The port city of Poti is conveniently located in Georgia near the eastern coast of the Black Sea. It was built close to the very site of the ancient Greek colony of Phasis.
Poti gets its name from this ancient colony and has since then evolved into the main industrial center since the turn of the 20th century. It is the main location of the Georgian Naval base.
When you come to Poti, you will need your vehicle to get around. Importing your own vehicle is cheaper than buying a new one and you don’t have to worry about public transportation which can not only be expensive and time consuming but can also be a problem if you don’t speak the language well. There are no Georgian car manufacturers, so importing a vehicle into the country is simple, especially with the help of A1 Auto Transport service. While you are there, if you need vehicle parts, you may find that both Japanese and American made vehicle parts are easily accessible.
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Importing your Vehicle Legally to Georgia.
In order to legally import a vehicle, you need to provide the right documentation that will aid in processing your request legally. These documents will need to be sent to the Georgia Revenue Service and include:
- Car insurance.
- Import permit.
- Work permit.
- Registration of the vehicle.
- Bill of Sale.
- Purchase invoice with all the details of your vehicle.
- Clear title.
The imported vehicles have to pay 12% customs duty and 18% as VAT. These are calculated by the vehicle’s value. If you plan to be in this country for about one year, you will be able to choose the option of temporary import for up to twelve months with a possible twelve month extension. It’s important to note that temporary imports will not include any tax payment or import duty and will need to be guaranteed by a bank in order to approve. The amount of 18% VAT will be the going rate for temp approval. Vehicles that are imported permanently will need to pay all taxes and duty before the vehicle is released.
Secure Measures Taken into Consideration in Georgia.
Due to heighten security, any vehicle carrying cargo will be required to report this to the customs before the vehicle arrives in Poti. There is a specific procedure which includes Cargo Notification that has to be filed at least 24-48 hours before the vehicle arrives. If no notification is given, then delays may be possible. At A1 Auto Transport, we know the requirements and will assist you at every step of the way.
A1 Auto Transport service will provide you with a quote which includes the cost of shipping your vehicle from USA. You will have two options of shipping to choose from; Roll On/ Roll Off and container shipping. With the Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping, your vehicle is driven onto the deck of the ship and then fastened down for safety inside a bay. Once the ship reaches to port in Georgia, the vehicle is started up and driven off. Roll On/ Roll Off is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle. If you have an expensive vehicle or you have personal items that you want to ship with your vehicle, then container shipping may be the best option for you. You may pay more with container shipping however you get to choose from a 20 or 40 foot container and it is safer to import this way instead of the RORO method. You can import your vehicle and your personal items at the same time.
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