charged duty.
There are two main ports in Madagascar: Toamasina and Mahajanga. There are other ports close to these two ports, like Antananarivo, Morondava, and Toliaraa. There are two ways to ship your vehicle to Madagascar: Roll On/ Roll Off and container shipping.
- Roll On/Roll Off service: Places your vehicle directly on top of the freight ship where it is strapped down for the trip. This is the most affordable way to import a vehicle.
- Container shipping is a little more expensive but, you are able to fill up a container and your car with all your personal belongings.
All of these ports are directly linked to the public railway system. Not all roads in Madagascar are paved and developed. During the wet part of the year, transportation by vehicle can be difficult. Paved roads are connected to many of the major cities and areas so you can get around as long as you stay on the main roads.
When your vehicle arrives to port, and you can claim it, you will be able to choose the destination from there. Contacting A1 Auto Transport Service to figure out how you can save money, find the best route, and bring all the necessary paperwork with you so you don’t delay your import request. Additionally, you can contact the Madagascar Embassy for more information.