How To Ship Your Motorcycle To Or From Burkina Faso
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a motorcycle from the U.S. to Burkina Faso is affordable and costs about $1650 to $2400, by using a shared container
- Logistics to ship will include freight shipment and land transportation as Burkina Faso is landlocked country
Located in the western part of Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country with approximately 105,900 square miles in size. There are six countries surrounding Burkina Faso. These are Mali, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Benin and Ivory Coast. If you intend shipping your motorcycle here, it is important to know that there is a lot of documentation and procedures that you need to complete before it will be able to clear the U.S Customs and the Burkina Faso Customs Authority. We can assist you with planning and implementation of the whole shipping process as we have been in the global auto shipping industry for over 25 years. We have ample experience shipping various sized vehicles to many West African countries for years.
It is essential to ensure that all of the documentation is completed on time and submitted to the respective Custom departments in both the countries. We can help you organize and submit all of the relevant documents so that they can verify the ownership and authenticate the transit of the motorcycle. You will need to have a few copies of the following documents in order to import:
- Motorcycle condition report
- Original certificate of title and registration
- Non-sale certificate
- Commercial /purchase invoice
- Original passport
- S. Driver’s license
- International insurance policy
- Diplomatic exemption (as relevant)
- Original Bill of Lading
Cost of Shipment
All vehicles that are imported to Burkina Faso have to pay the standard import taxes and duties. If you are doing a temporary import, you can expect to pay 6% of the CIF value. Motorcycles being imported will be charged a rate of 35 % of the CIF value.
The cheapest way to ship your motorcycle from the United States to Burkina Faso is the container shipping option. Most of the shipping companies use a large container for shipping a multitude of motorcycles together. This helps to share the space and the rate of shipping. However, if you are moving and are sending household goods alongside the motorcycle by container shipping, you will be able to fill up the container with your property that you will want to bring with you. Keep in mind; you will need to clear all items with customs before you can ship them.
Another way to ship to Burkina Faso is through Roll On Roll Off shipping. This form of shipping requires that the motorcycle you want to import is operational and can be driven onto the deck of a ship. You cannot have any other accessories like helmet or saddle bag alongside. It will also need to be cleaned before it is shipped.
Contact the Embassy of Burkina Faso to get more details about the current laws and regulations. We can assist you through the procedures and get a free quote today.
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.