Pirae is located in the French Polynesia and is a town in the suburban Papeete. This is a territory overseas in Pacific Ocean and is administered by France and is situated on Tahiti. If you want to live in Pirae, you may want to consider bringing your vehicle here so you can get around as much as you need to.
However, it's important to note that shipping a vehicle to the French Polynesia is not easy to do but the laws are the same as what they are in France so that may help. Any diplomats can import their vehicle duty free and do not have the hassle of taxes and duties.
Any foreigners that import will need to pay all expenses incurred in order to import. Found in the Pacific Ocean, the French Polynesia between South America and Australia so if you want to bring your car or truck to Tahiti, it will probably arrive at the Pape'ete Container Terminal and then go from there.
Costs and Documents to Ship to French Polynesia.
Any vehicle import will be charged for importing. These taxes are figured up by taking the value of the vehicle, the model of the vehicle, the year and size as well as any accessories on the vehicle. The current VAT on imported vehicles is 19.6%.
When exporting your vehicle from a port in the U.S.A, you will need to pay customs and duties because the United States is not a part of the European Union or EU. You will need to pay all customs duties at the port your vehicle will be entering the country at and the VAT is to be paid directly to French customs. The estimated customs duty is 10%. You will need to pay the import duties and taxes, but you will also need to bring the following documentation with you:
- Title deed.
- Valid driver's license.
- Valid Insurance.
- Non-sale Certificate.
If your vehicle is under six months of age, you will need a detailed invoice and submit it with the information that states the year the vehicle was made, the brand of the vehicle, the model of the vehicle, the chassis as well as the engine number. These documents will be necessary in order to ship your vehicle by a shipping company. You will still need to show proof that you own the vehicle, intent for import, as well as the necessary funds in order to complete your import request.
Affordable shipping options to Pirae.
In order to ship your vehicle to Pirae in French Polynesia, you will need to determine what shipping method you prefer depending on your needs and budget. The most popular options are the Roll On/ Roll Off method, or RORO and the container shipping method.
RORO method to ship is the most chosen way of shipping. With this method, your vehicle will be rolled onto the deck of the ship and secured for transport. Once it is brought to the port, it is unharnessed and removed from the ship and sent to the French Polynesian customs department. This method is the most affordable way to ship however you cannot leave any possessions inside the motor vehicle.
Container shipping is another choice. The method of shipping allows you to place your vehicle inside and fill the rest of the container up with your household goods. The container is sealed up and loaded onto the deck of the ship and transported to the new port where it is then unloaded and checked into customs.
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.
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