Sisak is one of the cities in central Croatia which has a confluence of the Odra, Sava and Kupa rivers. It is the acting administrative center of the Sisak- Moslavina County and it’s the biggest river port as well as the center of the current shipping industry of the country.
If you plan on relocating to this beautiful and at the same time bustling city from the USA, you will greatly benefit from having your own vehicle with you. The cost of purchasing a new one is definitely going to be considerably higher than importing your own from the USA. Nevertheless, the expertise and assistance of the A1 Auto Transport are going to help you considerably throughout the entire process as we have over two decades of shipping experience.
With quite a lot of sea ports available in the country, including Bakar, Split, and Dubrovnik, you would have the chance of choosing between Container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-off. The transit time is far less as there are weekly freight ships which depart from the USA to Croatia. There is about 8% duty on the imported non-EU cars and also taxes and customs levies. If you intend on staying the city for more than 3 months, you would have to get the car registered in the country.
You would need to provide quite a few documents in order to get the entire process to be verified as well as legal. You would have to submit those both to the customs in Croatia and in USA. Some of the documents include:
- Submission of E25 Certificate Homologation form.
- Bill of lading.
- Sales contract which is notary authorized.
- Purchase invoice and title deed.
The homologation process is rather characteristic. You would need to ensure that your US made vehicle abides by all the regulations of the EU regarding the environment. With this in mind, if it turns out that your vehicle doesn’t adhere to them, you would have to get it modified. Unfortunately, you can’t do this in Sisak and you would have to do it in the USA or in Germany or Spain and then get the vehicle transported to Sisak.
There are two possible shipping options – Roll-on/Roll-off which would require you to drive the vehicle on a shipping deck on the freight carrier. It is then strapped securely and transported as is to the destination port. The other option is container shipping. It’s more expensive and slower but that’s due to the fact that you are going to be able to choose between a 20ft or 40ft container and ship as many personal belongings with it as you want. It is very important that you get your vehicle cleaned in order to prevent any unwanted delays because of quarantines.
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.