The Cost of Shipping a Car to Portugal – What to Expect

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The Cost of Shipping a Car to Portugal – What to Expect

There isn’t any way to determine the cost of shipping without calling a few transport companies for quotes. The shipping process differs for each customer and there are many things that affect the final charges for shipping a car to Portugal from the U.S.

What we do know is that auto shipping services are known for their cost efficiency and reasonable service rates.

The cost of the transport is determined after some information is released to the transport company. Usually, you can get a quote by phone or online within minutes. Give them accurate information so that they can get the truest quote. By calling the transport companies and asking questions while you gather quotes, you can gain more insight.


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About the Taxes and Duties for Auto Import in Portugal.

Trying to figure out the regulations stated in Portugal’s import policy can be daunting. Fortunately, this is where your transporter will become useful once again during the shipping process. They will make sure that your car not only complies with the laws of Portugal, but that you understand the exact amount that must be paid out in taxes before your car can be shipped over. The Embassy of Portugal also holds invaluable information.

The VAT for Portugal’s auto imports is around 23%. Their ISV tax is based on the cylinder capacity and CO2 emissions. An ownership tax is also charged. The percentage for this tax is reliant on the cylinder capacity, CO2 emissions, age, and type of vehicle. There are some ways to lower the cost of duties and taxes, but it will depend on the type of vehicle being shipped. Portugal offers a “green tax” to lower the taxes for anyone shipping eco-friendly or energy saving vehicles.

Joe Webster

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 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.

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