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Located approximately thirty-one miles from Djibouti, Dânan is a village in the southern part. Over the last few years, it has emerged as a major town in the country.Whether you are coming to Dânan for a short visit, tour, work, or education, you may want to consider bringing your own vehicle with you. Public transport is not very popular there and most of the roads are unpaved.
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Whether you are coming to Dânan for a short visit, tour, work, or education, you may want to consider bringing your own vehicle with you. Public transport is not very popular there and most of the roads are unpaved.
Laws and taxes on importing a vehicle are constantly changing so before you begin the process of importing your vehicle, you will need to discuss the latest rules and regulations with the Djibouti Customs Authority. You can also hire a confident transporting company like A1 Auto Transport Service to assist you in the exporting and importing of your vehicle. With over twenty years of experience, they can assist you with the procedures, the documents needed, and the addressing of any issue you may run into while importing your vehicle.
You will first need to notify the U.S Customs and Border Protection Agency before you begin so you can submit your intent to import your vehicle to Dânan in Djibouti. In addition to your notification letter, you will also need to provide a copy of the following documents:
- Car title.
- Proof of ownership.
- Insurance verification.
- Purchase invoice.
- A copy of passport.
- EIN letter.
- Import Permit.
Motor Vehicle Regulations.
You can import a vehicle that is left-hand driven only. Although the laws are flexible, the taxes are fixed based on the engine capacity. Vehicles with 1000cc – 1300cc is charged at 30%. Vehicles with 1800cc or more is charged at 100% of the vehicle value based on the evaluated price and shipping charges. If you are not sure of how much you will pay in taxes, you can talk to A1 Auto Transport Service who will provide a free quote on your total shipment.
The regulations for importing states that the owner of the vehicle must be present when the vehicle arrives at the port. If you are not able to pick up your vehicle, you can issue Power of Attorney to A1 Auto Transport Service who will represent you on your behalf. The Power of Attorney will need to be submitted before your vehicle is shipped so customs can verify.
You will have two options to choose from when shipping your vehicle to Dânan, Djibouti. Container shipping is the best way to secure your vehicle during transport but it is also the most expensive. With this method of shipping, your vehicle is placed inside a container where it is sealed up and loaded onto the ship for transport. This method of shipping protects your vehicle from all types of weather. You will also be able to ship personal/household items with your vehicle inside the container.
The Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle, however, there are a few rules you will need to follow in order to use this method. First, your vehicle must be cleaned out completely. Unlike the container shipping method, no personal items are allowed inside the car during the RORO transport. With RORO, the vehicle is driven onto the deck of the ship, fastened down in a bay and then transported.
If you have any questions regarding importing to Djibouti, you will need to contact A1 Auto Transport Service or contact the Embassy of Djibouti for further information.