Habbouch is located in Nabativeh District, which is an administrative division of Nabativeh Governorate and is the second largest city in Nabatiye. If you plan to live in Lebanon or would like to stay for a short period of time, you may want to import your vehicle.
Import services are available through A1 Auto Transport Service. The goal of A1 Auto Transport Service is to make your importing experience less stressful and more productive.
What do you need to Import your Vehicle to Habbouch?
There are many requirements when importing your vehicle to Lebanon. It's important to know what these are before you begin the process. A1 Auto Transport Service can help you determine what documents you will need and how much the import fees will cost you. When importing your vehicle, you will need to know how long you plan to import it. If you plan to import it for more than six months, there are certain procedures you will need to follow based on a permanent import. You will also need to pay VAT at 10% on the total value of your vehicle. You will also be charged duty as well as excise duty, when applicable. You can find out more about these rules and regulation by contacting the Embassy of Lebanon. You will need to provide the following documentations regardless of how long you plan to stay:
- Bill of Lading.
- Invoice on the purchase of the vehicle.
- Passport/driving license.
- Proof that you own the vehicle for at least 6 months.
- Owners updated passport and other documents used to prove your identity.
- Insurance policy.
When you import, you will need to pay the duty due as soon as possible. The total you will pay is calculated on the value of your vehicle, the sum of the value of the car, and the cost of shipping the vehicle with insurance. You will also need to pay any sales tax and excise duty as well. 'Single Customs Duty will also be required' which is determined based on the value of your vehicle. If your vehicle is valued at more than twenty million LBP, then you will be billed a flat rate of 5,000,000 LBP. A consumption duty may also be applied to your bill and any other custom duties. The VAT of vehicles is currently 10%.
The value is figured by taking the total of your vehicle, adding insurance, and then the total charge for freight. It's important that you have all the necessary paperwork available when it's time to ship your vehicle. Lebanon's policy for shipment is that any vehicle over eight years of age cannot be imported; however, they are currently trying to lower this down to five. You can find out more about shipping by visiting the Lebanon Customs for more information.
Shipping Methods to Lebanon.
When you are ready to ship your vehicle to Lebanon, you will need to decide what shipping method will work for you.
Container shipping: There are two container sizes to choose from twenty foot and forty foot. You will be able to place your items and your car onto the container and then the container unto loaded onto the deck of the ship by crane.
Roll On/ Roll Off method: is an affordable option. Your car is driven to the port and then onto the ship by way of ramps. Your car will need to only have one-quarter tank of gas. All personal items must be removed from your car with the exception of a spare key, floor mats, and a spare tire.
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.