Unfortunately, many are unaware of the cheap shipping rates provided to U.S. citizens who wish to ship their vehicles abroad. While a thousand dollars or more may seem steep when it comes to shipping costs, it is minimal when compared to any other options you might have.
Buying a car when you arrive in Vietnam will be even more expensive and using public transportation to get around is extremely stressful.
How Is the Cost of Shipping Determined?
The cost of shipping your car to Vietnam is based off of the specifics of the vehicle and the circumstances. Below, are some of the factors that determine the quote you are given.
- The type of vehicle.
- The vehicle’s size and weight.
- The shipping services preferred.
- The distance in which the vehicle must travel.
If you choose container shipping, you can expect to pay a higher bill. This is due to the extra space provided to you for other belongings. Container shipping methods also provide more protection for the vehicle while it travels overseas. High priority services and optional features will also cause higher shipping rates.
Pay All Taxes before Transport.
The tariffs and duties you pay are determined by the vehicle’s make and model, age and condition, as well as engine size and weight. Different taxes will be administered so it is best to have the money prepared weeks before the shipping process begins. The proof of paid taxes must be provided to the Customs office. You can contact the Embassy of Vietnam for more information in regards to the duties associated with auto imports.
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.