Ship Your Car To Or From Paraguay
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a regular sized car to Paraguay from the U.S. will generally cost in the neighborhood of $2,300 to $4,700.
- It’s important to note that these are strictly shipping costs and additional fees may apply for import taxes and vehicle registration once the car arrives.
Exporting a vehicle to Paraguay is a little tricky, because the country is land-locked, meaning it has no coastline with any ocean. Therefore, no vehicles can be shipped directly to a port within Paraguay, but must instead be destined for a neighboring country like Argentina, and then shipped by truck from there to the final point of destination within Paraguay.
It’s also possible that river transportation might be arranged within Paraguay, since it has several ports on the Paraguay River and one fair-sized port on the Parana River. Making the specific arrangements for further travel after reaching the destination port should be handled by your shipper. For this reason, it is quite important that you work with a shipper who is familiar with the Paraguayan transport system, so as to avoid long delays in getting the vehicle transported.
On the U.S. side, you’ll need to arrange to have your vehicle either driven to the port of departure, or picked up by your shipper for transport to the departure point. It will be cheaper if you drive the vehicle yourself, but when that is not possible, most shippers offer pick-up service.
The port you must get the vehicle to will depend on where you live in the U.S., since there are many ocean-going ports located on the long coastlines of the country. Of course you will also have to use a port that your shipper operates out of, so choosing a shipper may be your first priority.
Popular Shipping Destinations
- Ciudad del Este
- Fernando de la Mora
- Pedro Juan Caballero
- San Lorenzo
- Villa Elisa
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The two main shipping methods for ocean-going vessels are container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO). Container shipping utilizes 20-ft or 40-ft long containers to encapsulate your vehicle for the trip overseas, and this method provides great protection from the elements and other hazards. It is also the more expensive of the two shipping methods, although the cost can be lowered somewhat by sharing a container with another vehicle.
RORO shipping leaves the vehicle exposed during transit, although lashed securely to the deck. Your car must be driven on and off the ship up and down a ramp, under its own power. This means it must be drive-able and be filled with ¼ tank of gas, but no more than that. There must be nothing stowed inside the car, other than a spare tire and a tire jack, plus a set of keys in the glove box.
Fortunately, there are few restrictions on vehicles entering the country at the moment, so there should not be problems with Paraguayan Customs. You will however, have to pay a port duty at the destination port, and this will depend on exactly which port city is the destination.
Before leaving the U.S. you will have to clear the vehicle though domestic Customs, which means the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. They will require you to provide proof of ownership by means of a bill of sale showing your name as the purchaser. You will also have to provide a clear title with no liens against the vehicle, unless you also have written authorization from the lienholder indicating approval for export.
To avoid potential snags, U.S. Customs should be contacted long ahead of the time you intend to ship the vehicle. Any questions you might have about shipping to Paraguay can be asked of the Paraguayan Embassy in the U.S.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Paraguay
- Purchase invoice
- Copy of passport
- Inspection certificate
- Bill of lading
- Verification of conformity
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