Charleroi is both a city and a municipality of Wallonia which is located in the Hainaut province of Belgium. However, if you want to move there for business or study, for instance, having your own car is definitely going to provide you with a lot of advantages.
Importing vehicle the city is cheaper and easier from the USA than buying a new car, because of common trade agreements and simplified procedures.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Charleroi
|Charleroi to (New York port) to New York, NY||$275||$2250||5+13 days|
|Charleroi to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$3150||5+13 days|
|Charleroi to (New York port) to Boston, MA||$400||$2250||5+13 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Charleroi||$475||$3150||6+31 days|
|Charleroi to (California port) to Phoenix, AZ||$550||$3150||6+31 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Charleroi||$575||$2250||6+13 days|
|Charleroi to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$2250||6+13 days|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Charleroi||$775||$3150||7+31 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Charleroi||$800||$2250||6+13 days|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Charleroi||$1,025||$3150||7+31 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
Importing from USA.
You have to know that Belgium has pretty stringent regulations for importing a vehicle from a non-EU country. However, it’s definitely not impossible but the process is going to take a while more. If you are going to use the vehicle, as a personal one you have to declare it and you would be exempt from VAT and some other duties. You can only do this if:
- You have lived outside the EU or Belgium for at least 1 year prior to filing for this permit.
- The car has been purchased within the US at least 6 months before the shipping.
- You have paid the VAT before importing the car to Belgium.
- You intend to use it for at least a year in Belgium.
How A1 Autotransport can help you?
Belgium is known for its stringent laws when importing a vehicle from a non-European Union country. Keep in mind that working with an experienced shipping agent like the A1 Auto Transport service is definitely advisable. Apart from that, you would also have to provide the authorities with the following documentations which include but are not limited to:
- Bill of purchase.
- VAT proof and other paid taxes.
- Letter of exemption (if any).
- Passport of the owner.
- Proof of residency from outside of the EU.
- Bill of Lading.
Duties and taxes
However, if your vehicle does not qualify for the aforementioned tax exemption, you would be subjected to the requisite levies, VAT and customs duties based on the current market value of your vehicle. After you have imported the car, you’d have to register it in Charleroi with the Belgian Transport Services and this has to be done within the first six months. You can take advantage of the following shipping methods:
- RORO: This is the most commonly used shipping method but you would have to leave nothing in your car but the spare keys, spare tire, floor mats and car jacks. Furthermore, you should remove all air conditioner gasses and steam clean the car in order to avoid any unwanted delays.
- Shipping in an enclosed container: You can choose between 20ft and 40ft container and you can ship as many personal belongings within it as you want and need to. It is a bit slower and more expensive than the RORO but it’s more convenient if you have other personal belongings to ship.
You will need to decide upon the best method of the shipment so that we can offer you a free quote based on that. It is best to consider your budget and requirements before selecting. If we can be of any assistance, in helping you decide, please call us today. Additionally, you can check with the Embassy of Belgium for more information.
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.