Ship Your Car To Or From Mergui, Burma
The Mergui Archipelago is located in the Tanintharyi Region and it has more than 800 islands. All of these vary in size and they all lie in the Andaman Sea off the shore of the Malay Peninsula to the west, where it joins the Indochina region.
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Lots of people travel here to study as well as to seek employment for work as there are a lot of natural resources such as jade, natural gas, gems and oil. If you are planning to move to Mergui in Burma for a short stay or on a long term basis, it is best to import your own vehicle here rather than trying to buy a new imported vehicle here, as they are expensive. The roadways are mostly paved. Even those which aren’t are convenient to travel on. Make sure that your vehicle can withstand commute on unpaved roads.
Things to Consider About Importing Your Car
Now, there are quite a few things that you need to consider about the regulations laid down by Myanmar Revenue Department. There are about 300% of taxes of the assessed value of the vehicle. The overall cost of shipping a vehicle to Burma can be as little as $2,700 with a shipping container. This is for a standard sized vehicle. Other methods can cost you as much as $5,800 depending on the vehicle and the transportation method. Duties as well as taxes are high, unless you are a diplomat. There are a few requirements as well, which include:
- Left-handed vehicles only
- You need a valid picture ID or a license and a passport
- You need to have proof of insurance and purchase
- You need to keep the receipts of the duties you’ve paid
- Make sure that the owner waits at the arrival point
- Proof of residency in Myanmar is advisable
There are quite a few required documents as well such as:
- Export certificate
- Proof of insurance
- Inspection certificate
- Bill of lading
- Commercial invoice
At A1 Auto Transport service, we will help you at every step to ensure that all requirements and documentation are done as per requirement because there is nothing complicated. This will need to be submitted at the U.S port and in Burma, when your vehicle enters the borders. It will be validated and verified by the Burma Customs, regardless of the destination that you choose.
RO/RO and container shipping are the most common ways to ship a vehicle. Now, not all ports accept RO/RO but this is generally the most commonly used one as it’s cheaper and quicker. You have to drive the car on a shipping deck on its wheels. You need to keep it perfectly clean and empty it out of all sorts of possessions. Your vehicle will reach the closest port to Burma which is Kolkata in India and then driven across using land based multi-carriers.
The other method is container shipping. It will also reach Kolkata port. However, the difference is that you have the option of selecting 20 feet or 40 feet containers. Containers can be shared with another individual in order to split the costs. Your personal possessions and car can be packed within the same container, but if you compare cost of just shipping a vehicle, RORO is cheaper.
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.