The scenic city of Arraiján is a corregimiento in the District of Arraiján in Panama. It is also the seat of the same district. If you intend on moving here for a long time or permanently, shipping your vehicle to Panama will be the right decision.
However, you might want to rely on a reputable shipping agent, instead of navigating through the complex procedures on your own. With this in mind, the A1 Auto Transport might just as well be what you are looking for. We are reputable and experienced with a good track record when it comes to shipping to Panama, in particular. There are ports in the southern parts of the USA that you can choose from such as Miami, Galveston, Houston and Port Everglades. What is more, Port Cristobal in Panama is a major port as well.
There are a few things which are going to determine the overall price of the shipping process. One option in front of you is the door-to-port service or you can go for a port to port shipping. Of course, you can also choose the roll on/roll off shipping method which means that your vehicle is going to be strapped on a shipping dock within a freight ship and sailed off to the destination port.
The RORO method, however, means that your vehicle is going to be exposed to the elements throughout the entire time. You can purchase insurance when you ship and the cost of the premiums is based on the size of the vehicle and the end date. There are also taxes as well as tariffs which need to be cleared upon arrival. All of these fees can get rather high but you can get a quote from the A1 Auto Transport, in order to be properly prepared.
The A1 Auto Transport service is going to help you get all the necessary documents and paperwork filled out from the start to the finish. It is also a good idea to look over all of the requirements in order to ensure that everything is on point. The right kind of documentation is absolutely mandatory if you want to receive customs clearance. Some of these include:
- Proof of ownership- passport, photo ID.
- Insurance on the vehicle.
- Bill of Lading.
- Vehicle purchase invoice.
You would also have to make sure that your vehicle is actually eligible for importation in Panama. In order to do so, you can go to Title 19 of U.S. Code of Federal regulations. We are going to file the necessary documents 72 hours in advance as this is required by the US Customs.
Once your vehicle arrives in Panama, you would have to retrieve it. You need to make sure that you are there personally or the Panama Customs Department might actually decline to release the vehicle. You are going to need to pay all the taxes and duties upon arrival and your vehicle is going to be inspected before it’s released. The taxes are rather high and you might want to check with the Embassy of Panama in advance.
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.