Lakatoro is the capital of Malmapa Province in Vanuatu. It is conveniently located on the eastern shore of Malakula and is also the largest settlement on the island. When you come to Lakatoro to work, you may want to consider importing your car so you can get around easier.
There are a few basic rules and regulations you need to be aware of when importing a vehicle.
You can discuss your import needs with A1 Auto Transport service. With over twenty years of experience in international shipping, they can assist you every step of the way; from exporting to importing. You will need to be aware of the rules and regulations from the ports, exporting and importing. You will need to check with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on rules about exporting. Rules will need to be followed in order to avoid any delays. All documents required will need to be submitted at least seventy-two hours before your scheduled export.
Documents Needed to Ship.
When shipping your vehicle to Port Vila, you will feel better knowing that shipping here is not expensive. The duty tax is based on the freight charges as well as the cost of the vehicle and any additional insurance purchased. The size of your vehicle, as well as the engine size, will play a key role in determining the amount of taxes paid. You will also need to pay excise taxes which is normally 12.5% VAT. There may also be more taxes as determined by Vanuatu Customs and Inland Revenue which may include a 15% import duties payable on all vehicles with an engine capacity of under 1000cc and 25% on those between 1000 and 1500cc. There is also a 40% duty placed on vehicles with engine sizes of 3000cc. You will need the following documentation in order to ship to Vila:
- Bill of Lading.
- Name and address of the consignee.
- Purchase Invoice of your vehicle.
- Description of the vehicle including the origin.
- Logbook of the car.
- Vehicle title.
- Certificate of value.
- Proof of ownership.
You can discuss more about the documentation and the procedures for importing when you talk to A1 Auto Transport Service. You can find out more by also contacting the Embassy of Vanuatu. They will be able to assist you with any information that you want.
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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