Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan and is the ninth largest city in Pakistan. Quetta is well known for its beautiful fruit garden of Pakistan and is located on the north-western side of Baluchistan which is also near the Pakistan and Afghanistan border.
Quetta is well known for its trade center between these two countries. The main city lies on the Bolan Pass Route, which happens to have been the only gate from Central Asia to South Asia at one time.
When you ship your vehicle to the city of Quetta, you will need to make yourself aware of the rules and regulations that are effective in the United States and the regulations required by the Pakistani Federal Board of Revenue. You will need to know what types of vehicles can be exported, what personal content will be allowed in the vehicle and what is restricted. Your auto transport service, A1 Auto Transport Service will help you determine all of these regulations and rules as well as the paperwork you will need to help you import your vehicle without delay.
Transportation Requirements and Paperwork.
All items that are brought into Pakistan will need to be classified by using the Harmonized Tariff System. Documents will need to list all the cargo that is being brought into the country. You will need the following paperwork:
- Bill of Lading.
- Packing list including the required codes.
- Certificate of Origin.
- Proof of valid insurance.
- Letter of credit.
- Documentation of customs clearance.
- Purchase invoice with vehicle specs included.
Duties and taxes.
Vehicles that are new will need to pay 50% duty if over 8,000 cc and any additional excise taxes. The maximum value that will be assessed for taxes and the duties is 90% of the value of the car. This will make importing the car more expensive if you don't qualify for any special regime designation listed below. No vehicle must be more than three years old. Any special regime autos that come over, they qualify for a decrease in taxes however, you will still be required to pay the import duty.
If a vehicle qualifies for special regime import, the vehicle will need to be less than three years old. Keep in mind that there are certain circumstances that can occur, such as change of residency, personal possession, or even a gift. The special regime designation will only be used in order to ship a car to the country, once every two years per each person. The duty on cars under the special regime exception is based on the displacement of the engine as well as a sliding scale.
The company uses other paperwork that must be completed before the scheduled shipping date. If you are no longer living in the United States and living in Quetta, then you need to have your vehicle picked up wherever you are and delivered to the port that your vehicle will be exiting from. A1 Auto Transport service will come to your location to pick up the vehicle and drive it to port for you.
Shipping a Vehicle to Quetta.
You will have a few ways to ship your vehicle to Quetta. The cost of shipping will depend on the method of shipping you select. Factors, such as the vehicle type you want to import and the distance from the United States to the entry location in Quetta should also be considered. The options you have in shipping your vehicle are:
Roll On/ Roll Off shipping - The most popular way to ship a vehicle, and the most affordable, is the Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method. In order to choose this method, you simply need to clean the vehicle inside and out. You will not be able to send any personal items inside the vehicle while using this shipping method.
Container Shipping - When you need a safer way to transport your vehicle, you may want to choose the container shipping method. This way of shipping allows you to place your vehicle inside the container along with all your personal possessions that you want to take with you. You will need to make a list of everything you intend to ship. You can choose a smaller 20 foot container or go for the larger size of 40 foot.
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.