Jacmel has always been such a beautiful city that it was named as a World Heritage site due to the beautiful historic architecture and natural beauty surrounding the area. The city had severe damage during the 2010 Haiti earthquake and residents have been rebuilding since that time. Relocating to the beautiful coastal city can take a lot of careful planning, including making a decision on how to have your personal motor vehicle shipped for use while you work or relocate permanently. Only a professional automobile transport company with experience shipping internationally can relocate your car to Jacmel from the United States. You will need to contact the company, answer some questions about your car, and determine how to transport the car as well as schedule the date of shipping.
Finding the right international automobile transport company is crucial when in need of having a motor vehicle shipped overseas. Not all companies can ship cars internationally, and some that do will contract the work out to other companies, thus increasing the cost to car owners. A-1 Auto Transport has been shipping cars internationally for more than 20 years and provides professional, dependable shipping services for all makes and models of motor vehicles. Providing convenient door to door transport and safe and secure shipping services is essential for your car as well as your budget for shipping. You will have to provide identifying documents like your driver’s license and social security number prior to shipping. You will also need to sign a legal agreement (Power of Attorney) to give permission to the company to relocate the car for you. When you call to get an international shipping quote, the agent will also go over the schedule for shipping from the major U.S. shipping port nearest you, the shipping contract and the amount of damage insurance offered during shipment. The agent will be able to schedule your car for delivery when it reaches the destination in Haiti if you will not be able to drive it to your location on your own, so be sure to let them know if you will need delivery services as well and it will be added into your final price quote.
How to Ship Overseas.
Shipping a car overseas requires the use of a form of overseas transport. To ship to Jacmel there are two ways to have your car shipped by sea that are very convenient as well as affordable:
RORO- RORO is a form of shipping that is very simple as well as highly used around the globe. Motor vehicles are rolled onto the RORO vessel for transport, securely strapped onto the deck of the RORO ship and then transported. When the ship reaches the entry port for Jacmel, they are rolled off the ship and easily driven to the customs checkpoint to gain clearance into the city for use. RORO shipping is the least expensive as well as the fastest way to have a car shipped overseas. Cars must be emptied of all personal content for shipment. Your agent will explain to you how to prepare the car for transport.
Enclosed- Enclosed shipping via a large shipping container is preferred by many owners of high end luxury cars and exotic vehicles. Shipping containers provide added protection during shipment securing the car from the elements of the sea water and weather. Many shipping containers are padded and some even offer climate controlled space for your automobile and other items that may need shipped. When shipping via enclosed container shipping, you will need to pay a container fee along with the basic transport charges.
Motor Vehicle Regulations for Importing to Jacmel.
When you ship a car to Jacmel you will need to submit paperwork to customs officials in order to allow clearance of the car when it reaches the entry port. Some of the required paperwork will be:
- Passport or Visa.
- Driver’s License.
- Original Bill of Lading.
- Original Sales Invoice or Commercial Invoice.
- Duty Tax Exemption Form if you are a private business owner.
Taxes are assessed on all motor vehicle and the tax amount is based on the vehicle value. Taxes must be paid at rates of 5% up to 20% depending on the value of car. You may want to contact the Embassy of Haiti for further information regarding required paperwork for customs. All paperwork must be presented to customs and if any is missing the customs officials may place the car in storage until the paperwork can be provided.
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.