Choibalsan is known as the fourth biggest city in Mongolia. It has its location at the Kherlen River and at an approximate elevation of about 747 meters.
Mongolia is known to be landlocked and this is why in order to ship a vehicle there, requires a bit more effort. In the majority of cases you can ship the car by sea to an adjacent country.
Transporting vehicles from China.
In the majority of cases the vehicles are shipped to ports in China – the Tianjin or the Quingdao port. From there, the shipment is properly moved within a truck to Mongolia. The vehicle is delivered by land and this is why it’s left to the responsibility of a third party to make the final arrangements for the delivery. The documents are rather basic and they are as follows:
- Inventory list.
- Proof of owning the car for 6 months at least.
- Bill of Sale.
It’s important to know that only personal vehicles can be transported and not those that are going to be used for commercial purposes. You also can’t import a car which is older than 20 years and it has to be left-hand drive.
When dealing with ocean shipment and transporting a vehicle this way, you normally have two options. The first one is the so called roll on-roll of method which would require the car to be driven on to the shipping deck where it would be properly fastened. The second option is by using a shipping container. The latter involves storing your vehicle within a securely locked container. You can also ship other personal items that you wish to get transported along with your car. The fact that Mongolia is a landlocked country means that the shipment would arrive to a designated port in China and it is loaded onto a truck and driven to Choibalsan.
Requirements which has to be abided by in order to export a vehicle to Mongolia.
The documents that you need to provide are going to determine that the vehicle is your actual legal responsibility and you have the ability and power to transport it wherever you find fit. It is also mandatory to provide the authorities with proof of the value of the car – for tax reasons. The Ocean Bill of Lading is regulating the shipping requirements.
The residential status of the shipper is going to determine the exact amount of taxes and duties. You are also going to have to draft and sign an authorization letter that would empower a third party to transport your vehicle by land from China to Mongolia.
You should expect to be stopped for inspections at multiple places. You have to pay different fees for the particular inland transportation. You are going to have two different contact points in China and Mongolia and custom checks are mandatory. However, you have to make sure to check if there are any changes and amendments to the legislation as it tends to alter rather often. You can contact the Embassy of Mongolia to stay updated about it.
It is definitely true that shipping a car from USA to Mongolia can be bothersome and overwhelming. You have to start the process as soon as possible, especially if you are going to move to Choibalsan. This is going to aid you to smoothen up the entire process which could save you stress, time as well as money. The fact is that if you have everything thoroughly prepared including working with A1 Auto Transport service as your international shipping service, you are not going to have any kind of problems when shipping to Mongolia.
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.
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