How To Ship Your Motorcycle To Or From Bosnia And Herzegovina
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping your motorcycle from USA to Bosnia and Herzegovina would cost in the range of $1600 to $2200, but does not include additional costs and taxes
- It is more affordable to ship it out from the U.S. East Coast as the distance is lesser
Situated on the Balkan Peninsula, Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the southeastern part of Europe. The country is bordered by the Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and has a 12 mile coastline on the Adriatic Sea. With exquisite natural beauty and modern cities, traveling around for leisure or traversing the city limits on a motorcycle is trendy and enjoyable. Thus, if you are moving from USA to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and need to bring over your motorcycle, hiring the services of our company would be helpful.
With years in the auto shipping industry, we are A-1 Auto Transport and take pride in being considered one of the most trusted global shipping services. We can walk you through the complete process, offer you a written quote and ensure that the U.S. Customs regulations and the auto import requirements of Bosnia Customs Authority are cleared with ease.
With plenty of documentation and paperwork that needs to be filed apart from filling in a lot of forms, one of our shipping agents will be with you to ensure that everything has been done as per the current import regulations. Some of these include:
- A manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO/MCO)
- The original bill of sale with the year, make, model, and VIN included
- Original certificate of title if the motorcycle is new
- Bill of Sale which shows the vehicle is paid in full and has been notarized
- Automobile shipping information sheet
- Power of Attorney for exporting
- Insurance proof
Reaching the Port
Once your motorcycle has made it to the port of Ploče in Croatia and later transported by land to Bosnia, customs will work to clear it before releasing it to you. You will need to pay all the taxes and duties that you are required to before you are eligible to drive it. The duty is calculated at 0% to 15% though the average tax is around 5% while there is an additional 17% VAT based on the CIF value of the motorcycle. You will then need to register your motorcycle so it can be legal to drive in Bosnia. It's important that you study up on the rules and regulations for driving in Bosnia.
There are three options to choose from when shipping your motorcycle to Bosnia from U.S. If you are in a rush to get it you may want to choose to air ship your motorcycle. Other options include shipping container and Roll On/ Roll-Off. Whether you choose to ship your motorcycle by air or by container, you will want to pack your bike in a crate. When you pack it this way, you reduce the chance that the motorcycle receives damage while in the process. If you are not able to pack up your motorcycle into a crate, you can still ship your motorcycle by air or by Roll On/ Roll-Off method. There will still need to be some degree of preparedness in order to ship your bike to you. First, your bike can go onto a pallet and the wheels will be secured so it will not be able to move in any direction.
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.