Importing Your Car to Trujillo
Trujillo is a beautiful coastal city in Northwestern Peru and is known as the capital of the everlasting spring. Filled with oceanic scenery and entertaining festivals that last throughout the year, it is a welcoming city to relocate to. When you relocate to Trujillo as a permanent resident you will more than likely find that you need your own personal car to get around the city and enjoy the scenic beauty and festivities. You will need to contact an international automobile shipping company in the U.S. to have your car shipped to Trujillo. The agent that works with you on shipping your car overseas will need you to provide them with copies of standard identification documents. Those documents will usually include your license, car title, social security number and your car insurance policy. You may also need to provide them with a signed Power of Attorney form to allow them to transport your car throughout the U.S. to the exit port as well as overseas to Trujillo. Your agent will inform you of all necessary paperwork that will be necessary when making plans to ship your car internationally.
Import Rules for Shipping to Arequipa
With access, toTrujillo International Airport and Salaverry Port you will find that having accessible ports makes importing your car to the beautiful coastal city much easier than in many Peruvian areas. You will need to know the guidelines set by the Customs in Peru for importing a car. Used cars are required to be within 5 years old from the date of import and all cars must run on gasoline. No diesel cars are allowed to be imported to Peru at all. If you are a national who may be returning to Peru you will be allowed to import one car without having to pay the typical import duty fees. You can obtain duty-free permit by contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and submitting an application with their office. For all others, you will be required to pay duty fees that equal 79% of the cost, insurance and freight fees when importing a used car, and 38% when importing a new car.
Paperwork Necessary for Customs
Customs Officials in Trujillo will need you to supply them with some particular documents when you are importing a car. Those documents include your passport, original bill of lading, car title and registration, insurance policy if you already have one and your original bill of sale. You may also need to have a DUA Customs form and an RUC Tax ID form. Before you ship your car from the United States, you may want to contact the Embassy of Peru in Washington, DC for further information on specific paperwork that may be necessary when importing your personal car to Trujillo as it can vary depending on the type of car you own and your personal diplomatic status.
When you have an international automobile shipper taking care of your overseas shipping needs, you should be aware that the agent who will be working on your shipping order will be your primary source of information for all of your shipping needs. Whether you need assistance with locating paperwork that will need to be filled out, or information on what you will be allowed to pack in your car for shipping, they will be able to guide you through each very important step of the transport process. The agent will tell you upfront what the cost of shipping is going to be and will give you an itemized statement showing all expenses. The agent will also explain the various ways that you can have your car shipped overseas. If you will only be shipping your car and nothing else will need shipped with it you will most likely want to use Roll-On Roll-Off Shipping. Also known as RoRo, this shipping allows for your car to ship directly from the United States to Trujillo, Peru in the most efficient way possible. If you need to ship anything when you ship the car, you can use a container to ship both the car as well as any personal items that need shipped with it. Container Shipping will cost a small amount more than RoRo because you will have to purchase the container rental for travel, but it makes relocating much simpler when you are able to ship all of your shipment at one time. You can also ship by air with air cargo. Working on the same principal as container shipping, you can ship personal items with your car when you have it shipped.
For more information concerning export regulations or import laws internationally you can speak to a representative with U.S. Customs and they can direct you to information that you may need.
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.
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