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When you’re planning on shipping a car to Tetouan you need to first become familiar with the traffic laws of the city as well as have an understanding of what the various road conditions are throughout the city. While the main roads are usually in exceptional condition, this may not be true for some of the secondary roads. Roadways are often clustered especially during peak driving times and although rules are in place for speed limits and stop signs, it is well advised to take precaution as many drivers will not adhere to rules unless they see a police officer watching traffic. Making sure that you know the rules of the road and how to drive cautiously are very important for driving in Tetouan. Tetouan is host to one of the major shipping ports of Morocco which means it is a relatively easy process to have a car shipped to the city as long as you have transport completed by a professional who is experienced with overseas car shipping and international import/export laws.
How to Have a Car Transported
The first step to having your car transported to Tetouan is to hire the services of an international auto shipping company. Professionals who have the necessary experience with working together with U.S. Customs as well as agencies throughout the world to ship cars overseas will be the only way to have your car delivered to you in Tetouan. The company will have you fill out their shipping paperwork as well as provide information such as your driver’s license, social security number, car title and a signed Power of Attorney that will give them the right to transport your car within the United States as well as overseas to your location in Tetouan. You will need to pay shipping fees as well as pick-up and delivery fees of you need the transport company to deliver your car to the port. Your shipping agent will fully explain all fees associated with the cost of shipping as well as the types of shipping that you will be able to choose from. Before you have the car shipped, you may want to check with U.S. Customs for information on laws regarding car types and personal items that are allowed to be exported outside of the United States.
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Available Modes of Transport
With the convenience of hosting a major shipping entry port in Morocco, it is recommended to ship a car by sea to Tetouan. Your shipping agent will work with you to determine which type of transport will be best for your car. The agent will also go over the time it will take for each transport type available to reach the port in Tetouan once it leaves the exit port in the United States. Here are the ways you can ship a car internationally from the United States to Tetouan.
Ro-Ro Shipping has been used for shipping motor vehicles of all types overseas for a very long time and is the way that most usually have their car shipped. Cars are shipped on the deck of a ship that is specially designed just for vehicle transport and they arrive in the fastest time possible when shipping on the sea. This way of shipping is only designed for vehicle shipping and your car will need to be cleaned out before it can be loaded onto the ship for transport.
Container Shipping is also a very popular way to ship a car overseas on the ocean. The car, truck, van or other types of motor vehicle is placed inside of a secure shipping container and then placed onto the cargo ship for transport. You will be able to put personal items inside of the car as it is being shipped when you use a container as it is sealed and very secure during transport.
Your shipping agent will go over all the information on transport types, shipping dates and the total cost of shipping as you are working together on all of your international shipping plans.
What to Expect at Customs in Tetouan
Customs Officials at the checkpoint in Tetouan will perform a detailed visual inspection of your car as it is taken though for clearance. You will need to make sure that you have all of the regulatory paperwork filled out before you go through the customs checkpoint. Standard paperwork such as your car title, passport and an import permit will be necessary for officials. They will also need to see your Bill of Lading in order to accurately issue fees for taxes or import duties. Your car has to be within five years of the manufacture date regardless of your Diplomatic status and you will be required by law to pay import duties at the time of entry. The Government of Morocco will allow up to three months to pay the duties if you are unable to pay them in full at the time of import, but if they have not been paid by the three-month time allotment you will have to export the car out of the country and back to the United States.
Your shipping agent will be able to provide you with all information necessary to have the car shipped internationally as well as overseas shipping laws and pricing on transport.