The oldest city in Djibouti, Tadjoura is situated about 130 km from the Djibouti City, which is the capital of the country. It is the third largest city and is a hub of economy of the Tadjourah Region.
As the import laws and eligibility keeps changing, so it is best to contact the Djibouti Customs Authority so that you are on the same page with the procedures. Additionally, hiring the services of an experienced shipping service is essential. That is why when you utilize the services of A1 Auto Transport Company, we guide you and walk with you through each procedure so that there are no delays or hassles.
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When you start the process of shipping, it is essential to get the documentation in order. Not only will the U.S Customs require proof of ownership and notification about the export but the Djibouti customs will need it too. Some of these documents include:
- Proof of ownership.
- Insurance certificate.
- Original purchase bill.
- Clear title deed.
- Copy of Passport or EIN Letter.
- International Car Shipping Form.
- If there is a car lien, notarized authorization from the lien holder to ship to Djibouti.
Specifications of importing to Tadjoura.
It is imperative to know that only left hand driven vehicles can be imported. Other than that the regulations aren’t very stringent. There is import tax based on the engine capacity. For vehicles with engine capacity of 1000cc to 1300cc, it is 30% of the evaluated value of the vehicle, shipping and freight charges and the insurance on the vehicle. For vehicles with engines of 1300cc-1800cc, it is 60% while 100% tax on vehicles with over 1800cc engines. You might want to talk with A1 Auto Transport service to know more about the taxes that might be applicable. This will help you get the cost of the shipping and then you can budget accordingly.
As your vehicle will be shipped to the Port de Djibouti, it is important for the owner to be present there. If you cannot be there, ensure that you give a signed Power of Attorney to the shipping agent so they can complete the required procedures.
It is important to get the shipping quote from A1 Auto Transport service and this will depend upon different variables, including the make, model and type of vehicle. Additionally, the method of shipping is considered one of the key aspects when costing the shipping. You will need to pick from RORO and Container shipping so A1 Auto Transport Company can offer a written quote.
In RORO, the car is driven on the ship at the U.S port and driven off at the Djibouti port. It is the cheapest method of transporting the vehicle but it comes with some limitations. These include cleaning the car completely, leaving 1/4th tank of fuel, but removing all personal belongings and air conditioning gas. While in container shipping, your vehicle and personal belongings are packed within 20 feet or 40 feet containers, as per requirement. This is more expensive but safer.
You can discuss your custom requirements with us and we’ll help you get the best price on your shipping needs.
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.