How To Ship Your Motorcycle To Or From Burma
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping your motorcycle to Burma can range from $2,500 to $4,500, based on different shipping methods.
- It is most affordable to ship the motorcycle in a shared container.
Burma or Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia. It shares its borders with Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand, and India. Most of the country is located between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer, making it more prone to heavy rains and storms. This is an important consideration when you are looking to ship your motorcycle to Burma from the USA.
Motorcycle Import Regulations
Although the imported vehicle market has grown since 2012 when the regulations were eased, motorcycles are a more affordable option. They are more economical and easy to drive in the congested streets of the different cities in Burma. However, the main impediment is the lack of stable import policies and registration procedures that can delay the process.
However, it is best to work with a company that has extensive experience in shipping vehicles including motorcycles to Burma. We are one of the most trusted international auto shipping services and have shipped innumerable vehicles all over Southeast Asia, especially Burma and understand all aspects of the legal requirements of the country.
It is important to know that the roadways are both paved and unpaved, depending upon the region but they are stretched clear all through the nation. This makes it possible to reach all corners in Burma on your motorcycle. We understand that irrespective of the make and model of your motorcycle, you need it shipped safely so that there is no damage. That is why it is important to crate it if it is an expensive motorcycle or you need additional protection during transportation else RORO works well. To get an estimate on the shipping costs, discuss your custom requirements with one of our shipping agents that they will be able to assist you.
Customs Duties and Taxes on Importing Motorcycles
Currently, the customs duty is calculated on your motorcycle by the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce, based on the CIF value. This includes the cost of insurance, evaluated value of the bike and the freight shipping costs. Additionally, there are taxes that have to be cleared after the customs tariffs are added to the total calculated amount. You need to be aware that there are registration charges to be paid if you intend keeping the motorcycle permanently in Burma. The import duty on motorcycles in Burma is 30% with an additional 5% tax if it is going to be used for commercial purposes.
Documentation Before Import
International approvals are important before the motorcycle can be exported from the USA to Burma. Similarly, the Burmese Customs Department will verify the ownership and validate the related documents before you can import it. Here are the most essential documents that are needed by both the customs departments:
- Import permit
- Owner’s passport and visa
- Custom’s statements
- Temporary registration documents
Eligibility to Import
Not everyone can import a motorcycle or vehicle directly to Burma as there are the environment and government restrictions. However, the Burmese government allows the returning citizens to import a car or motorcycle when they move back to the country. As a visitor on a visa or if you are there to work, you can import your motorcycle using the Individual Trading Cards (ITC) as per the Ministry of Commerce.
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.