Ship Your Car To Or From Liberec, Czech Republic
Located in Czech Republic, the panoramic city of Liberec is surrounded by the majestic Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge and the Jizera Mountains. Liberec is the fifth largest city and is located near the Lusatian Neisse. Today it is a busy city, a center for trade and commerce in the country.
Learn more about vehicle shipping to Czech republic.
Cost of Shipping to Liberec
If you plan to visit Czech Republic or want to move to Liberec, you will want to consider bringing with you a personal vehicle which will give you the freedom you need in order to get around whenever you want to. When shipping a vehicle, there are costs involved. The total cost will depend on several factors. This includes the insurance costs, shipping and freight charges, a method of shipping, taxes, and levies apart from other miscellaneous costs that are incurred.
You can expect to pay $1,600 to $3,300 to import a standard sized car from United States. You will also need to consider all the additional costs that include customs fees, VAT, or Value Added Tax which is approximately 30% percent. The VAT is based on the value of your car or truck at the time you import. Since Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, EU, the standards are also to be considered when determining the cost of importing your vehicle.
Documents, Duties and Taxes
Any vehicle coming into a country that follows the regulations set forth by the European Union will be expected to pay 10% customs duty which is based on the market value of your vehicle in addition to the 19% VAT. These fees are required prior to shipment of your vehicle. If you were shipping a vehicle within the European Union, you will not be charged customs duty and the VAT will be much different.
If your vehicle has been in your possession for a minimum of a year abroad and you have been using the vehicle for at least six months prior to scheduling your import, you will not be charged any duties or VAT due to the fact that your vehicle is considered a possession or yours that you are bringing back with you. To prepare for your import to Czech Republic, you will need to make copies of the following documentation:
- Proof of the vehicle purchase
- Title to the vehicle
- Personal or company declaration
- Copy of your housing contract once in Czech Republic
- Long-term work/residence visa
- Copy of your passport and work permit
Emission Tests and EU Standard Inspections
Before your vehicle can be imported to Czech Republic, you will first need a certificate stating that your vehicle is road ready, once it clears through the U.S Customs and Border Protection. Part of this test will include an emissions test. If there is a problem, and your vehicle does not pass the test, you will not be able to board your vehicle onto the cargo ship. Many vehicles that are in the United States have issues with the emission standards set forth by the European Union. It is advisable that you check with the EU regulations on emissions before you begin the transport process. Other parts of the vehicle that must pass inspection includes the brakes, bumpers, engine, tires, signal blinker, and more. These are mandatory by the Customs Administration of Czech Republic..
You may need about a month or more to work on your vehicle in order to pass inspection, these changes could cost you more, especially if modifications are needed, but you will be able to transport your vehicle instead of purchasing one once you move. It will also help you to avoid using public transportation or vehicle rental which can cost more than making the changes to your personal vehicle. It is important to note that an older vehicle being transported may cost an additional fee referred to as Eco-Tax can cost about 10.000 CZk.
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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