When you’re making plans to ship your car to Piura you need to know a bit about the city before you ship. Piura is called the city of the eternal heat because it stays extremely hot all year round. When your car is shipped to the city, you will need to make sure that you keep all of the fluids maintained well to prevent the car from overheating due to the high temperatures as well as driving through very dry, often dense, air. There are times during the year however that very bad rainfall is capable of coming through Piura and when it does it tends to cause roadway flooding in areas that are typically always dry. You will want to be especially careful during the wet seasons in case of flooding. An International Auto Transport Company will be able to take care of shipping your car to Piura for you. You will need to give them some legal paperwork that will allow permission to transport the car. The paperwork necessary will be:
- Driver’s License
- Social Security Number (Card)
- Car Title and/or Registration
- Power of Attorney
- Auto Insurance Policy
Regulations for Importation to Piura
Something very important that you will have to be aware of the customs regulations for the country of Peru. When shipping to Piura, Peru you will have to abide by the policies set by the Government of Peru for importation of cars into the country. Some of the basic regulations are that the car has to be five years old or newer and must run on gasoline. Import duties and taxes will be assessed when the car reaches the customs checkpoint at the entry port and those fees must be paid before the car can be cleared with customs. If you are a returning or foreign diplomat returning to Piura you can apply for an import duty exemption with the Peru Ministry of Foreign Affairs before your car ships overseas. If you do not apply for the exemption ahead of time, however, you will need to pay the custom import duties. You will also need to make sure you have the correct paperwork when going through customs. The paperwork that you will need will include:
- Your passport
- Photo Identification
- Auto Insurance or a Statement of No Insurance
- Your Bill of Lading (BL)
- DUA Form
- Taxpayer Identification or Social Security Card
- Your Title and Registration
- Your Original Bill of Sale
- Emissions Inspection Clearance Certificate
- Declaration of Value in order to access taxes and import duties
The Cost and Types of Shipping
When you make shipping arrangements the agent will explain all of the pricing for each type of shipping that you can use. They will also let you know what customs fees you may have to pay, the cost of transporting your car from your location in the U.S. to the shipping port that will be used to ship your car, and fees for cleaning or detailing your car before the transport. Sometimes it is necessary for the company to have your car steam cleaned and if so, the agent will let you know in advance. The transport company will have all of the information that you will need to be able to prepare your car for international shipping. You can also contact U.S. Customs if you need detailed information on laws regarding exportation of personal items out of the United States or other customs laws pertaining to importing your items to Piura, Peru.
If you want to ship your car on the ocean you can choose from the following methods of international shipping for cars:
Shipping by Ro-Ro is the way that most cars are shipped when shipping internationally. The car is secured to the deck of a cargo ship and transported from the United States to the port in Piura. Once it arrives in Piura it can be rolled off of the ship and then driven to the customs checkpoint to be inspected for clearance. Your car must be empty when being delivered by Ro-Ro.
Shipping your car in an industrial shipping container is the best way to ship a car when you have other items that need to ship as well. It’s also great for shipping luxury sedans and classic cars as the container offer more protection from the elements during overseas travel.
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.