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Shipping A Car To France

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Most cars shipped to France from the United States cost between $1,800 and $4,100.
  • If you’re shipping from the West Coast, it usually costs around $1,000 to first ship the vehicle to a port in on the East Coast for delivery to France.

Shipping a car internationally can seem like a daunting process, but with the right information and a reputable car transport company, it can be done in a smooth and efficient process.

The great news is there are a variety of resources and tools at your disposal, the website for the French Embassy in Washington being by far the most helpful (http://www.ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article782).

The most general rules apply to private vehicles, which consist, for all intents and purposes, of motor cars designed to transport people, and also include motorcycles.  Other rules and restrictions apply to vehicles for other purposes, such as trucks.

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Important Information to Note

  • Customs duties are due for ALL vehicles that are imported to France from the USA, and must be paid at the port of entry
  • A Value Added Tax (VAT) will also be assessed and that is a uniform applicable rate of 19.6% (also collected at the port of entry by the French Customs and Excise Service)

Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To France

  1. Original title with VIN
  2. License plate numbers
  3. Inventory or packing list
  4. Proof of residence
  5. Registration card
  6. Original title
  7. Purchase invoice
  8. Customs entry certificate (#846 A)

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Custom Duty Calculations

Unlike many countries, where the customs duties are varied and therefore hard to determine ahead of time, France offers a simple formula, so you can be prepared as to what to expect.  Please note, that these results are only estimates, and you should always verify directly with French Customs before shipping your vehicle.

All of the percentages listed below are based on the value of the imported vehicle, verified by either a commercial invoice showing transaction value (tax excluded), plus (if applicable) the cost of transport and insurance, and the value of any equipment incorporated in the vehicle.

  • Automobiles:  10% Customs Duty
  • Motor Homes:  10% Customs Duty
  • Motorcycles:  9% Customs Duty
  • House Trailers/Trailers:  5.3% Customs Duty

If you cannot provide a commercial invoice showing the value of the vehicle, the value will be assessed by a publication similar to Kelley Blue Book, or the manufacturer’s selling price of your vehicle.

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Documents Required
  • Current registration of the vehicle
  • A commercial invoice, if available
  • You should receive a copy of the import declaration, a custom entry certificate, and a receipt upon clearing Customs
  • You are required to register your vehicle in France within 4 months of the vehicle arriving

Start your planning early and make sure to verify any changes in policy before you begin, but if you follow the steps and instructions listed above, you should have an easy go of it.

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